Of all the best applications for the product, I have seen it at its best for construction work or being given directions. Having someone over your right eye give you advice and directions is an excellent way of getting work done. But I can also see the commercial elements, and these glasses seem to fit the ticket quite well. They are also an excellent example of immersive technology. 

Vuzix announced that the company will showcase its CES Innovation awards winner, the new Blade 3000 Smart Glasses at CES 2017, should you like to spend thousands of pounds to fly over there to have a go.

According to the company, the Blade 3000 delivers a vibrant full color display, with enhanced functionality for on-the-go, hands-free, mobile computing requirements. Ideal for mobile applications, you can stay connected and navigate without taking your smartphone out your pocket or purse.

Most interestingly, it is the winner of four international CES Innovation 2017 Honoree Awards in the following categories:

  • Computer Accessories Product
  • Gaming Product
  • Virtual Reality Product
  • Wireless Handset Accessories Product

Ideal for work and play, the lightweight Vuzix Blade 3000 is  apparently the first Smart Sunglasses featuring style, performance and advanced waveguide optics for hands-free mobile computing and connectivity. It can be used to track your health level fitness with external BT sensors for fitness activities, like jogging, biking and skiing. And for the business user, the Blade 3000 Smart Glasses are the perfect workplace tool for delivering enhanced functionality for hands-free, mobile computing requirements. It also makes you look like a complete twat to your other work colleagues until its adoption becomes more widespread.

The Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses is completely untethered and supports both wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces and it delivers a “hands free” digital world, providing unprecedented access to location-aware connected information, data collection and more.

Jokes aside, it seems like a cool piece of kit. Here’s to a future of hands-free immersive reality!

To see a video demonstration of the Blade 3000, please click here: https://www.vuzix.com/Products/Series-3000-Smart-Glasses.