With smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 getting bigger interfaces, some corporations are going micro.
Vuzix showcased its M100 Smart Glasses, a hands free add on to smartphones that clips on to a headband with a tiny screen and accessibility to the smartphone, at the Showstoppers presentation of the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The M100 connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, displayed with Android operating system, and provides the user access to a visual address book, a camera to record video or take photos, or even run various applications, including augmented reality apps.
The eyepiece features a 16:9 widescreen WQVGA screen, allowing the user easy, portable access to their smartphone inches away from their eye. The fact that it can connect via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi means that it is usable virtually anywhere to connect to your phone, and renders the glasses highly effective.
The Vuzix M100 had a solid showing at the Mobile World Congress, showing that not all companies need to get bigger interfaces with their new smartphones. The M100 provides people desiring a small, portable connection to their smartphone and is great for people on the go. Its development has a future for several great apps, utilizing the camera to take pictures of a bar code, for example, and displaying information about the product.
More information from Vuzix's website about the product can be found here.