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Watching movies and TV shows on the go is pretty normal nowadays, thanks to the advent of the iPod and the iPhone. Take a look around next time you're on a train and notice all the commuters that have basically turned your carriage into an extension of their lounge - all they're missing is a beer fridge (probably a bit tricky to get one on the 18:20 from West Norwood). Well, the clever chaps and chapesses behind the Vuzix Video iWear have gone one step further and taken the image from your teeny portable media screen and put it right in front of your eyes. In your sunglasses, in fact. That's right, these sunglasses have screens in the lenses that, when viewed in conjunction, give you a great-quality picture.
You can opt for the 230, 280 or 920 versions (all are ace), each having their own range of features. The 230 will balloon your screen to an effective 46 inches in front of your eyes, and the 280 version transforms your piffling little iPod screen into the equivalent of a 51-inch display viewed from a 10ft distance. This means the advantages in quality and your ability to immerse yourself in what you're watching are huge. What's more, you can even watch 3D movies on it - talk about keeping up with the Joneses. Even better, the 280 has both a 16:10 and 4:3 aspect capability - widescreen! This is the only product on the market that offers this feature, so you can feel all smug as you see absolutely everything the director intended. You can also adjust the contrasts and volume (there are some pretty nifty noise-reducing earphones attached) to your heart's content, or so you can still hear the train announcements.
Anyone feeling particularly flash should opt for the 920 version - it's a bit lighter and more powerful, meaning that the 'screen' balloons to an incredible 67 inches in effect. Not in reality, of course. It'd take your head off. Still, the quality is incredible and the main thing is that it turns those tiresome plane journeys and commutes into great, immersive cinema experiences.
All three models are incredibly easy to use - simply attach your media device of choice, play a movie and sit back. There's an in-line remote that allows you to adjust anything you feel like adjusting, volume and contrast and such, and the stylish look of the glasses themselves makes the whole operation almost imperceptible. Your only concern might be giggling ungainly at the latest comedy whilst looking like a total maniac to your travel companions. As long as you keep that under control, these Vuzix Video iWear packages are the business.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a blister-packed item and cannot be returned for refund if it has already been opened. If you wish to return the item, the blister packaging must not be broken.
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These glasses are a fantastically convenient way to watch video from practically any source without disturbing anyone near you. Be one of the first to get them - in a year everyone will be wearing them! As soon as they are back in stock on IWOOT I will be buying another pair!