UNBOXED: Reviewing the iWear Video Headphones by Vuzix
To be clear, the iWear Video Headphones by Vuzix are not to be confused with the other virtual reality headsets on the market. While iWear can perform most of the same functions as a VR device, that’s not what this bad boy is designed for. Vuzix pushes iWear as a “mobile entertainment” device first and foremost.
iWear works with most smartphones, gaming systems, TVs, computers, and more to produce an entirely immersive experience for the user. Through platforms like StreamVR (which, by the way, doesn’t play very nice on Mac—though it can after downloading numerous different programs) and those aforementioned devices, iWear can recreate any 2D or 3D movie or gaming experience on an in-headset display that equates to a 125-inch screen viewed at 10 feet away.
What drew me to Vuzix at IFA 2016 in Berlin was the fact that the company had the iWear on display, plugged into a PlayStation 4 console. Seeing that, I knew I had to give them a test drive in my own home.