Vuzix Announces Planned Consumer Launch of Blade Smart Glasses
At CES 2019, Vuzix brought a much more polished version of their Blade smart glasses to the table. The product, which blends augmented reality technology into a seamless and rather stylish design (when you consider some of the other options out there in this space), has always been touted as a commercial solution by the company. And that’s fine, because the applications for these types of smart glasses really lend themselves nicely to the professional world, offering hands-free instruction and the sort to field experts.
But forgive us if we want to see the smart glasses market hit the mainstream.
Hearing that call, Vuzix announced during the show that it will begin accepting preorders for their Blade AR smart glasses by the general public. Available now, the Blade smart glasses carry a $999.99 price tag, and can be purchased on the company's website. Completing a preorder for the glasses gives the user immediate access to the Vuzix Blade Developer Center, which includes product documentation, support forums, sample code, and other downloads. Prescription inserts for the smart glasses are available as an add-on for an addition $199.99.