SOURCE: Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix Corporation

April 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Vuzix Launches New Wrap 920 VR Bundle That Supports 2D and Stereo 3D Gaming

New 6TC Head Tracker Allows 'Virtual' in Game Presence

LONDON--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Vuzix Corporation, a leader in video eyewear, today announced its 'Limited Edition' Wrap 920 VR bundle for PC gamers -- giving gamers a 'virtual' in game experience and a significant advantage over their opponents. The bundle offers the ability to experience stereo 3D PC gaming on a new level thanks to the inclusion of the latest Vuzix accessory -- the Wrap Tracker 6TC for head tracking and the Virtual Reality (VR) software manager.

In the box is all you need to open up a world of 'virtual' 3D gaming and with a substantial saving of £90 / EUR 138 (against when products are purchased individually) this bundle is a must for gaming enthusiasts wishing to enjoy gaming in true stereo 3D! Priced at £399.99 / EUR 499.99 inc VAT this latest bundle is available for visitors to pre-order and try on the Vuzix stand (G13).

The Wrap 920 video eyewear enables users to enjoy the 'cinema in your pocket' experience of viewing movies and music videos on a big screen when connected to an iPod Touch, iPhone or mobile device. The VR bundle couples the Wrap 920 with a VGA Cable, the Wrap 6TC tracker and the VR manager software allowing PC gamers to truly immerse themselves in 3D gaming. The bundle launches with compatibility for over 100 popular PC games including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Call of Duty, GRID, World of Warcraft and many more. A complete game compatibility chart can be found at www.vuzix.com/UKSITE/consumer/products_vr920_support.html

Paul Travers, CEO Vuzix Corporation, said, "The Wrap 920 VR bundle adds a unique 3D 'in game' element for PC gamers. When you hear the enemy coming up behind you, the ability to physically turn your head and view them or to be able to view the complete landscape of the game play zone offers the player a unique advantage over their game opponents."

The tiny Wrap Tracker 6TC provides 'virtual' presence for first person games including action / shoot 'em ups, driving games and simulators. Less than the size of a penny, this device clips discreetly and securely into the eyewear and enables the wearer to be 'placed' within the game. Using the latest in magneto-resistive sensors, accelerometers and gyro's the Wrap 6TC offers high accuracy head tracking.

The VR Manager software is digitally downloaded from Vuzix and enables calibration of the head tracker, provides the 3D experience and also offers assistance with technical issues should they arise.

Box Contents:

  • Wrap™ 920 video eyewear
  • Composite AV cable for iPod®/iPhone®
  • Composite AV cable
  • Wrap AA Battery/Control Box (with two AA batteries included)
  • Wrap VGA Adapter/Control Box
  • Wrap Tracker 6TC
  • Detachable premium quality noise-isolating earphones
  • Three sizes of noise isolation earphone inserts
  • Wrap 920 manual, warranty and safety instructions
  • Soft carrying case

Mr. Travers continues, "The success of the previous virtual reality iWear from Vuzix encouraged us to produce a product that could offer PC gamers a 3D experience as well as the head tracking facility but in our latest Wrap design. We are dedicated to providing our customers with eyewear that serves their purpose, whether it's personal movie viewing, 3D gaming or augmented reality."

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products in the defense, consumer and media & entertainment markets. The company's products, personal display devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, thermal sighting systems, tactical wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 51 patents in the Video Eyewear field. The company has won 9 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is based in Rochester, NY with offices in Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.vuzix.com.

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