Saturday, 20 January, 2018

CES 2018: Vuzix Blade AR glasses are the next Google Glasses

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Be Shown at CES You'll soon be able to use augmented reality smart glasses to talk to Alexa
Terence Owen | 12 January, 2018, 03:27

Microsoft and Magic Leap have been teasing us with their augmented reality (AR) goggles for years, but clearly, these products in the form of the HoloLens and the Magic Leap One are not yet ready for prime time. Similar to what Google Glass offered in the past, the Vuzix glasses superimpose digital information on top of the glasses to help users connect with Alexa assistant alongside looking at the real world. Windows computers are ubiquitous, and once the Alexa app starts showing up there, it will be effectively everywhere. With the Windows PC's screen and camera to supplement its capabilities you can see how Alexa could become dramatically more useful in a business setting. Needless to say that Alexa will instantly eclipse native assistant Cortana with its humungous count of skills.

The company doesn't disclose sales of Echo devices beyond a year-end news release touting the sales of "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices during the holiday season. It's going to go a lot further than this because not too long ago, Alexa gained the abilities to talk with electric vehicles and microwaves. Consumers will be given easier access to the assistant without having to open up a website.

As with HP, the Pavilion Wave will be the first to come designed specifically with offerings for voice interactions via Amazon Alexa.

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These shades from Vuzix are quite advanced, but not on the same level as HoloLens and the Magic Leap One.

Voice assistants and augmented reality are expected to be some of the more highlighted fields during this year's CES, so it makes sense for US-based startup Vuzix to announce its pair of AR smart glasses with a neat party trick.

The price right now is $1,000, but Vuzix hopes to bring it down to less than $500 with future generations. You know, the only way for that to happen, is if the first-generation product is successful enough to bring down the cost of components. The newly launched Swift 7 and Spin notebooks will come with Alexa pre-loaded like Cortana, while the remaining entries will receive Alexa via Acer Care Centre by the mid of 2018.

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