Epson expands line-up of Moverio AR smart glasses

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Technology manufacturer Epson has added to its line-up of smart glasses for augmented reality experiences.

The Moverio BT-30C smart glasses, available for pre-order now for shipping in June at a cost of $499, are a tethered plug-and-play device aimed at 5G smartphone and PC owners.

The smart glasses connect to Android smartphones or Windows PCs via USB-C.

They do not require extensive set up or additional software, and feature an easy user interface that integrates with existing devices.

Epson said that in addition to personal entertainment use, the Moverio BT-30C can interface with custom business-to-business applications such as captioning, subtitling, language translations and more.

Eric Mizufuka, AR product manager at Epson America, said: “Over the past eight years, Epson has been committed to expanding the applications and capabilities of the wearable display category, and the introduction of the Moverio BT-30C brings to market an affordable, high-quality and comfortable wearable display solution that leverages the content, connectivity and power of a smartphone.”

“Whether delivering immersive mobile gaming content, real-time captioning and entertainment translation, or augmenting tourist and theme park experiences, the compact Moverio BT-30C smart glasses allow users to experience and interact with content in a whole new way.”

The Moverio BT-30C smart glasses aim to make the most of the 5G devices and deliver higher quality extended reality (XR) experiences that their rivals.

“Epson Moverio BT-30C smart glasses are a great accessory for 5G smartphones that leverage high bandwidth to deliver premium-quality multimedia,” said Hugo Swart, head of XR at Qualcomm Technologies, whose push to have 5G widely adopted in mobile devices is attracting lots of attention.

Swart continued: “Tethering the XR Viewer to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5G-enabled smartphone will offer immersive ‘big-screen’ experiences and provide transformative benefits to both consumer and enterprise sectors.”

Watch a product overview of the Moverio BT-30C smart glasses below:

Image credit: Epson