The Moverio BT-200 improves on the old BT-100 with a less clunky
design, but it still can't match the Google's product's sleekness. One
of the biggest problems is that the Moverio connects to a
smartphone-like controller with a wire, whereas Google Glass connects
wirelessly to your phone to run the MyGlass control app. That's not such
a big issue when you consider that Epson doesn't expect Moverio users
will be walking around town like geeky hipsters. Instead, they see the
BT-200 primarily as an augmented reality headset for gamers sitting on a
chair in their bedrooms at home.
Unlike Glass which puts the image in the periphery of your vision, the BT-200 can fill your field of view like a giant TV with a virtual screen that appears about four feet in front of you. It also features dual
cameras, which allows it to project a 3D image. Built-in Motion sensors
mean that the image can be manipulated to follow your direction of view
just like the Oculus Rift headset, which should add a lot of realism to first-person shooter type games.
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