Vuzix Blade Now Supports Streaming Video Services and Other Consumer Applications

Vuzix announced its smartglasses will now support streaming video services like Netflix etc.

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American AR/VR wearable display manufacturer Vuzix announced its Vuzix Blade smartglasses will now support streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Go, and other consumer applications. Additionally, for a limited time, the company is offering 30% discount on its Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses at the price of $699.99 for both U.S. consumer and enterprise customers.

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“The infrastructure to support the Vuzix Blade in scale has been achieved in terms of production capacity, device functionality and usability across a multitude of applications. The latest upgrade to the Vuzix Blade Companion App for iOS and Android opens the door for a wave of applications for enterprise and consumers that can now be supported by the Blade,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

Dubbed ‘Dads and Grads Summer Spree’, this promotion gives consumers and enterprise customers an ideal opportunity to own Vuzix Blade smartglasses with new features for a cheaper price. The Android based applications are now available for download from the Vuzix App Store, says a press release.

Vuzix also upgraded the Vuzix Blade Companion App for iOS and Android mobile phones to include a virtual trackpad that controls a mouse pointer on the Vuzix Blade, which together with the remote keyboard input provide users new ways to navigate apps.

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New web browsing feature allow users to use browsers such as Firefox. The new functionality of the Blade Companion App makes available an extensive series of new enterprise and consumer applications that were previously incompatible with the Blade.

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In addition to the ‘Dads and Grads Summer Spree’ promotion, Vuzix is announcing an ANSI Z87.1 safety glass rated Vuzix Blade for enterprise customers at a price point of $999.99.  Numerous enterprise customers have requested a safety glasses version of the Blade and the Company expects to begin shipping this new product to customers in July.

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Sam Draper
June 19, 2019

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