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Vuzix is not new in the field of smart glasses; it has been making smart glasses for more than a decade now. Initially the smart glasses were made for medical applications or stocking shelves in warehouses. In 2018, Vuzix teased a prototype of the Blade, a smaller, sleeker pair made for consumers. Not only does it come with a floating display at the Google Glass, it’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Blade smart glasses are like basic sunglasses, when you look at them. But after further probe, it will appear that these are something more. The frame is a bit on the chunky side, and the temples are extremely tall to accommodate the electronics and batteries.

Vuzix Blade

When the company was asked about the purpose of building Blade smart glasses, the idea behind the Blade, is to have both artificial and virtual reality at once. The company official stated that, it is not to be an augmented-reality headset like Microsoft’s HoloLens or Magic Leap. ”We consider AR, VR and mixed reality big and bulky computer wearable systems as completely different from the problem we’re trying to solve.”

From the company, it is informed that these Vuzix Blade smart glasses are to be used in conjunction with your smartphone. Smart glasses are designed as a buddy to work with your phone, so you can leave your phone in your pocket. Not only that, it basically promises the same features as a smartwatch, except it lives on your face instead of your wrist.

Vuzix Blade smart glasses have Android 5.0 and quad-core ARM processor. The glasses feature wave-guide-based, see-through optics driven by a Cobra II DLP-based display that’s projected onto the glass. Smart glasses have 8-megapixel camera for image capture and sharing directly through the Blade interface. Other than these, they can be connected with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well.