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Vuzix iWear AV310 Widescreen Video Eyewear - Packaging and Accessories

The iPhone 3G and 3G S are the top of the heap in PMPs. Can the Vuzix AV310 Widescreen headset make them better?

| Players & Accessories in HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 22, 2009 3:38 am
TweakTown Rating: 72%      Manufacturer: Vuzix

Packaging

 

The Vuzix AV310 iWear comes in a decent looking box. I can say that my first thought on seeing it was that they'd gotten Zachary Quinto (who plays Sylar on Heroes) to model the glasses. But this quickly passed and I started looking at what the box was actually trying to tell me.

 

Vuzix AV310 Widescreen Video Eyewear

 

Looking at the box, it would appear to claim that the AV310 simulates the experience of viewing your video content on a 52-inch 16:9 monitor. That is quite a claim to be honest and one that I fully intended to verify.

 

Vuzix AV310 Widescreen Video Eyewear

 

Moving around to the back of the box, we find a decent amount of "hard sell" and actually useful information. There is also a nice image of the "loot" contained inside.

 

Upon opening the box, we find the Vuzix AV310 lying exposed right under the lid. Now, normally I would not cover the position of where the hardware is, but this seems a little dangerous to me. The card board of the box is not the most secure and I could see these being easily damaged in shipping. Vuzix should consider a more secure form of packaging.

 

Vuzix AV310 Widescreen Video Eyewear

 

Once we got over the shock of having the AV310s exposed to potential damage, we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of accessories that Vuzix has put in.

 

Besides the AV310 glasses there are two adapters, one for an iPod/iPhone and one for RCA input. This allows for a wide variety of input choices and the only one missing was for a standard PC, a VGA + 1/8-inch audio plug would have been nice.

 

Other items include one neck strap, one soft cloth bag, an instruction manual and an AA battery. There is also a note explaining that Vuzix is no longer providing an optional nose piece.

 

Vuzix AV310 Widescreen Video Eyewear

 

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