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Epson Moverio BT-100 – what you need to know

The Moverio BT-100, the latest in portable entertainment from tech giant Epson, is on its way to the UK in the coming months.

Hailed as an alternative to the tablet, the Moverio BT-100 is a cutting edge piece of kit that Epson is aiming squarely at the business traveller market.

The device is currently on display at the Gadget Show Live 2012, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham. So what do you need to know about this interesting device?

What is the Moverio BT-100?

In a nut shell, the Moverio is a pair of high tech glasses that allow its wearer to watch videos and surf the web, while still being aware of their surroundings.

It is certainly an impressive device, and will appeal to the gadget lover who has everything. But while there are plenty of positives to the Moverio BT-100, it is very much a first generation device. So what are the pros and cons of the device?

Moverio BT-100 pros

There’s no denying that the idea behind this device will appeal to the businessmen it is aimed at. And Epson does well to deliver on its promises.

Two 0.52 inch LCD displays built into the headset give the impression that you’re watching a 320 inch display from 20 metres. It sounds good, and it works really well.

As for internet browsing, the Android 2.2 platform delivers good speeds, and the 4GB SD Card gives you plenty of space for offline content.

Moverio BT-100 cons

As Epson is going for the business traveller market, the Moverio comes with a suitably eye-watering price tag. On sale for around £500, this device will certainly not be for everyone.

The so-called ‘easy-to-use’ track pad is fine for navigating through the Moverio’s interface, but you can forget about typing anything quickly.

There’s also the issue of the look of the glasses – they’re not exactly subtle. Having said that, we don’t expect people to be walking down the street wearing them.


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