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Epson pushes the Moverio BT-100 at Gadget Show Live

Tech giant Epson has been extolling the virtues of its latest innovation – the Moverio BT-100, a new way to watch media on the go.

Epson had a big presence at the Gadget Show Live last week, showing off its latest gadgets and its home entertainment innovations.

Exciting devices at the Epson stall at the Gadget Show Live included a number of projectors like the MG-850HD.

This exciting device is the first HD-Ready 3LCD projector, and even comes with an iPod docking station. There’s no need to download any apps or clip-on attachments, just connect your iPod, iPhone or iPad to the MG-850HD.

The projector also has built-in 10W speakers so you can play music and videos, as well view photos on a cinematic scale that can reach up to 300 inches.

Epson Moverio BT-100

But the big draw at the Epson stand was the Moverio BT-100 – a pair of high tech glasses designed for the on-the-go businessman.

At around £500, they don’t come cheap. So we caught up with Sally Brown, the PR account manager with Epson, to find out why we should buy one.

“One of the things is the privacy. From a security point of view, if you’re on an aeroplane you’re aware of what’s going on, you know when the drinks trolley is coming, [or] when the person next to you wants to get up.”

“Other brands that are out there are a complete blackout, so that’s the uniqueness of it [the Moverio]. So it’s having a cinema experience with a 300 inch screen from a 20 metre distance.”

While most people will use the Moverio BT-100 for watching films, Ms Brown was keen to point out the other uses for the device.

“It’s not just a movie player, it’s wireless so you can stream content from YouTube, you can listen to music, you can also check your emails and work it as if you were working on a laptop,” she added.


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