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Epson's Moverio BT-100 Android-powered display glasses available in the USA

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Epson's futuristic Moverio BT-100 media player is now available in the US, following its launch in Japan back in November.

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Epson launched its BT-100 media viewer glasses in Japan back in November, but now the Android-powered translucent visor is now available in the USA. The headset uses micro projectors to create a 960 x 540 qHD display in front of the wearer's eyes, which appears as an 80-inch image 5 meters away, while still allowing them to see the world around them. The dual projectors mean that it's able to display 3D content, too. Built-in earbuds handle audio, with Dolby Mobile Surround technology helping to provide an immersive movie experience.

The headset connects to a controller with a touchpad and the standard Android buttons, along with Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to browse the web, view media, or even (as Thomas Sohmers demonstrated earlier month) control Parrot's AR.Drone quadrocopter. The controller has 1GB built-in storage and ships with a 4GB microSD card, though can accept up to 32GB of removable storage. The headset costs $699.99 — a shade pricier than in Japan — and is available now direct from Epson.