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Myvu’s Crystal, Shades video eyewear revealed

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, January 7, 2008
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Myvu Corporation has introduced its new generation of personal media viewers with the new myvu shades and myvu crystal video eyewear. Both new viewers feature Kopin’s CyberDisplay technology, offering the highest pixel density and the sharpest resolution for its size, a rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of viewing time for shades and up to four hours of viewing time for crystal, and earbuds from Ultimate Ears. In a partnership with INNO Design, renowned designer Young Kim worked on the myvu shades, giving them a unique glance-down sunglass-inspired design that allows viewers to keep aware of their surroundings, and provides a “broad and unobstructed field of view that enables new applications and uses that were not possible before.”

imageMyvu crystal offers VGA quality resolution, a 35% increase in the field of view over existing myvu models and a design that “retains the appearance of a delicate, elegant pair of high-end eyeglasses.” “We’re taking video-on-the-go from techno-geek to techno-chic, crossing age and gender barriers,” said Kip Kokinakis, president and CEO of Myvu Corporation. “Our new line brings together world leaders in design and function. We’re honored to have worked with Young Kim of INNO on the design for shades. Likewise, with Kopin we have developed a very strong relationship that provides customers with the highest resolution and quality. Now virtually anyone can enjoy high quality mobile entertainment with style.” Myvu shades will be available in January and will sell for $200; myvu crystal is expected to ship in the spring and will sell for $300.

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1

I wonder if the composite connection has the bandwidth to take advantage of that VGA resolution in the Crystal.

Posted by Neil on January 7, 2008 at 2:16 PM (PDT)

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I hope they have reformulated the plastic they use for the frames, I had two pairs of the original MyVu’s and the plastic cracked and broke apart on both of them even though I had not even worn the second pair.  MyVu was good however about replacing them under warranty. I later emailed MyVu customer service to find out if the problem had been resolved since I wanted to buy the new MyVu Solo ... even after explaining about the cracked plastic, their reaction was, ‘Problem? What problem?’ Since I have a very narrow face, it wasn’t as though I spread the temples out to the breaking point. There definitely was a problem with the design or materials. I’ll probably buy the new shades though and keep my fingers crossed that the plastic won’t break.

Posted by firefox23508 on January 7, 2008 at 6:08 PM (PDT)

3

Shame MyVu don’t use oled’s, as the image quality would be a lot better as would the battery life

Posted by smile4u on June 12, 2008 at 6:17 AM (PDT)

4

i prefer the video eyewear that use LCOS or OLED technology
such as I-cool do.

Posted by teeta on November 9, 2008 at 7:28 PM (PDT)

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