Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones
The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon.
Since the launch of the Vuzix Blade back in February of this year, the AR smart glasses have received a generous amount of updates, in the process quietly becoming one of the more unique AR headsets currently on the market.
Just recently, Vuzix Corporation partnered with Verizon and Zoi Meet, a popular multi communication platform, to introduce real-time language translation functionality to the device, allowing users to instantly interpret multiple languages, including Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Earlier this month the company announced the arrival of a DJI Drone companion app that allows both enterprise clients and consumers to control DJI brand drones without the need for a smartphone or tablet device. Compatible with the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, and Spark, Vuzix Blade users are able to access the remote devices via a WiFi connection and view a live video feed as well as receive navigational feedback directly from their headset.
“Drones are being used across multiple vertical markets including security, first responders, insurance, inspection, manufacturing, field service and by consumers,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix, in an official release. “DJI controls a significant share of the drone market and the integration of the DJI Drone app for the Blade opens up additional adjacent markets for the Blade to be used as a hands-free visual aid eliminating the need for a smartphone or tablet.”
Today, the company announced a new addition to the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses which introduces Alexa Built-in official certification, allowing users hands-free access to Amazon’s proprietary voice assistant technology. Similar to standalone Alexa devices, the smart glasses can register voice commands and perform a variety of tasks, from ordering products on Amazon.com and controlling compatible smart devices, to ordering takeout from food delivery apps and scheduling rideshare pick-ups.
“The custom Alexa application developed by Vuzix has been certified by Amazon, paving the way for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to become an Alexa Built-in smart glasses device,” added Travers. “The software team at Vuzix worked closely with the Alexa team at Amazon to offer a complete Alexa integration to Vuzix Blade customers. Now that we have the Vuzix Blade available for easy purchase on Amazon.com, we see this offering as the ideal method to make available Amazon Alexa’s cloud-based voice services to Vuzix smart glasses.”
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