back to article Epson joins Microsoft in underwhelming 3D glasses

You may be really looking forward to 3D glasses but based on the latest tech giant's efforts, it may be some time. Today we tried out Epsom Moverio BT-200 smart glasses at IoT World in San Francisco and were left… underwhelmed. Not for the first time either: earlier this month, we tried out Microsoft's Hololens and the earth …

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    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      re: looks somewhat reasonable from the review.

      For anybody that services pumps or military vehicles in an environment where 3d glasses and touch pads will survive.

      That is any area where it isn't desert sun, or 40deg below, where you aren't wearing safety goggles or a helmet or gloves and your hands aren't covered in oil

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  2. Mage Silver badge
    FAIL

    subscription to the Vergence software

    Oh dear.

    So it might work for Sieko - Epson. If Vergence and others buy these and supply them subsidised.

    Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Vergence, Google, Amazon may like a subscription model, but smaller companies and individuals don't!

  3. Francis Vaughan

    A quick look at NGrain's web page suggests they need to get their act together a little.

    They advertise multiple platform support for their core Ngrain SDK. Where multi-platform is defined as Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Hmmm.

    Then one notices that the web page prominently features what is clearly a MacBook Pro - albeit in mirror image, running Vergence. Guess what - Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 only as well. Sure, you can run those in a Mac, but it isn't a good look. (The Mac is clearly a mirror image - they keyboard layout is mirrored as well as the ports.)

    In fairness they do seem to have a neat high performance 3D volume renderer that is perfect for augmented reality. However usually these tools are used with much more capable devices than low end glasses and iPads. Motion tracking being a key capability for a start.

    There have been immersive 3D tools around for 20 odd years. Cartia, and Pro Mechanica's Windchill come to mind (or whatever they are called now - it has been a long time.)

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Our company's careers page shows a bunch of slim attractive men and women in neat shirts all intently studying a powerpoint slide. An actual picture of our dev team would probably be banned under some sort of video-nasty law.

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