Leading supplier of Video Eyewear and smart glasses products Vuzix, has teamed up with Lenovo to offer the M100 Smart Glasses in China. The Product will be co-branded with sales starting in September. The Smart Glasses will be marketed exclusively by Lenovo across as part of Lenovo’s New Business Development Brand. According to Vice-President, Mr. Yuli Bai of Lenovo Group, “Lenovo is always seeking new and innovative products that merge and integrate technology into products that offer our customers a high degree of functionality and convenience.” The team up of these two companies means big money.
At the press release in Rochester NY, Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix Paul Travers said “China is a significant milestone for us and for the wearable industry. Lenovo is world renowned for its high quality products and exceptional engineering, making them the most ideal partner with which to bring our M100 Smart Glasses to China. As Lenovo is number one worldwide in supplying computers to business and the public sector and the number 3 supplier of smart-connected devices (smartphones and tablets), we see strong market opportunities for our M100 as it was specifically designed for those markets. Additionally we hope the M100 is just the first in a line of future products the companies may introduce together incorporating Vuzix’ video eyewear technology for sale in China and perhaps elsewhere.” As you can see, the two companies are pretty confident in the product they will soon deliver.
The M100 Smart Glasses come with some pretty neat features. Some of these features such as Voice Recognition, mapping, and various other cloud-based services are just a few. The Smart Glasses are somewhat similar to Google’s beloved Glass project but mount to the side of your head. The M100 also runs on Android 4.0.4 and has a 1GHz dual-core processor. As for the price tag, the M100 will cost 8000 Yuan. State side that’s about $1,291.00, a pretty hefty price tag. Let us know what you think about Lenovo teaming up with Vuzix and have a look at the images below. Do you think they have what it takes to compete with Google Glass? Or will the Search Giant prevail.