Can I extend the viewing time of my eyewear by connecting it to an external power source?
Some Vuzix eyewear models are equipped with a rechargeable battery pack or it may be available as an option. The viewing time on these units can be extended infinitely when connected to a compatible external power supply.
Will connecting my iPod/iPhone to an external power supply affect my eyewear viewing time?
Connecting an external power supply to your iPod/iPhone will extend the runtime of that device but it will have no effect on your eyewear’s runtime. Each use separate power sources.
How do I connect my Vuzix video eyewear to my portable DVD player?
There are a couple of different ways to do it. The connection can be made using the Portable DVD Player Cable that comes with a Vuzix Portable DVD player or available for purchase separately. Many portable DVD players have a compatible jack, typically labeled with headphones or audio icon and the letters AV for video. An optional method is to use the RCA style Composite A/V Adaptor Cable that came with your Vuzix video eyewear. Composite connections are universal and available on almost all audio video devices.
Can I use a rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries with a Wrap and other Vuzix video eyewear?
Yes. Most well known brands of NiMH batteries will work fine but there are a few brands, such as the Energizer Rechargeable NiMH 2500mAh that may not fit properly into the iWear AV230 XL or Wrap battery box. Batteries with a shorter positive post may not fit correctly into some battery enclosures. Most batteries are built with their positive post to a standard dimension and will work fine.
Will the Composite A/V Adapter for iPod® work with an iPhone?
Yes, the Composite A/V Adapter for iPod® has been tested and approved for use with the iPhone. This is a cable designed specifically for use with iPod and iPhone products. It provides a direct plug and play connection between your iPod, including touch and iPhone, and all AV models of Vuzix video eyewear.
Can I watch 3D DVDs on my computer?
You can but it may require optional cabling, software and configuration. First, you need to connect your eyewear to your computer. How this is accomplished varies from one Vuzix model of eyewear to another. With a model designed for PC connectivity, such as the iWear VR920, it connects directly to a computer. For most other models an optional adaptor cable is required. Once your eyewear and computer are connected, you’ll need a DVD player that is compatible with your 3D content. For some content this may require special software while some may play in a standard DVD player application and will display correct 3D when your eyewear is configured for the corresponding 3D format.
Can your products’ focus be adjusted, so I can wear them without my glasses?
The iWear IP230, iWear AV230, and iWear DV920 have focus adjustments for each eye, allowing approximately +2 to -6 diopters of adjustment.
Where can I obtain information on optional cables and their compatibility?
A cable compatibility chart can be found in the Product Charts
section of this website.
Can I use a Wrap VR and STAR eyewear models with Linux?
Wrap and STAR eyewear models, equipped with a VGA Controller (interface adapter) are designed for connection to a personal computer using a Windows XP, Vista or 7 operating systems. Linux is not a supported operating system. Some portions of these products are reported function on some Linux releases but other components may not. Vuzix video eyewear products are not tested on Linux systems and technical support is not available for Linux installations. (also see “Which Wrap VR and STAR components work with Mac & Linux?”)
Can I use a Wrap VR and STAR eyewear model on a Mac?
Wrap and STAR eyewear models, equipped with a VGA Controller (interface adapter) are designed for connection to a personal computer using a Windows XP, Vista or 7 operating systems. The Mac OS is not a supported operating system. Some portions of these products are known to function on version 10.5 and later Mac operating systems, while some are known not to be compatible. Full Mac model and OS version testing has not be conducted and technical support is not available for Mac installations. (also see “Which Wrap VR and STAR components work with Mac & Linux?”)
Which Wrap VR and STAR components work with Mac & Linux?
Note: The following is based upon customer feedback and has not been verified by Vuzix. This is information is being provided to assist Vuzix eyewear customers but it does not constitute any guarantee of compatibility or official support status for these components and/or system configurations.
Wrap VGA Controllers
(331MA0030) – with firmware 1.35 or greater have been reported to function with both Mac and Linux systems. Some earlier firmware versions may or may not work with Mac systems but they generally do not work with Linux. Firmware version information is available through VR Manager 4.0, a Windows only application.
Wrap Tracker 6TC
(301T00011) – is not supported on a Mac system but may be work on Linux systems if equipped with independent 3rd party software. Vuzix does not provide a Linux SDK but some developers have had success in implementing tracker support. VR Manager is a software application that provides a tracker calibration tool. This software is only available for Windows.
works for both standard 2D and stereoscopic 3D, when provided with compatible content. 3D video requires side-by-side formatted content played full-screen in a resolution supported by that model eyewear. No special drivers are required.
is reported to work with both Max and Linux.
, on the Wrap 920AR and STAR 1200 are seen by the computer as standard USB webcams but may require compatible drivers. These products use a variety of video cameras, modified to mount on the eyewear, with drivers supplied by the camera manufacturer.
provided with these products is Windows only. No Mac or Linux versions of the software is available.