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3C clears Vuzix to sell its M400 smart glasses in China

The Vuzix M400 smart glasses. (Source: Vuzix)
The Vuzix M400 smart glasses. (Source: Vuzix)
The smart-glasses company Vuzix has announced that it has 3C certification for its M400 model. Therefore, it may now target the market in question with this IP67-rated, drop-resistant smart viewer. As with many other products in this category, it is directed at professional and industrial applications.

Vuzix is a company based in Tokyo, Japan, Rochester, New York, and Oxford, UK that applies its 157 relevant patents to augmented reality (AR) and smart-glass products for enterprise and professional customers. The M400 is an example of these that has just secured 3C approval and will thus be released to the Chinese market.

The OEM describes this as part of a "significant opportunity" for its business. It will target use-cases that help businesses patch holes in their communication and connectivity left by the Covid-19 pandemic and its concomitant lockdown in the M400's new region. 

The smart viewer itself mainly functions via a full-color OLED display and a camera capable of up to 12.8MP image-capture, 4K/30fps video and optical image stablization (OIS). The M400s also feature phase-detection  autofocus (PDAF) and a USB type C port with USB 3.1 Gen 2.

The M400s are powered by the octa-core Snapdragon XR1 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Therefore, this gadget is very nearly a whole new mid-tier smartphone packed into smart-glasses form - although they run an OS based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 5 (Update: 2020-07- 5)