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Win A Vuzix Eyewear AV310!

iWear-AV310

By Chris Scott Barr

One contest is over, but it’s already time for another to begin. This time around we have a Vusix iWear AV310 to give away. We haven’t done any formal reviews on this particular item, but I have checked our a few of their other iWear products in the past. The device is essentially worn like a pair of glasses (along with a pair of integrated earbuds) and hooked up to some sort of video input. This can be an iPod, game console, DVD player or just about anything. The unit has a pair of tiny screens that gives you the the same feeling as watching a 52-inch TV.

If you spend a lot of time commuting, or just like to escape for a bit, this could be a fun way to do it. The best part is that you can get one for free. How can you win one? I’m glad you asked.

We have a lot of readers just like you that stop by OhGizmo on a regular basis. We love that you enjoy our work enough to keep reading and subscribing to our RSS and Twitter feeds. However, when it comes to comments and discussions, things are a little quiet around here. So with this giveaway, we’re going to encourage you to comment on new articles as you see them.

The contest is going to run until November 1st. On the following Monday, I will pick a random article written in the month of October, and select a comment. That person will receive the Vuzix iWear AV310. Simple, right?

There are, of course some stipulations. First, it’s only open to US readers. Second, in order for your comment to be selected, it has to be relevant to the article it was left on. We’re trying to encourage you guys to speak your mind about the topics we write about. You can comment on as many articles as you like, provided they are constructive. New comments posted on articles written before today will not be counted. This is to give a little bit of an edge to our readers who already feel the need to comment. We will likely be using this same format in the future, so you’re encouraged to keep commenting even after the contest has ended.

Good luck!

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  • IdleThreats

    I think we all can assume that exclaiming “First!” does not improve our chances of winning. Does complementing your hair improve our chances? Regardless, I just want to say, dude, your hair is awesome. I wish my hair was like that.

    Those glasses sound like fun. Is it fair to say they offer an advantage over a big-screen TV? I mean, if you're enjoying your entertainment privately. I'm assuming the glasses could make it big enough to fill you entire field of vision. That brings me back to the days my grandmother rented a Nintendo Virtual Boy for me. Thank you, Grammy!

  • taylorbri

    These glasses could make my Yoga workouts rock! Send a set my way please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Bullock/1220846615 Justin Bullock

    MUST…HAVE!!!!!!! i cant imagine what fun i could have with those.

  • samuelk

    It's like a Geordi LaForge kit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nunidawg Tim Turner

    The only bad part of comment's is that I dont do that much anywhere. On the glasses I've wanted something like that for awhile, but they are pretty pricey. Another thing is you had better be prepared to sit through the whole movie and knowing where you put the snacks and beverage!!

  • helpinghands

    These would be good primarily for use on airplanes or at home watching a PMP if someone else in the room is hogging the TV. They will more than likely cause headaches for prolonged use but is a neat novelty item to have on hand. On an airplane it would be good to drown out the noisy people or keep that strange person sitting next to you from talking to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    The concept of these iwear glasses have been around for quite a while now. I remember checking out a similar pair at the store in an airport the other day. While it's a cool Idea (and don't get me wrong, they're the coolest thing since the mp3 player) the resolution of the cheaper ones is no too much better than an ipod.

    One really nice thing about them though is that you can use them anywhere…You don't have to squint at your ipod's screen or hold your hand in the same position for hours while you watch your favorite movie. I've always wanted a pair of these.

  • charliehorse43

    So does this count. I am not sure I would want to be seen out in the world wearing these. Maybe for home use.

  • charliehorse43

    I am not sure I would want to be seen outside the house with those. That said I think it would be cool to win them.

  • jooferreira

    this time i can't post, i'm outside the US !!!
    i still want the bucky balls..
    anyway nice item for gamers

  • johnkyr

    yeah i'd love to have these :)

  • Lammy2004

    If feel discrimated because its for US-residents only. I'm on a 6 hrs drive every Friday to see my girlfriend. I'm going by car-sharing and some of the commuters can be incredibly annoying. I just need one ;)

  • StratMan9000

    I always wanted a set of these so I could watch movies/video podcasts in bed, and be completely relaxed!

  • napime

    Sounds good. Probably looks better.

  • Anonymous

    HEYYYY!!! I gotta tell you something! I’ve been following Ohgizmo for over a year and think its the most awesome gadget blog on the net! for the last two weeks I’ve been trying to put comments up but this disqus commenting thing wont let me log in to comment and my mother won’t let me have a facebook! I have opened up my own twitter just so hopefully I can start commenting! I Love OhGizmo! Those glasses would be a huge improvement over my parents 27 inch CRT television from the 90’s!

  • Anonymous

    HEYYY! is this stupid disqus thing working? I’ve been following OhGizmo for over a year and have over the last two weeks been trying to put up comments except for the annoying fact that Disqus seems to have declared war on me and my online life and is doing all they can to keep me from posting! HELP! I WANT TO POST BUT DISQUS IS STOPPING ME!!!
    and those glasses would be a huge improvement over my parent’s 27 inch CRT TV set from the 90s.

  • Anonymous

    HEYYY! is this stupid disqus thing working? I’ve been following OhGizmo for over a year and have over the last two weeks been trying to put up comments except for the annoying fact that Disqus seems to have declared war on me and my online life and is doing all they can to keep me from posting! HELP! I WANT TO POST BUT DISQUS IS STOPPING ME!!!
    and those glasses would be a huge improvement over my parent’s 27 inch CRT TV set from the 90s.

  • synfin

    This looks like a great product I could use while traveling by air for business or just visiting family the ability to completely tune out everyone on the plane and go off into my own space is a great idea.
    Thanks for the opportunity

    Joe

  • sk8aelf

    Actually would love to test these out. Been wanting to try a pair, and actually write a real review on the subject.

    Most reviews written by people who are already biased on a certain thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Young/1148354442 Daniel Young

    These are quite possibly one of the coolest things i've seen lately. I think that being able to dissconnect from the real world once in a while is a good idea. Life can get mundane with just a tv and a 4 year old running around in front of it… lol.

  • Anonymous

    i think these things would be great to use. nothing like being able to immerse myself into a video game or a movie while my daughter watches her shows she likes. Dora is fine and all, but i can only take her asking the same question 10 times an episode. lol. who ever wins these should let us know how well they work, that way i have a first hand experience to go off of while i’m thinking about buying some. (if i don’t win)

  • http://twitter.com/Zachfersure Zach de Graaff

    Sounds like a good way to run the contest. Come on ohGizmo! id love to just sit in my chair hammock and watch a nice movie!

  • baggyklown

    oh my god, that thing is amazing. it would be perfect for playing fpshooters.

  • ojone87

    Ive heard alot about these, mostly mixed opinions. some people like them and some hate them. itd be nice to give them a try myself and see if they live up to the description

  • rippleye

    this thing looks sweet

  • jeffmauch

    Interesting product. I'd love to get my hands on one and toy with it.
    Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/cervantas18109 cervantas18109

    I was lucky enough to use a pair of these at a recent convention running GRID and I was actually pretty impressed. Alot of similar products are a bit pixelated or grainy but these were pretty clear. Sure not HD clear but well enough to not give you a headache a la Virtual Boy. The best part though, is that this device is completely plug and play.

    I feel sorry for those saying they want these for long drives. I hope you have some kind of spider sense to drive blindly while watching movies through these haha.

    *crosses fingers*

  • http://twitter.com/cervantas18109 cervantas18109

    Haha boy can I relate. D-D-D-D-D-DORA!!!
    I would definitely let my daughter wear these while I had the TV though. I can't even imagine the mischievous things she would be up to if I had these on.

  • rr3

    Loooove these glasses. Would loooooove to own a pair. I haven't read any reviews on them because this is the only site I visit and you haven't reviewed them! ; ) I'm like Jsteeg's parents, I have a 19″ TV!!
    And great hair BTW!

  • wikasa85

    Mhan i want to win one so bad. I got to travel almost 3 hours to and from my internship in the train. I got a stipud hug laptop that cant even last more then 30 minutes and got my to keep me company and would love to have one of those glasses to watch my series or even a movie on it to pass the time….. I really hope to get one…

    I saw one of these item on ebay and on the net called Vglasses or soemthing like that for hte ipod and and iphone looked really look. I wonder when they will have a HD version or ones i am talkign aobut has clear glass on the side and ontop so oyu can still see what it happening around you.

  • Anonymous

    I have never played around with this type of gadget. Maybe it is the fear of looking goofy- but I think it is mostly the fear of falling in love with it and wearing them more often than night.
    I am also addicted to wearing my sunglasses. So between the sunglasses and these things- no one would ever see my eyes. But I guess that also means no having to worry about applying eye makeup. How is that for taking a completely cool post and turning it into utter chick mode. ugh. hehe

  • Anonymous

    I have never played around with this type of gadget. Maybe it is the fear of looking goofy- but I think it is mostly the fear of falling in love with it and wearing them more often than night.
    I am also addicted to wearing my sunglasses. So between the sunglasses and these things- no one would ever see my eyes. But I guess that also means no having to worry about applying eye makeup. How is that for taking a completely cool post and turning it into utter chick mode. ugh. hehe

  • cirez

    Interesting little toy, bet you would look like robocop with them on.

  • cirez

    Looks sweet, I'd like to have one (for free of course).

    Im not sure what I'd think if i saw somone looking through one of those on the bus, sort of robocop like.

  • agoerlitz

    I sure would like to win the cool glasses. I wear glasses so its nice to hear there is an option to tweak the vision. Also, I would like to try hooking it up to the pc to use as a monitor so I could work from home using it as my monitor “sounds fun”. Of course watching the occasional flick or playing a ps3 game would be cool too.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Bullock/1220846615 Justin Bullock

    Man, when every time i open Firefox, the only thing i can think of is “scroll down to the Vuzix Eyewear AV310 contest” I still cant help to fell that i might get something i have been looking forwards to since my i layed eyes on them. I have to win 'em! PS: you site is awesome and was always awesome! :D

  • mcman

    I was wondering why there was a sudden burst of comments around here. Now I can use my insulting sarcasm on someone other than the writers. Don't worry though, I'll still throw some your way writers as I don't want you to feel neglected.

  • btsculptor

    I assume these aren't safe for driving? ;)

  • xBerserker

    Good idea with the contest. Hope it bring in lots of comment traffic. I visit this site all the time. Keep up the good work.

  • bgoldsm

    Who's your daddy!

  • bobbyAfra

    OK, I spend every day reading through all the articles, so why not spend a little more time for a chance to win these cool glasses/TV?? I've already tried them out at my local MicroCenter and they are really cool. I've been planning on buying myself a pair for Xmas/

  • rabidsquid

    It would be interesting to see how the technology has advanced. I recall some earlier attempts reported to cause dizziness and nausea. Also, I've always wanted a 52″ TV on my ceiling and I think this would be a lot easier than trying to mount something that won't fall on me.

  • Dyoung720

    hahaha, yeah. My daughter doesn't like wearing normal glasses so i know she wouldn't dig these. But hey, thats why she has a mother. I'm usually with her all day, so a small escape would be nice once and a while.

  • no_sweat

    Ok I'll be the one to say it :

    How great would it be to watch porn with these? I'm man enough to admit that porn would be the first thing I watch.

    That is all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tkjoey Joey Cheung

    “I always want my Ruby Quartz Lenses with earbuds, thanks” – Cyclops

  • robroot

    “If you spend a lot of time commuting, or just like to escape for a bit, this could be a fun way to do it.”

    I spend two hours on the train each workday, and these would be an awesome way to pass the time. It would also be great to let everyone know how well they do and do not work.

  • echezeaux

    This will make it so much easier to masturbate while my roommate is sleeping since the only tv is in her room.

  • no_sweat

    Finally some truth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468931781 facebook-1468931781

    I've been looking for a fair priced and better than normal spec set of vid-glasses. This would be cool if I won. I can't afford alot of things and it takes me months to save up for anything. Once a month income staaaaaanks.

  • justinkemp87

    Woow This is best blog i have read on the tpoic

    Thanks
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