CES 2012: Vuzix To Introduce Ghost Recon SMART Glasses

Look like a Future Soldier...and improve your vision options a little bit.

It's almost time for the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 to kick off, a week filled with great new technology, including TV's, tablets, and video games.  What's more, some companies are introducing some interesting new gadgets alongside upcoming games.  Vuzix, for instance, is working closely with both Ubisoft and Nokia technology to produce special visionary eyewear for the upcoming game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.  And it'll introduce it at the show this week.

According to the description (which we found over at Baconafterdark.com), Vuzix is set to show off the special glasses at the show that will not offer you a great military-esque look when using the glasses, but actually serve a purpose.  See, SMART Glasses are developed based on a transmissive display technology licensed from Nokia. Not only can the overlay images on the surrounding landscape, they can fully work outdoors in the daytime by adjusting the contrast.  So they serve a purpose outside of just looking cool...y'know, something the ol' Halo 3 helmet couldn't quite do.  (Though we're still glad to own that, heh.)

Playing with these glasses on can easily present a true military experience to those playing the game, enhancing your gameplay abilities while, at the same time, giving you an idea of what it's actually like to be a Future Soldier.  Immersion would definitely be a lot closer with these.

Unfortunately, we don't have any details on pricing yet (guessing at least $100 per accessory), but we'll stop by their booth and have more information later this week.  For now, check out these promo images and get ready to become a warrior.

As for the game itself, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is hitting stores on March 6th, for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.