Viewing the future of mobile technology in Las Vegas

Vuzix M100
An eye-opener or an eye-sore? Vuzix M100's makers say this is the future. Photo: Vuzix

The makers of hands-free glasses for smartphone users have said they are offering people a glimpse of the future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Vuzix have emerged as a major rival to Google in the battle to deliver a product that can allow mobile users to view information and watch videos on the go, without using their hands.

The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, whose over-the-eye display supports regular mobile applications, is among the latest technology being showcased at the annual Nevada tech show, which begins tomorrow.

ITV News' Lewis Vaughan Jones got a sneak preview:

The telecommunications-style headset contains an Android-powered screen that allows the wearer to see texts and videos from the internet on a virtual display and stream video footage.

Paul Travers, Vuzix CEO, told ITV News his product will mark a "big change" in the mobile industry.

People like to be connected to their information and this is a great way to be connected to it. We believe (this) is the beginning of a big change in how people interact with their information.