Vufine+ is an HD wearable display that connects with your devices for convenience and expanding usage. It can be used for your smartphone and laptop. People are also using it for their drones, which is amazing.
Vufine started designing for augmented reality product when there was a peak of interest for Google Glass. Google Glass was too complicated and expensive so they designed an option that is simpler.
Price: $169.15 on Amazon, $199.00 on Vufine Website, $199.99 on BestBuy and not available on Walmart.
Included in the box:
Unboxing and Set-up
Vufine+ Technical Details
|Product Dimensions||7.4 x 4.7 x 1.9 inches|
|Item Weight||0.96 ounces|
|Battery Life||Approx. 90 mins|
|Charging||5v Micro USB|
|Display||Type: LCOS qHD 960×540|
Virtual Screen Brightness: 220 cd/m2Contrast Ratio: 150:1
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.|
Since Vufine’s aim to make the wearable display design, they really hit the mark with the Vufine+. The simplicity of the designs makes it less intimidating for someone who has not used a wearable display gadget before. Thought the feel of the Vufine+ is mainly plastic and might seem “too light”, it has good weight on it and is pretty durable.
The magnetic docking station snaps right into the Vufine+. And if you really wear glasses, the box has nerd glasses included in it.
You can easily connect the Vufine+ to any of your devices that could act as an HDMI Source. For Apple users, included in the box is an Apple Adapter.
It has three view-type modes – fit mode, zoom mode, and standard. It has an LCOS qHD 960×540 display that looks quite natural. Battery life is approximately 90mins. It might not be enough time when you’re using it for drones or if you use it for work or as a second monitor.
Amazon – 3.1 out of 5-star rating with 82 reviews
“This wearable display is perfect for increasing situational awareness when flying a Drone. I fly an Inspire 2 Drone which has the Camera for capturing footage, and a FPV camera that always points in the direction of the nose.
In order to maintain VLOS, you are supposed to keep your eye on the drone minimizing looking away to check the display as much as possible. I use the Cendence Controller in order to quickly make camera adjustments by feel, rather than hunting around the App. In order to see FPV view you have to overlay it on top of Camera view in the app. This approach results in you taking your eye off VLOS longer than I feel is necessary to check camera, and FPV of the Drone. The display is very crisp and all you have to do is consciously focus on the screen. You can still see your Drone peripherally when you do this, although it takes a little getting used to.
With the Vufine Wearable display, I can see FPV of what the drone sees in front of it while still looking at the Drone in flight. I am still experimenting with if I want the Wearable display to do FPV or Camera view. It will matter if I fly solo or with a second operator.
With the Cendence remote control, you configure the HDMI out for 720p. And you then select what will appear on the HDMI output, onto your Vufine.” – user comment from Vufine.com
“I’m on the road a ton for work, and one of the things I miss when on the road is my second monitor, which admittedly doesn’t fit very well into my carry on bag… Given this, I’ve been looking for a small, portable monitor that I can take on the road with me, though most of the options I’ve found are still pretty cumbersome when also trying to fit a week’s worth of clothes into a small suitcase. Vufine has been a nice addition to my repertoire, effectively allowing me to bring along a second screen without having to lug along another monitor. I also enjoyed the privacy aspect when stuck in the middle seat on a long flight home. Setup was pretty straightforward and while I wish the battery lasted a bit longer on its own, it’s done a good job of meeting my needs for now.” – user comment from Vufine.com
“Alrighty, I have played around with the Vufine for a couple days now and have some mixed feelings.
For one, it is useless if you intend to use it with thin-framed glasses. Even with the included ‘brace’ for thin frames, the Vufine is just too heavy. The mount was constantly slipping downward. To make matters worse, it was extremely uncomfortable and you will constantly be adjusting your glasses due to the added weight. I have a hat mount on the way which should take care of that issue, still a bummer that it doesn’t work right out of the box though.
So, that’s a bummer. But onto the good stuff, which may surprise you..
With the included dorky glasses, the mount works quite well! It does not slip off your face like normal script glasses will (at least in my case). It’s pretty neat not having to look down at a field monitor and instead have a small screen constantly in your FOV. Takes some getting used to, but it will certainly come in handy when I’m shooting video with my Ronin.
The BEST use I’ve found so far with the Vufine surprised me though.. For taking photos!! Holy sh*t if you find yourself trying to take photos in unusual positions and don’t want to use the back LCD screen, this is literally like a small electronic viewfinder constantly on your eye. Honestly it’s so good with my A7Riii, that I can go out shooting and not even have to rely on the EVF or back LCD screen.
So there you have it…. Sucks for prescription glasses, is okay for video shoots, and kicks ass for taking photos in difficult positions/locations. It’s overpriced in my opinion, but I’ll be keeping mine because of the usefulness I stated above.” – Troy Underwood on Amazon.
“I bought this as a kind of experiment. I’m an illustrator/ painter and I work from photo references, or 3D model programs. I found this to be a great tool/ time saver while I work. Normally i’ll have my computer with my references set up on the side and whatever my canvas is in front of me. Sometimes its a nuisance to have to turn my head so much to look at the reference and by the time I turn back to my work I have lost the specific spot I was concentrating on. The beautiful thing about the vufine display is that I can keep my eye exactly where I’m working and then just shift focus onto the reference. I’ve gotten pretty quick at it, and it prevents my neck from getting exhausted! One of the mounts it comes with allows you to pretty much position it anywhere you need high/low/left/right, and that helps with comfort and the position I sit in ( I can be looking down on a page and look up at the reference, or up at a canvas and look down for the reference) haven’t had the chance to use it for sculpture yet, but I can see it being a huge benefit.
When I draw comic books its also a really nice feature to be able to read the script/character descriptions while I rough in a page. This has given me an idea to use it as I obnoxiously sing songs while I work so my girlfriend gets annoyed. I can look up any Chumbawamba song and read the lyrics as I dance. Maybe this would be good for actors on set rehearsals or musicals?
It’s nice that it comes with prescriptionless glasses, but they are pretty small. I have a small head and they fit pretty snug.” – HeYyOuGuYs on Amazon.com
Why Do We Love This Product?
Vufine+ really did make wearable display simpler, less intimidating, and easily available for the common masses. It is best for hands-free navigation, reading lyrics at a recording studio, or following a workout video.
Have you tried using the Vufine+ Wearable Display for work or your drone adventure? Share your thoughts in the comments below.