CES '08: Small Businesses Try to Rise Above the Fray
But the demo fell through when Blizzard Entertainment, which hosts Warcraft, shut down its servers for maintenance, leaving Vuzix's salespeople in a bind on the show floor.
But Vuzix marches on. In January, the company is looking to expand relationships with distributors and resellers. The company is also debuting a product designed for sufferers of macular degeneration; the eyewear digitally magnifies items to allow users to handle everyday tasks such as reading. Vuzix also plans to launch a new gaming system this year.
Those new products are likely to draw a crowd, but exhibitors have to press the flesh if they're going to parse the tire-kickers from the possible business partners.
"Every visitor to our booth is important to us, but lots of people want to just play with the toys," says Vuzix President Paul Travers. "Finding those distribution partners, those resellers—that's the harder part."