This head mounted video visor was first revealed to the public as a prototype in early 2011, yet just 9 months later, it is going into production and will be ready for sale in Japan towards the end of the year. This comes as a bit of a surprise really as most people who were lucky enough to catch sight of it back in January mainly expected it to be a flight of fancy. Sony obviously had other ideas and is ready to unleash its futuristic looking beast in November 2011.
The head mounted video visor makes use of two separate screens to create a good quality 3D effect right in front of the user’s eyes. The viewing experience has been likened to being in front of your own personal cinema screen.
Sony says that it is comparable to a 62 foot screen and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, complete with 5.1 surround sound to complete to full ‘immerse yourself in another world’ experience.
The visor includes a HDMI socket for input as well as another for output.
The whole device needs to be tethered its processor, but it has the option to be switched to TV output as well as a dedicated video channel for each eye.
And the price for this Star Trek-esque item? nifty 60,000 yen (£480).