Feeds

UK firm readies iPod-oriented video spectacles

As predicted by Blake's 7...

The Power of One Infographic

Some UK-based portable media player owners will next month be able to watch videos without the need to squint at a small screen, if PDT's Eye-Theatre video spectacles ship as planned. The 'video glasses' mount a pair of tiny LCDs in front of your eyes and incorporate stereo earphones into the ear-rests.

pdt eye-theatre video glasses

We've seen this kind of thing before - it's the kind of gadget Orange France was touting in December 2005. With the LCDs mounted so close to your eyes, you can watch videos with a much larger apparent size than they appear on a PMP's own display.

The Eye-Theatre is compatible with an device that has a video-out port - presumably a composite-video RCA port, though PDT and exclusive online supplier VoIPVoice didn't specify what kind of connector is used.

Viewers of the BBC space opera Blake's 7 will be familiar with the idea too: not only our heroes but assorted civil servants but arch-baddy Servalan herself was seen sporting just such a gizmo during the series' first season, broadcast in 1978.

VoIPVoice did say the device will ship in October in "limited quantities". It's asking £150 a pair, and is taking pre-orders now. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.