Sony to ship VR-style 3D headset in November
The 3D headset Sony showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January will finally go on sale in November - though only in Japan.
Each pair sticks a tiny 1280 x 730 OLED before each eye, and they also incorporate a set headphones linked to on-board decoding to simulate 5.1 surround sound through the left- and right- speakers.
The headset is fed by an HDMI cable.
Sony sees the set being of particular appeal to Blu-ray disc buffs and to PlayStation 3 gamers.
Sony isn't setting a price for the headset - officially called the HMZ-T1 - but it said it reckons most buyers will pay the equivalent of $600 (£369). ®
Ah, now we're getting somewhere.
Hopefully this is popular enough to warrant a few follow up models. When they have a set at 1080p with head tracking, I would probably be pretty interested.
Blu-ray disc buffs
are going to love 730 lines!
just had a brilliant idea that I am going to be contacting the manufacturers about for something which will make conventional 3-D goggles look like a children's toy.
Hint:- it involves some very clever optics used in a novel way.
And it will work with which platforms
I'm interested in this kind of product, but if they only work with PS3 and Sony Blu-Ray devices, then I can't use them as I have neither of those.
Sony isn't setting a price for the headset - officially called the HMZ-T1 - but it said it reckons most buyers will NOT pay the equivalent of $600 (£369). ®