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CES 2012

Sony's 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T1, may have lit up the CES floor last year, but in 2012 there's a new kid on the block: SmartGoggles.

Sensics' Natalia, the company's first expedition using its SmartGoggles technology, is a fully-immersive pair of 3D goggles.

SmartGoggles, Sensics Natalia

Natalia packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a powerful graphics and 3D accelerator. It has 1GB of memory, expandable through SD card.

A user sees two 1280×1024 OLED screens to display a 720p picture, though they'll downscale anything from 1080p or under. The system can connect wirelessly to content sources through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Unlike other headsets, Natalia incorporates a camera system to track the wearer's hand movements, allowing the a user to drive the interface with gestures and movement alone.

Have a look at the promotional video below for a glimpse of what's possible:

Sensics is also touting its libSensics code, so devs can create their own applications or enhance existing ones.

Sensics' Natalia is available immediately as a development platform. Ordinary punters will be able to get their hands - or heads - on them later this year. Prices have yet to be announced. ®

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