We were blown away by the Tron-style chic of Sony’s 3D visor prototype when it made its debut at CES at the start of 2011, but we never really thought it’d make its way to stores anytime soon. It’s with no small amount of surprise then that we’re happy to reveal that the newly christened Sony Personal 3D Viewer (AKA the “HMZ-T1”) will be up for sale in Japan as of November.
Equipped with two 1280×720 OLED screens (one for each eye) the visor gives the impression of watching a massive 62ft 3D cinema screen in the comfort of your home. Simulated 5.1 channel surround sound is also offered through the onboard ear pieces.
Two HDMI sockets are onboard, one for output and another for through output.
The Sony Personal 3D Viewer is expected to cost around 60,000 yen, which is around £480. No word yet on UK or US release dates, but we’ll keep you posted.