In all my time at Tech Digest, I’ve seen few gadgets both as wacky and lustworthy as Sony’s Personal Viewer 3D headsets. First revealed in a prototype form back at CES at the beginning of the year, no-one was sure if they’d ever actually go on sale. Thankfully they have and, in the UK at least, they’ve touched down at luxury retailer Harrod’s first.
Sony’s HMZ-T1 feature two 0.7 inch (diagonal 18.0mm), ultra-small high definition colour OLED displays (1280 x 720), giving the impression of a 750 inch 3D cinema screen. On your head, in front of your eyes.
It’s a mad concept, made all the better thanks to simulated 5.1 surround sound being built into the headsets.
“The Personal 3D Viewer really is a new way to experience films and games in three dimensions,” said James Forrester, Category Marketing Manager for Home Video, Sony UK.
“Our goal was to recreate the cinema experience, in an immersive, personal headset. The clarity of sound and picture that the Personal 3D Viewer is able to deliver makes it just like a mini-cinema that’s just for you.”
No price up yet, but we’ve heard previously to expect something around the £500 mark.