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Sony’s HMZ-T1 3D Goggles: The Matrix Isn’t Far Behind

by Range

Sony just announced their first head-mounted display using OLED panels. The HMZ-T1 also offer full support for 3D movies and gaming. At just 0.7″, the OLED screens are tiny,but at 1280×720 each, they have plenty of resolution for their size. Sony says that they provide a virtual screen size of about 20-meters (~750 inches), giving you the sense of being in a movie theater, but strapped to your head.

sony hmz t1 3d goggles portable 3dtv

The fast response time of the OLEDs make the picture bright and colorful, and thankfully the blacks are truly black. Since there is a distinct image per eye, so these goggles have no problem handling 3D content either. The best way to use them is to link them to one of Sony’s new Full HD camcorders. The HMZ-T1 goggles also offer pseudo 5.1 surround sound.

They’ll be launched in Japan this November for 60,000 yen (~$779 USD), which is expensive, but these goggles are a step forward to total sensory immersion.

[via Akihabara News via designboom]

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Comments (6):

  1. JJ says:

    bull shit
    this kind of headset already commercially use for years
    but just lcd and don’t has active shutter 3D

  2. Range says:

    Yes it has, this is one of the first sets to use OLEDs and this set doesn’t need active shutters to do 3D. There have been many of these types of goggles before, but none of them sold or worked very well.

  3. RobPez says:

    For that price and dorky size I wish it did 1080p! Yes other goggles did this before but they never had 1280×720 resolution.

    I think this should be targeted at gamers anyway, movies are meant to be shared but when you are fragging solo 3D is a necessity. I might pay for these if they go for sale in Canada.

    • Technabob says:

      Yeah, having tried on an early prototype of these at CES, I can tell you that these aren’t going to be like those crappy HMDs you can pick up for a few hundred bucks these days. The demo units were extremely enveloping and sharp, and the 3D effect was very cool and not particularly headache-inducing.

      Of course, I haven’t tried the final model, but I was pretty impressed with the much earlier version I played with.

  4. Perry Como says:

    A mysterious message coming from nowhere…

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