When you’re on the go and you want to watch videos, most of us do it on the small screen of our smartphones or at best a tablet. What if you could watch your favorite content on a massive screen no matter where you are?
Augmented/virtual reality headsets are nothing new, but Canon will finally throw its hat into the ring by launching its MREAL augmented reality HMD system in the USA on March 1st. Sadly though, unless you’re a developer or have plenty of cash to burn, you won’t be using one anytime soon.
I was a pretty big fan of Sony’s HMZ-T1 3D head-mounted display when it first came out a couple of years ago. With its HD OLED screens, it created an insanely immersive personal viewing experience. However, it had a few major shortcomings, and Sony hopes to rectify those with the newly revealed HMZ-T2 model.
Back in October we mentioned the awesome Recon-Zeal goggles that were available that have a small heads-up LCD that displays pertinent stats when you view it. The goggles show you things like your speed down a slope, altitude, GPS coordinates, and a lot more.
Vuzix makes a bunch of different styles of video glasses that put small screens in front of your eyes to simulate a large screen. The last set of video glasses we talked about from the company was the Wrap 1200 that simulated a 75-inch screen.
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.
Designed for skiers, snowmobilers, and snowboarders who actually want to know where they’re going, the new Transcend goggles from Recon Instruments and Zeal Optics look like they could be really cool if you plan on hitting the slopes this winter.
Each pair of Transcend goggles has a built-in GPS system, along with a head-mounted display which can tell you how fast you’re traveling, as well as your coordinates and outdoor conditions.
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles.
The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a head-mounted display device.