Sony's 3D movie visor coming in 2011
Remember how virtual reality was popular in the '90s? Users could don a headset and be transported to a magical world of blocky polygonal dinosaurs and extras from the Money For Nothing film clip.
Sony remembers those days well and is trying to bring them back, albeit minus the laggy, puke-inducing video-game elements. The HMZ-T1 is a 3D headset designed to playback 3D movies and includes a set of integrated headphones.
First shown off at CES 2011, the former "Headman" headset has been confirmed for Japanese release in November 2011 with a price tag of ¥60,000 (AU$733). It features dual-0.7-inch OLED displays at a 1280x720 resolution and virtual 5.1 sound.
"Won't it cause accidents," we hear you cry, "if people are walking around with these on?" Judging by the headset-sized box it comes with, they are designed to be used at home only. Australian availability is as yet unknown.