Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sony’s HMZ-T2 Head-mounted 3D Display

Sony revealed an incredible new head-mounted 3D display visor, the HMZ Immersive Pleasure Device, the HMZ-T2, Sony is going to be showing the visor at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, with public trials held on September 22nd and 23rd.

The original model, the HMZ T1, released last year, was a surprise hit for Sony, which has been criticized for a lack of innovative products as it goes through a prolonged restructuring.

The HMZ T2, the second edition of the device, is over 20 percent lighter than its predecessor and provides 5.1-channel virtual sound. The headphones can also be swapped out, allowing users to listen via their own equipment.

It features two OLED panels running at a resolution of 1280×720, with 3D immersion. The headset has two inner-ear speakers that provide virtual surround sound, and the unit only weighs 330 grams (11.6 ounces), but that’s before you count the 600 gram (21 gram) power supply unit. Sony has only announced the HMZ-T2 for launch in Japan at this point, hitting shelves on October 13th with a wallet-busting price of 70,000 yen (approx. $900).

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