Sony has devised a virtual-reality headset that simulates a real video situation by allowing you to expand the view by moving your head side to side or up and down. The wearable HDTV that comes with a price tag of $1,000 worked as expected in a demonstration staged by Sony.
The HMZ-T3W is able to fit on your head snugly even if you are wearing glasses, although you need some assistance to strap it on. Straps at the back of the head provides a snug fit while a big soft pad on the forehead makes it comfortable to wear.
The device is relatively light weight, as it weighs 11.3 ounces, making it quite easy to wear it on through a full length movie. Two diagonal screens that measure 0.7 inches are featured on the hooded viewer. A high definition image with a resolution of 720p is delivered by the two screens to each eye. It also features slider knobs that are fitted under the screens to help the user focus.
In a demo that is hosted on the international CES show, you will be placed on a motorcycle that is racing down through the English countryside. You can view the pavement by looking down or the clouds by looking up.The device also features a censor that is placed on the back straps to capture the motions during the demo. The sensor is used to measure the users head movement in order for the view on both screens to be shifted in accordance with the movements.