October 13, 2007 Mobile video eyewear supplier Myvu have unveiled their new universal edition, which supports mobile phones, portable DVD players and media players like Archos, Zen, and Microsoft’s Zune. Naturally the myvu universal also supports Apple’s ubiquitous iPod with out of the box support for any fifth generation video iPod and support for the newly introduced iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod classic coming later this fall thanks to an accessory cable that will be sold separately.
The myvu universal works with most devices that have an AV out jack, making it compatible with select mobile phones and most portable media players.
“With the astounding success of our myvu made for iPod, we see tremendous opportunity to expand into new markets by offering consumers a personal viewing experience across a broad range of devices,” said Kip Kokinakis, president and CEO of Myvu. “The myvu universal edition is a key step in our development cycle as we look ahead to 2008, which will bring important innovations that will change portable entertainment in dramatic and compelling ways.”
The myvu is perfect for videophiles who hate lugging around laptops or don’t like nosy neighbours peering over their shoulders, offering truly portable video viewing through a pair of light, futuristic looking glasses. myvu’s vivid virtual screen gives the same experience as a big screen TV with noise cancelling in-ear earbuds completing the audiovisual experience and an ultra-lightweight rechargeable battery supplying power to the unit for up to 4 hours of entertainment, while an included pendant allows easy access to power and picture control. Although myvu notes that the low profile design of the eyewear ensures wearers can still see their surroundings, we don’t recommend wearing them while jogging.
The myvu universal edition is selling for US$199.95.