Sony makes things personal with 3D headset prototype
By Darren Quick
January 7, 2011
One of the more interesting – and futuristic looking – pieces of 3D tech on show at CES 2011 is Sony’s prototype personal 3D headset. Looking like something out of Tron or an early iteration of Geordi LaForge’s visor from Star Trek:TNG, the 3D headset overcomes the problem of crosstalk experienced on 3D TVs using active shutter glasses by incorporating two OLED displays – one for each eye – offering 1280 x 720 pixels each.
In addition to providing 3D visuals, which need to be manually calibrated for each user through a dial on the unit, the prototype headset also features simulated 5.1 channel surround sound via the integrated earpieces. In it its current form the headset doesn’t include any means to hold it in place such as a strap, but Sony Executive Deputy President Hiroshi Yoshioka says he had used the device to play Gran Turismo 5.
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