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    I just posted this on the TN site and thought some folks here might enjoy reading about this new "toy."

    Ain't technology grand? Makes you wonder sometimes when you hear of some of the new advances in the laboratories "O.K., when can I buy this stuff at a price less than that of a decent used car?"

    Stuff like widescreen 3D hi-res display glasses so I can watch movies and surf online anywhere that are affordable and on the market.

    How about right now? Is $770 affordable for an experience that duplicates watching an 80" 3D screen at a distance of 5 meters (16 and-a-half feet)?

    Introducing the Moverio headset from Epson-yeah, the printer folks.

    Moverio – The Virtual 80-Inch, 3D Television You Wear On Your Face

    Check Facebook posts, the Twitter feed, text someone, Google that actor in that movie you saw that time…watch a 3D movie. Epson has come up with yet another way for us to tune out those humans nearby who annoyingly keep trying to have a conversation with us. Why waste your time when you’ve got YouTube?
    The new Moverio headset is a see-through 3D display that wears like a pair of funky shades. Run on Android 2.2, the display appears as an 80-inch 3D screen 5 meters in front of you. To avoid open manholes the glasses allow you to see what’s going on in the real world while you watch Lord of The Rings.

    It supports MPEG-4/MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video files and has 1GB of internal memory and a slot for a microSD card. The binocular displays have 960×540 resolution. The glasses also have Wi-Fi so you can access videos from YouTube or surf the web. Just want to close your eyes and relax to music? Moverio also supports AAC and MP3 audio files.

    hope my wife is reading this article because man I want one. Here’s my Christmas gift pitch: a normal 80-inch TV is like, $4,000, and they don’t come with 3D, Moverio is just $770. And I can watch football without bothering anybody. Sounds like a win-win to me.
    Moverio ? The Virtual 80-Inch, 3D Television You Wear On Your Face | Singularity Hub

    Epson's website has some more detailed specs (uh...pardon the unintentional pun there).

    Transparent lenses for see-through viewing
    Large perceived image - equivalent to watching a 320-inch screen from 20 meters away
    QHD screen resolution (one quarter of a Full HD display)
    Android™ 2.2 platform and Adobe Flash player for easy web browsing and faster application speeds
    Easy access to the internet with Wi-Fi connectivity
    Easy-to-use control unit, featuring dedicated buttons and touch-sensitive trackpad
    Carry case and battery charger
    Store content on the 4GB SDHC card (included)
    Up to 32GB memory capacity for large file storage
    Built-in 1GB internal memory
    Watch side-by-side 3D content
    Replacement nose pads and adjustable side arms
    Fits over glasses
    Intuitive smart-navigation user menu
    Digital user guide enables quick, helpful problem solving whenever needed
    Enjoy both audio and visual content with a pair of Dolby Mobile2 stereo sound earphones (included)
    Six hour battery life
    Removable transparent lens shade
    Epson's site product info: Epson Unveils First Consumer See-Through Mobile Viewer Making Big-Screen Multimedia Entertainment Accessible on the Go (November 9, 2011) - Newsroom - Epson
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    I have a 50' screen - wonder what it would look like with these glasses? And you know the price will start coming down over the next couple of years.

    Cool deal there. Thanks for finding it. The first item to put on order for next Christmas, hehe.
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