Sony's OLED VR goggles display virtual 150-inch cinema screen

Holy tacos, it's real, it's really real. Remember Sony's prototype for a pair of OLED 3D virtual reality goggles from back at CES? Well, it's a prototype no more, because Sony actually plans to sell it in Japan later this year, and it'll cost a pretty penny.

We seriously thought Sony was spitting smoke from its butt when it said it was seriously considering and working on a 3D virtual reality, but lo and behold Sony's unveiled its "Personal 3D Viewer HMZ-T1" — a head-mounted display that can project a 150-inch screen in 2D and 3D.

Just like the CES prototype, there will be two 0.7-inch OLED screens (one per eye) with a resolution of 1280x720 (no 1080p) positioned at 45-degree viewing angles. The goggles will also be capable of receiving 5.1 surround sound from integrated speakers and has two HDMI ports for easy connection to game consoles, HDTVS, Blu-ray players, etc.

Release? November 11 in Japan. Price? About $780. 'Nuff said.

Game. Set. Match. If the display works — and we do mean, works well, then we're talking about a 150-inch display in Japanese person's teeny tiny apartments — and then the rest of the world, for that matter.

The updated design doesn't sport that uber cool Tron blue glow, but hey, we'll take what we can get if it means we're living in the VR future!

Via TechCrunch

For the latest tech stories, follow us on Twitter at @dvice

User Comments