Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New Epson 3D glasses designed for mobile entertainment

The Epson Moverio BT-100 looks like a regular pair of active shutter 3D glasses, but delivers much more out-of-the-box. For starters, this see-through display can output an 80-inch image using the company's micro-projection technology.
It also comes with an Android-based touchpad controller featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and 1GB memory. The capacity is expandable through an SDHC card slot to store apps, games and multimedia content. The whole kit is powered by rechargeable batteries with an estimated six-hour battery life, too.

Aside from watching movies, users can also game, as well as stream videos from Flash-based Web sites. Another usage scenario is in augmented reality where the controller's touchpad and navigation controls serve as a way to interact with the surroundings. However, keep in mind that the Moverio can only play 3D videos mastered in the side-by-side 3D format.

At US$699, the Epson Moverio is US$100 cheaper than the Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset which is also compatible with 3D Blu-ray movies. Still, the Epson version is portable--unlike the Sony--and supports Android apps, too.

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Source From Engadget

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