Sony’s latest entertainment device looks like it was lifted from a sci-fi movie.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled HMZ-T1, a “personal viewer” that allows individuals to watch 3D or 2D videos, play games and listen to music using a personal headset that weighs about three times as much as an iPhone.
Sony first introduced the concept at CES-(Computer Electronics Show), but it did not indicate a timetable for its release. The company has now announced plans to release the first versions in Japan on November 11 with a price tag of 60,000 yen (about $780).
Sony says that wearing the headset — which has a processing unit that plugs into a Blu-ray disc player or game machine — is like viewing a 750-inch movie screen. It also says the device’s speaker system makes “it seem as though the sound source is emanating from speakers placed all around the viewer (including front and back).”
That sounds like a great experience, but is it enough to convince you to wear one?