Sony reveals Personal 3D Viewer

By on February 27, 2012
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Sony today announced the launch of ‘Personal 3D Viewer’, HMZ-T1, a wearable headset with twin OLED screens and a 5.1-channel virtual surround sound that simulates an immersive, captivating wide-screen movie theatre experience, delivering unparalleled home entertainment.

In true grand style, we were treated to a private presentation in a cinema, where the product was officially unveiled by Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Managing Director, Sony Gulf.

“To compliment Sony’s extensive portfolio of 3D products, today we have introduced a new concept product, Sony HMZ-T1 – the Personal 3D Viewer that will give consumers a completely unique, totally engaging and immersive 3D experience. With this device, whether its 3D gaming or watching a 3D movie, you can get the big screen 3D imagery and the theatre quality sound experiences at home in the comfort of your favorite couch.”

The HMZ-T1 features some of Sony’s leading technologies, including HD OLED displays and semiconductor silicon drive technology. It also features superior audio and the viewing equivalent of a 750-inch screen. From my brief time with the unit I was able to play several PS3 games such as Uncharted 3 and Motorstorm, though not all of them were rendered in 3D as they weren’t supported by the game. The unit was lightweight when I wore it, though it required a good amount of adjustment to get the optimum viewing angle.

The Personal 3D Viewer will be available from March 2012 at Jumbo Electronics showrooms and select electronics stores in the UAE for AED 2,999.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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