Video glasses put high end in focus
eMagin uses OLED displays to project the equivalent of a 105-inch screen 12 feet away.
With so many video glasses coming on the market, it's getting increasingly difficult for manufacturers to distinguish their wares. One of them is even offering a, which seems a bit of a stretch, to say the least.
eMagin, for its part, is taking what sometimes seems to be a novel approach these days: It's focusing on the technology. The company showed its latest offering at a conference in Los Angeles, a pair of 3D glasses that create the equivalent of a 105-inch screen viewed 12 feet away. Other models have made similar claims, but its "Z800 3Dvisor" uses screens--which many believe will eventually replace LCDs as the display of choice for TVs because they are paper-thin and consume far less energy.
The glasses still don't deliver high-definition resolution, but they're getting closer at 800 x 600 pixels and a 60Hz refresh speed, as well as 16.7 million colors, according to Coolest-Gadgets. This pair also includes a noice-canceling microphone and 360-degree virtual viewing allowed by a high-speed headtracker.
As with products using OLED technology, however, the biggest obstacle appears to be: These glasses go for a cool $1,500, so we won't be doing our impersonation with them anytime soon.