CNET UK tech investigations: How to look at the back of your own head
Since the dawn of time, man has desired to see the back of his own head without the aid of reflective surfaces. Thanks to some natty eyewear, the dream has become reality...
Here at CNET UK we're always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our lives through technology. One innovation we can't wait for is in-eye augmented reality, and brilliant ocular bionic enhancements that will render our rubbish squashy human eyes hopelessly obsolete.
The only problem is, we really can't wait. So we've come up with a rather brilliant workaround that will propel your vision to superhuman levels using nothing more than, er, some weird TV glasses and a camcorder we nicked off our video team. Without further ado, we implore you to click through our photo story as we exclusively reveal The CNET UK Guide to Looking at the Back of your Own Head.
For this rigorous, peer-reviewed experiment, we used the Vuzix Wrap 920, a very tasty pair of shades that project a virtual screen in front of your eyes. Vuzix reckons this particular model simulates a 67-inch display as seen from 3 metres. We're not sure we quite got that impression, but we can report that they work, and project a reasonably clear image for your viewing pleasure.
Into these we plugged the Sony HVR-Z1E, an HD-shooting behemoth that the good folks at Sony have since discontinued. Just about any other camcorder will do however, so don't worry too much, okay?
Is this the future? We certainly think so. Have a click through the gallery above and let us know what you think in the comments or on our Facebook wall.*
*Comments pertaining to our abundance of free time will not be tolerated. This is done in the name of science.
The setup can even improve productivity. To the untrained eye, Ian appears to be working hard on his emails (over on the right) while in fact he is enjoying watching Keyboard Cat on YouTube. Very sneaky indeed, Mr Morris!