Avegant Glyph: Headphones for your eyes (hands-on)
I slipped the nosepiece on, adjusting the focus on the eyepieces. Sitting by the window on New Jersey Transit with a pair of headphones pulled down over my eyes, I was astonished more people weren't staring at me when I lifted them to show my ticket to the conductor. But that's the weird thing with eye-screens: you can't see if other people are looking when they're on.
The Avegant Glyph looks like an enormous pair of over-ear headphones with built-in screens in the headband, and that's basically what they are. You can wear them pulled down over your eyes to watch and listen to things, or just flip them up and use them as headphones.
This isn't a virtual reality headset like Sony HMZ-T1. They're usually bad. The screens feel like compromises: small, or dim, or uncomfortable., although you might think it looks like one. It's a head-mounted display with headphones that can plug into most video sources via HDMI. Head-mounted displays, or wear-on-your-head cinemas, go back years. We've reviewed a handful at CNET, such as the
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