Sony claims that it is an experience that will totally immerse the gamer in a virtual world. The only issue though, is the price in India which at what amounts to around Rs 38,089 (only a Japanese release at 60,000 yen has been announced yet), could discourage many from getting one and immersing in their virtual world.
Sony’s new 3D headset is called the HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer. According to Sony, HMZ-T1 is packed with revolutionary technology. This cutting edge piece of futuristic entertainment can fit neatly around the user’s eyes and ears, and send the mind of the individual to a world of dreams. In fact Sony believes this private world the user experiences could be similar to being in a personal cinema.
The highlights of Sony 3D headset are 0.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel OLED panels, one for each eye. These high-tech panels are claimed to offer an experience similar to that of a 750 inch screen watched from 20 meters away. Accentuating the sensory experience are the integrated headphones providing 5.1 surround sound.
Sony claims the OLED screens that provide a crystal clear viewing experience are of the same technology that powers the display found on its Playstation Vita. Not only do these OLED screens provide a high-tech viewing experience, they can also be adjusted depending on your viewing preferences. This ensures users aren’t in discomfort or experience significant eye strain while trying to get in to their virtual world.
The other features of Sony 3D headset are a wide viewing angle that has been conceived to ensure that the scene viewed and its surrounding environment overwhelms the senses of users immersing them in the movie or game. Another piece of technological marvel in Sony 3D headset is the 3D Virtual Phone Technology that offers an all-encompassing surround sound. You can feel the heat of gunfire blasts all around or hear footsteps from behind. All this can be experienced by simply strapping the device around your head, and making the required adjustments for a comfortable use.
So, Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is certainly a remarkable piece of kit. Its visor can be plugged into 3D games or movies with a HDMI cable. There are built-in controls for changing settings and adjusting volume.
Sony expects its 3D headsets to totally change gaming and cinema, and make a mark in the home entertainment world. But with the hefty price in India tag of around Rs 38,000, that could take some time.