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Sony's Crazy 3D Headset Coming To Japan In November

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Posted August 31, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

Sony's Crazy 3D Headset Coming To Japan In November

Earlier this year at CES, Sony revealed a cool piece of tech with a lousy, lousy name. The "Headman" has thankfully dropped its somewhat off-putting moniker, but the tech is still as potentially sweet as it ever was, and it'll be available in Japan starting November 11, a press release confirms (via Engadget).

The HMZ-T1 is a Virtual Boy-like visor that offers standalone 3D entertainment without the need for any sort of special TV or glasses. It achieves this magic through the use of two built-in 0.7-inch OLED panels with a 1280x720 resolution. The effect created by looking through the visor is apparently analogous with viewing content on a 750-inch screen from more than 65 feet away. The visor also features built-in headphones with 5.1 surround sound support.

The HMZ-T1 requires that the visor be connected to an external processor that features HDMI In and Out ports. The device will retail for 60,000 yen, or slightly less than $800 USD.

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