A TV to adorn the head !

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HMZ-T3QRich households possess more than one TV set to avoid the ‘dilemma’ of choosing to watch between a soap opera or the news among family members. What if one among it is a wireless? A wireless device that can be worn on the face like a spectacle and through which sound of excellent quality can be heard? If you think this setup is fabulous, then Sony’s new gadget HMZ-T3Q is meant for you. This device that Sony describes as ‘an HD TV that can be worn’ is a virtual reality headset. It can be worn as eye glasses. People who already wear glasses can wear it over them. It comes with a soft pad to protect the forehead from any discomfort as well as straps to tighten around the head to keep the device from falling.

It has two screens for both the eyes with a size of 0.7 inch each. From the vertical screen, high definition images of 729 pixels resolution will be displayed. The focus can be adjusted using the small knobs below the screen. Sony claims that the gadget offers the same effect as a 750 inch (19 metre) wide screen seen from a distance of 65 feet (20 metre). It weighs 320 grams. The gadget straps consist of sensors that can rightly recognise movements of the head. The screen’s focus will change depending on the head’s movements. If the head is turned to the left, images on the left side of the screen will be shown in a close-up and like-wise if the head is turned towards the right.

Apart from the screen images, the device also has a headset that supports 7.1 surround sound. A smartphone or any other gadget can be connected to this by which movies and videos in a phone can be viewed in this device. It also has a password lock to block undesirable interference as well as child lock. Besides Son also offers an HDMI cable of one metre length to enjoy TV programmes. However Sony refuses to accept responsibility if the user trips and meets with an accident while watching a movie. The gadget gets its energy from a built-in Lithium battery which can be charged. Sony launched the HMZ-T3Q last week at the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 at Las Vegas. The company has fixed the gadget’s prices at $ 1000.

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