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Sony Unveils World's First 3D Head-Mounted Display

MAILONLINE.COM - Technology giant Sony has unveiled a head-mounted display that takes the wearer into a 3D cinema of videos, music and games.

The HMZ personal 3D viewer is being targeted at people who prefer solitary entertainment rather than sitting in front of a television with family or friends.

Resembling a futuristic visor, the £480 ($800) device is worn like a pair of chunky goggles and earphones in one.

The HMZ - which stands for head-mounted display - displays footage that is crystal clear.

It is equipped with two 0.7in high definition organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels and 5.1 channel dynamic audio headphone.

The gadget enables the wearer to experience cinema-like viewing, equivalent to watching a 750-inch screen from 20 meters away.

The music video on display at a Sony showcase for reporters in Tokyo was of a Japanese singer and was so clear that it felt like peering into a dolls house in which a real-life tiny singer is moving.

It seems unlikely that most people - or even technology enthusiasts - will want to buy a product that involves sitting alone and wearing a little helmet.

For this reason, the HMZ might not be Sony's long-awaited answer to Apple's iPod or iPad, but just another quirky device packed with cutting-edge technology that is headed for a limited niche following. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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