pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: August 30, 2007 08:58PM
Is this the future of the home theater?
No, it’s not a prop. This six-pound helmet monitor is a real prototype, built
to demonstrate next-generation television-watching technology. Modeled here by
one of its developers (the regular TV is shown only for comparison), the device
was built by Toshiba and unveiled in September at an academic conference in
Osaka, Japan. Equipped with a built-in projector and a dome screen, the monitor
plugs directly into a DVD player or computer and provides an immersive
experience that surrounds the wearer with the action of the program—think of
it as a portable IMAX theater. Although the invention was popular among testers,
who reported that it rests easily on the shoulders and is comfortable enough for
a two-hour movie, Toshiba has no solid plans for commercialization.
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: August 30, 2007 11:07PM
yeah, watch some moron use this as a bike helmet
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 30, 2007 11:29PM
damn son don't give 'em any ideas!