Sony’s Oculus Rift Competitor Wants To Replace Your iPad For Entertainment [CES 2014]

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Sony-HMZ-T3Q

CES 2014 bug One of the potentially coolest gadgets unveiled at CES 2014 so far is Sony’s virtual reality headset.

Named the HMZ-T3Q (a follow-up to last year’s HMZ-T3W), Sony’s new Oculus Rift competitor is designed primarily for movie fans and gamers, and offers a virtual screen reaching up to 750 inches.

The idea is that the portable headset could replace smartphones, tablets and laptops in certain entertainment settings — with the added benefit of privacy.

“The head-mounted display is a theater on your head,” noted Michael Fasulo, Sony Electronics’ president and COO during his CES keynote speech.

The headset is also aware of users’ movements — a definite positive for gaming — so when users turn their heads it can focus in on that particular scene.

No word yet on pricing or release date.

Source: Ubergizmo

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  • HerbalEd

    This article … if you can call it that … says very, very little about the product. What a lazy writer.

  • Luke Dormehl

    I can assure you that I’m not being lazy — there’s just not a huge amount to report on this so far. It’s a CES unveiling, with a note made about what it is and where it fits into the marketplace. Once there’s the chance to get my hands on a unit and give it a full review I assure you I’ll be more than happy to write several thousand more words.