21 Sep

Sonys new 3D headmounted display costs a whopping 2025

first_imgThe Oculus Rift is getting a lot of attention as developers continue to make interesting experiences designed for the virtual reality head-mounted display. Sony has been making similar products for a few years, but they’re not exactly a consumer success. Sony’s newest VR headset, the HMZ-T3W suffers from a flaw more serious than the boring name — the price. This display is priced at £1299, or $2025.You do get a lot for your money with the HMZ-T3W. This face display has two 720p OLED screens, one for each eye so as to create a 3D effect. That’s much higher than the Oculus. The headset has both 2D and 3D modes. It uses a wireless HD signal to playback video content, but can also be connected via an HDMI. Audio is reportedly “high-definition” and in virtual 7.1 surround. Additionally, it looks pretty nice.For power, it has a small battery that can be tethered to the headset, but Sony didn’t say what the expected battery life is. There’s an AC adapter as well if you don’t mind being connected to a wall. Frankly, you shouldn’t be up walking around while wearing a VR headset anyway.Sony is rumored to be working on a 3D head-mounted display for the PS4, but this is a separate product line. Anything produced for the PS4 would be lower quality, and probably much bulkier. The HMZ-T3W would work for PC games, but it’s more expensive than most gaming PCs. Still, if a little DNA from this product gets into the PS4 headset (if it’s real), that could be a compelling product.last_img read more