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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

An 105 inch display for IPod Video?!


A company producing video display products for military and industrial uses has a new target. The iPod with Video!

eMagin Corp. cliams to have developed a wearable headset system that can be plugged into the iPod Video and display the video from it in front of one eye, using optical technology designed to give the picture a higher resolution and make it appear larger than on the iPod's screen.

This cool gadget, named as Eye Bud 800, comes under a catch. It costs more than the iPod itself. It costs a whacking $ 599 making it rather expensive device.

But eMagin's executives are betting that the notion of a virtual big screen will
win people over. With the proximity of the screen to the eye, and the magnifying
effect of the company's optical technology, the company says that using the
headset is akin to watching a 105-inch display from 12 feet away.
"Suddenly
you've got this big-screen, movie-screen, home-theater experience, wherever you
are," said Gary Jones, eMagin's president and CEO.
The EyeBud system uses a
separate control module, about the size of the iPod, which includes a
rechargeable battery pack. The headgear might garner curious looks when worn in
public. But eMagin executives say they expect people to get used to the
appearance, in the same way that Bluetooth headsets are no longer uncommon.

Source: Seattlepi.com
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