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IFA 2011: Sony unveils HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D visor

First shown at CES 2011 back in January, this is the finished production version of Sony's head-mounted 3D visor.

Boasting a 1280 x 720 resolution 0.7in OLED panel for each eye, the headset is able to offer a 3D experience similar to viewing a gargantuan 750in screen from a distance of 20 metres we're told.

The set-up should reduce the eyestrain associated with current active-shutter glasses and the built-in 5.1 surround sound should happily ensure your isolation from the real world.

The included processing unit also accepts connections from Blu-ray players, PS3s and other input devices, ensuring that lack of content will never be a problem.

The only downside is the wallet-busting US $800 asking price, not to mention the fact that you can’t help but looking ridiculous while wearing one (as our model demonstrates below – thanks Paddy!). UK release dates and pricing details to be confirmed.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.