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Zeiss Cinemizer OLED
Zeiss Cinemizer OLED

115"; 3D-ready

In T3's opinion, the Cinemizer OLED has potential and the technology is very interesting, but its price makes it a no-no for the mainstream market and the small size of the display means it

1 review | 4 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: T3, 5/2013 Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Video glasses always look sort of futuristic and ridiculous at the same time, which is probably why they've never caught on. However, with the announcement of Google Glass and Sony's HMZ-T2 3D hitting the shelves just some weeks ago, it seems we're in for another round of cyberpunk specs. Will the concept take off this time? … to review

Epson Moverio BT-100
Epson Moverio BT-100

Internet TV

In theory, Epson's Moverio BT-100 allow you to have a big screen TV style experience when on the go. In practice, the technology isn't advanced enough to make the projector glasses work

4 reviews

 

More information at: Expert Reviews, 3/2012 Epson Moverio BT-100 Epson have stepped away from their usual projectors to produce something a bit different. The Moverio BT-100 projector glasses have been designed to use whilst on the go. … to review

HMZT2
Sony HMZ-T2

HD-Ready; 3D-ready, 24p

The huge price tag of the Sony HMZ-T2 means it'll be a no-no for many, and its lack of full HD support and unstable fit bothered reviewers at T3, but it can't be denied that it provides a

1 review | 7 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: T3, 5/2013 Sony HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer The aim of Sony with the HMZ-T2 is to provide a far better 3D experience than what TVs are capable of delivering. Does it succeed? … to review

 
Vuzix Wrap 1200
Vuzix Wrap 1200

75"; 3D-ready

The high price of the Wrap 1200 glasses means that they're not for everybody, but those who want to take the plunge will find that they provide an impressive video watching experience …

2 reviews | 1 opinion (Poor)

 

HMZT1 Personal 3D Viewer
Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

0.7"; HD-Ready; 3D-ready

The appeal for the Personal 3D Viewer from Sony will be limited specifically to 3D fans, making it a product for a niche market which will probably not sell too many. If not set up correctly it can

6 reviews | 5 opinions (Above average)

 

More information at: PC Advisor, 3/2012 Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1) Using a 720p OLED screen for each eye, which creates 3D images free from crosstalk, the Sony Personal 3D Viewer is a display that must be worn to be watched. … to review

Zeiss Cinemizer Plus
Zeiss Cinemizer Plus

“I couldn’t really get that excited about them.”

5 reviews

 

More information at: zoom, issue 1/2010 CINEMA inside a pair of glasses It’s exactly how people used to imagine the future to be: one pair of glasses that can be used to enjoy all the special features of multimedia. The Cinemizer Plus from Carl Zeiss can even show films in 3D. A good enough reason for ‘zoom’ magazine to give the device a closer inspection.

Vuzix Wrap 920
Vuzix Wrap 920

It seems like an NTSC projector from a decade ago, right down to the 4:3 picture ratio, and as portable DVD players or iPhones can deliver a similar viewing experience, TechRadar aren't really …

1 review | 10 opinions (Average)

 

iWear AV310 Widescreen
Vuzix iWear AV310

Image quality compared to the Carl Zeiss Cinemizers wasn't quite as strong in Vuzix's iWear AV310 video glasses, though with an optional Light Shield isolation is better and both widescreen

2 reviews | 4 opinions (Average)

 

More information at: MacFormat, Summer 2009 Vuzix iWear AV310 Designed for use with mobile devices and including iPhone/iPod and Nokia connectors, Vuzix' iWear AV310 widescreen video glasses have a pair of 428x240 LCDs at their heart. Run against the Carl Zeiss Cinemizers, they ended their fight in a draw. … to review

Wrap 280 Widescreen
Vuzix Wrap 280

51"

The experts at MacFormat discovered the Vuzix Wrap 280 to be something of a mixed bag. For instance, they were pleased to find its image quality was much better, and appreciated its individual screen

2 reviews | 5 opinions (Average)

 

More information at: MacWorld, 12/2009 Vuzix Wrap 280 Video glasses might be the future, but they definitely don't make you look clever. … to review

Vuzix iWear AV230 XL
Vuzix iWear AV230 XL

Despite the low resolution, Reg Hardware found the AV230 XLs to work pretty well. The composite only video inputs leads to some distortion but overall it wasn't too bad, as long as you stayed

1 review

 

More information at: Register Hardware, 11/2008 Vuzix iWear AV230 XL video glasses For people of a certain age and inclination, being young meant fashioning a pair of Geordie LaForge specs out of an old headband and running about screaming of tachyons coming from the tumble dryer. With the AV230 XLs from Vuzix's iWear collection, we can recreate those much-missed times in a much more grown up way. … to review

 
Personal Media Viewer for iPod
Myvu Personal Media Viewer

"Myvu’s effort is worthy of credit but it doesn’t really perform well enough to justify the high price."

2 reviews

 

i-Wear VR 920
Vuzix iWear VR920

"While the VR920 isn't an unconditional success, it is the closest anyone has ever gotten to a consumer-level, "gotta have" virtual reality headset. ..."

1 review

 

Eye Theatre EyeTheatre
Eye Theatre EyeTheatre

"... certainly a tempting way to pass a long-haul flight, but it's not ready for the prime time just yet. It's still a bit too bulky, the design has plenty of shortcomings ..."

3 reviews

 

easy vision
Ezgear ezVision

"The Ezvision is a decent enough solution that has enough on offer to appeal to its niche audience. While not perfect by any means, it’s still impressive."

1 review

 

 

Product information and further reviews for Movie Theater Glasses

Epson Moverio BT-100 Pocket-lint.co.uk 2/2012 - Epson are experts at producing video projectors and now they are attempting to make this experience portable, with the Moverio BT-100 glasses.

Epson Moverio BT-100 TrustedReviews 2/2012 - Video glasses were the kind of device that children in the 1980s dreamed about. Now a reality, do they seem outdated?

Epson Moverio BT-100 first look TrustedReviews 1/2012 - Video glasses are often over priced, uncomfortable and expensive, not to mention that image quality can be poor and you look strange whilst wearing them. Can Epson offer something better?

Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer TechRadar UK 11/2011 - Video headsets have already been a reality rather than the stuff of science fiction for quite some time. Sony's new HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is undoubtedly the most complex option to hit the consumer market, but will people actually buy it?

Sony Personal 3D Viewer review: Hands-on T3 9/2011 - Sony unveiled their most recent 3D TV headset at the IFA 2011 trade fair and gave the T3 reviewers a hands-on opportunity with their Personal 3D Viewer - taking a totally different approach to 3D than the more common glasses-free development.

Sony Personal 3D Viewer first look TrustedReviews 9/2011 - Sony have now confirmed the release of the 3D Viewer in Europe, after causing such a stir at the CES in January and captivating an interested audience.

Hands on: Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer Expert Reviews 9/2011 - With the HMZ-T1 Personal 3D viewer, Sony are trying to show the smaller boys how to achieve a proper video headset. You'd be forgiven for harking back to the days of virtual-reality and head-tracking though.

Cinemizer plus PCgo 5/2010 - These glasses allow you to view films, videos and games without being disturbed by surrounding annoyances - and you can even do it all in 3D. ...

Video fun for on the go Guter Rat 6/2010 - Review details: Single test. Test criteria were features, handling as well as image and sound.

Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer CNET.co.uk 9/2011 - With its futuristic styling, Sony's HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is certainly making waves at the IFA technology fair, and it sure does stands out from the crowd. Does that mean it's a good product though?

Vuzix iWear AV310 Widescreen video glasses Personal Computer World 3/2009 - Yes, you will look silly wearing them, but Vuzix's iWear AV310 Widescreen video glasses can play just about any video from any source and for quality of viewing beat any small-screen mobile. But you'll still look silly wearing them. Review details: Single Test. One pair of video glasses was reviewed then rated for features, performance and value for money.

Eye Theatre MacWorld 12/2006 - The 5G iPod is great for video on the go, but the small screen leaves a lto to be desired. If you want to watch a movie on the train or plane, squinting into your hand can get old quickly. Why not looks it in the eye?

MicroOptical Myvu Personal Video Viewer TrustedReviews 7/2007 - A few months ago I was coming back from a press trip with Intel in China when I had the unusual fortune of being upgraded to business class. There was a bit of a mix up with my meal and by way of compensation, China Air were kind enough to allow me to walk upstairs on an aeroplane for the first, and depressingly, possibly the last, time. What I noticed as I looked around after I settled into my wonderfully large seat was how odd everyone was. There were people walking round in bare feet, some covered with makeup, and people who just looked eccentric, probably because they could afford to be. It’s possibly only in this kind of environment that I probably would feel quite comfortable taking out something like as quirky as Myvu's Personal Media Viewer.

Ezgear Ezvision video glasses Personal Computer World 6/2007 - Video glasses tend to fall quite consistently into the ‘why do they bother’ category of technology. In the past they’ve been mostly overpriced niche products that are uncomfortable, poor quality and bulky. The Ezgear's Ezvision (UK branding of the Japanese iTheater video glasses) is a compact device that addresses some of these issues.

Vuzix Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear TrustedReviews 9/2011 - They might seem like the stuff of Sci-Fi films, but Vuzix are hoping to make their Wrap 1200 video glasses a mainstream reality.

Vuzix Wrap 280 Widescreen MacFormat 2/2010 - The last time that reviewers had a look at a Vuzix wearable video display, was with the iWear Av310, which was way back in issue 209. While they were happy with its audio quality, they found that it was lacking in terms of sound isolation, and that its image quality couldn't be considered anything better than mediocre. Hopefully, things are better this time around.

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Video glasses that completely surround the eye area are ideal as they allow users to enjoy the cinema experience without being disturbed by external influences. Smaller models are around the same size as sunglasses and are quite stylish although they don't offer proper shielding. These glasses are very practical while travelling.


Those who can't live without TV, DVDs or e-mails while on the road don't necessarily have to resort to a notebook, an expensive multimedia display or a tiny smartphone. Video glasses can be an adequate substitute – made more interesting by the fact that images allegedly look like they're being projected on a big screen. Users can enjoy their favourite videos wherever they go by connecting to either a stationary or portable video source like a games console, multimedia player or DVD player. With the help of sophisticated prism technology, images are projected before the eyes in a large format that give users the impression that they're watching from a distance of two metres. Generally, video glasses have one or two built-in LCD or LED elements which are responsible for projecting the image. Since technology in this sector is constantly evolving, smaller devices are always possible. For example, glasses that only project an image in one eye or devices that can be attached to regular glasses are both probable. Obviously glasses that completely surround the eye area are preferred because they prevent disturbances from environmental influences so that the user isn't distracted. However, when travelling by train or plane a complete sealing off like this isn't sensible so more discreet models are recommended. Adjusting the volume, brightness or contrast is done using a cable remote control or control elements on the glasses. Integrated earphones provide the audio for video glasses. To guarantee an adequate power supply, most video glasses are fitted with batteries. If necessary, a power adaptor can also provide energy. The device is lightweight which makes it very comfortable to wear.