Fancy Fridays: Futuristic Headgear

By Zy Gonzales

For the most part of the 21st century, the idea of having wearable technology is something that was usually reserved for Hollywood science-fiction movies. It’s usually worn by either a high-tech alien race or some other character from the distant future.

By Zy Gonzales

For the most part of the 21st century, the idea of having wearable technology is something that was usually reserved for Hollywood science-fiction movies. It’s usually worn by either a high-tech alien race or some other character from the distant future.

All that has changed in today’s incredibly progressive environment. These past few months, we’ve seen a surge in interest with wearable technology, most notably in the development of smartwatches and headgears. Although a few companies in the past have attempted to bring such devices to the common people, it is only now that we are seeing these types of products as a practical object that we, common people can use in our everyday lives.

So in this week’s edition of Fancy Fridays, we’ll check out three futuristic headgears that may soon be a common item in our homes.

 

SONY’s PERSONAL 3D VIEWER

Sony has long been a household item when it comes to the production of high quality Audio Video products. Their Bravia line of TVs have been synonymous with top-notch visuals in the TV industry, so it’s not that surprising that they’ve come up with a futuristic headgear that works well with their TVs.

Enter the Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D viewer. Priced at $799.99, the personal 3D viewer is equipped with 2 OLED panels that project images of up to 720p in a compact space. Sony’s optical lens technology generates an ultra-wide viewing angle that presents high-quality images without any color bleed, deformation or warping.

 

OCULUS RIFT

The Oculus Rift is an upcoming High field of view, virtual reality head mounted display. It started at first as a Kickstarter campaign which raised around $2.4 million. Its main purpose is for use with games in order to provide gamers with an immersive gaming experience through the device’s 90 degrees field of view.

Oculus Rift

The Oculus rift has been featured in numerous conferences including SXSW (South by Southwest) and Game Developers Conference (GDC).

 

GOOGLE GLASS

The latest company to invest in a heads-up display is Google. It’s Google Glass has received much attention during the past few months ever since its debut in last year’s Google I/O. And just this week, the first batch of the headgear to developers and backers.

Google Glasses

The Glass features a 5.0 megapixel camera that can capture 720p videos, 12GB of usable storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and a high resolution display equivalent to a 25-inch high-definition screen viewed from 8-feet away.

So there you have it everyone. Which futuristic headgear do you fancy? Please do tell us by leaving a comment below. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. You can also subscribe to our site for more tech news and stories.

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