CNET reports about Sony's Personal 3D Viewer HMZ-T1, a new head-mounted OLED 3D screen that promises to simulate the experience of watching a 62.5-foot screen. Inside the device are two 0.7" OLED screens (720p/2.8 million pixels), it works via HDMI and requires no proprietary crap. Additionally, the head-mounted display also integrates 5.1 channel virtual surround sound.
The Personal 3D Viewer, or HMZ-T1, is billed by Sony as the "world's first 3D compatible head-mounted display equipped with a HD OLED panel." Capable of screening 2D and 3D content, this headset is reminiscent of Glasstron, a similarly designed Sony headpiece (with LCD screens inside) from 1997.
Miles ahead of the predecessor, the HMZ-T1 could be that wow-factor Sony has been trying to hit the market with for years.
The company had trotted out a prototype back in January at CES 2011 but officially announced the product today in Tokyo. It's set for a November 11 release in Japan with a price tag of 59,800 yen, or $781.