Vuzix is a company that's been pushing out wraparound head goggles for some time now, mostly focusing on bringing portable video right in front of your eyes. They seem a bit awkward at first, but it's the only way to experience a big screen while on an airplane, for example.
Now, the next logical step is into the world of the third dimension. The company just took the wraps off of their Wrap 1200 3D Video Eyewear, described as a "plug and play" solution that features internal 16:9 displays that showcase 3D material. When you're wearing them, it's equivalent to viewing a 75" display from 10 feet.
Of course, 2D content is also supported, and thanks to the AccuTilt technology, you can adjust it up or down 15 degrees to achieve the optimum viewing angle and a customized fit. The Wrap 1200 also has optics that allow the user to position the displays to match the user's IPD (Interpupillary Distance or eye separation) allowing for the optimum placement in front of each eye (much like binoculars). The Wrap also features convenient on-screen display controls (brightness, contrast, hue and color saturation), independent left and right eye focal adjustment and both component and composite video connections for superior video quality and maximum compatibility with devices including, game consoles, media players, phones, DVD players and tablets. Optional VGA connectivity is available along with a full line of accessories.
The stylish Wrap 1200 is wearable over most prescription glasses and features an adjustable hypoallergenic nosepiece and detachable premium quality noise-isolating stereo earphones to ensure an unmatched user experience. Two included rechargeable AA batteries and charger provide up to 3 hours of video playback or users can substitute two lithium ion batteries for up to 7 hours. It's on sale now at Vuzix's website for $499.99.