With both slicker design and wireless connectivity, Sony’s latest HMZ-T3W is the company’s third generation personal viewer. It has 3D capabilities as well as other upgraded features of its predecessor, which is the unique Sony HMZ-T2. One of its few rivals includes the Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED video glasses.
First of all, the Sony head mounted gear has 7.1 virtual surround sound that appropriately matches the impressive visuals displayed from its two OLED panels. It provides a viewing experience that is definitely out of the ordinary by hooking it up to a television, computer, mobile phone or game console. Also, streaming videos can be done wirelessly through the Wireless HD which according to Sony works without any lags.
If compared to the previous model which needed to be plugged into electrical mains, the newer HMZ-T3W has the wireless power ability. It means that the latter of the two gadgets can be used on-the-go without having to plug the power cable. Not that it should be worn while walking on the street but, at least, it can be functional on more specific occasions such as travelling on an airplane. The battery that comes with it can stay alive from 3 to 7 hours of wireless viewing while connecting it via HDMI cable.
There are two OLED screens which display 1280 by 720 screen resolution. Virtually, the images can look the size of 750 inches at 20 meters of distance. While watching, charging the smartphone being used to hook up the device is also possible. However, the Sony HMZ-T3W only offers 720p HD and not a full HD feature. It may not matter to some people but experts are suspecting that the gadget may actually have difficulties displaying 2D content since it is specifically designed to exhibit 3D features.
In terms of its build, the Sony HMZ-T3W is lighter than HMZ-T2 which makes it easier to carry around. Also, it has a metallic finish which may or may not look attractive for some people. When being worn on the head, this gadget can provide maximum comfort because of its wide adjustment options to secure the wearer of a right fit. Hence, what makes this product special is that it looks smart and convincing than others of its kind. It is expected to be released in the United Kingdom on November 2013 at a price of £1,300 or less.