Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The head tracking goggles work with game systems, phones, tablets, and PCs, and uses augmented reality that allows you to control the system by hand.
3D is still the big push from within the home theater industry, which means that the release of niche products and untested ideas is inevitable. The latest is something called Smart Goggles, created by Sensics.
SmartGoggles is a 3D headset with a sort of 'Tron' aesthetic that promises a completely immersive 3D experience. Like other 3D personal media viewers, SmartGoggles allows the user to enjoy 3D wherever they please instead of having to sit in front of a TV.
The thing that separates SmartGoggles from the rest of the pack is its ability to interact with your devices. If you hook it up to a game system, you can use the glasses for head tracking and look in 360 degrees just by moving your head. You can also use it for augmented reality applications - the same way SmartGoggles menus are controlled.
There's been no information yet on what kind of screen resolution or audio quality we'll get out of SmartGoggles, nor any details on pricing.
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