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Sony: 3D headset will 'revolutionise games, movies forever'

"Immerse yourself completely in a private world of entertainment"

Sony's slick 3D headset will be a massive game-changer, according to the platform holder.

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The device features dual 1280x720 0.7-inch OLED panels mounted in front of each eye (apparently offering an experience similar to viewing a 750-inch screen from 20m away), as well as 5.1 surround sound from integrated headphones.

Named the HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer, it's set to hit Japan on November 11 for 60,000 yen (£481). There's no word on European release plans yet.

"Packed with groundbreaking technology and fitting easily around your eyes and ears, the Personal 3D Viewer is set to revolutionise the way you experience games and movies forever," Sony says.

"... You'll soon be able to immerse yourself completely in a private world of entertainment. Slipping the straps of the device around your head, you'll feel as though you're sat in your own personal cinema.

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"Two crystal clear OLED screens - the same technology that provides the spectacular display on the PlayStation Vita system - can be adjusted to suit your viewing preference, so you can watch and play in absolute comfort," Sony adds.

"A wide viewing angle is designed to draw you fully into the world in front of you, while all-encompassing sound lets you hear footsteps approaching you from behind, or gunfire blasting from all sides, thanks to three-dimensional Virtual Phone Technology."

The visor plugs into 3D games and movies using an HDMI cable, while built-in controls let you adjust the volume and change settings.

[ SOURCE: Sony ]

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