Sony said Tuesday an updated version of its "Personal 3D Viewer" head-mounted display will go on sale next month for about $900.
The HMZ T2 is the second edition of the device and will retail in Japan in October for almost $100 more than its predecessor.
The new device, which wraps around the eyes and shows video so it appears at the size of a virtual movie screen,
is over 20% lighter than its predecessor and provides 5.1-channel virtual sound. The headphones can also be swapped out, allowing users to listen via their own equipment. It also displays video so that they appear to be on a screen up to 750 inches in size and includes technology for smooth playback of quickly-changing scenes and better light shielding.
Sony hopes that the new model will have the same success with the previous one, which sold out several times.
||OLED Panel x 2
||1280 × 720
|Field of View
||About 45 degrees
|Virtual screen size
|| 750 inches at 65 feet distance (effectively 150" at 12 feet)
||Standard / Cinema / Dynamic / Game / Custom
||5.1ch Virtual Surround
|Preset Audio Mode
||Standard / Cinema / Game / Music
||Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, AAC
|Inputs and outputs
||W x H X D
||187mm x 104mm x 254mm
|Power consumption (standby)
||15 (0.25) W