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Sony’s $999 personal 3D viewer headset now available to pre-order in the US

Tuesday, 8th October 2013 10:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has opened pre-orders for its HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewer headset. It’ll apparently run you £1,300 in the UK and a confirmed $999 in the States. Better save that folding money now.

We reported on the device’s reveal here, and it is not to be confused with this rumoured PS4 VR headset.

Develop reports that the HMZ-T3W headset is now available to order over at Sony’s product site.

The site adds that the device is wireless, packs two LED screens that can display a simulated 750-inch screen, and 7.1 channel surround sound. It also supports movies in 3D, and is compatible with PCs, game consoles, smartphones and tablet devices.

At £1,300 a pop, is this something you’d use? Let us know below.

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  1. DirtEHarry

    “It’ll apparently run you £1,300 in the UK and a confirmed $999 in the States.”

    That’s a joke, right?

    #1 7 months ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    Obligatory: http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5049fdefecad04a361000008/throwing-money.gif

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @1 nope.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. JPickford

    This is a video viewer. It’s not a VR headset and has nothing to do with games.

    Not sure why you’re posting about it.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. MFBB

    Of course it has something to do with games.

    You can connect it to your console/pc (wireless) and play games with it.

    This is like a TV/Monitor, not virtual reality glasses like Occolus Rift.

    HD organic LED 750 inch screens and virtual 7.1 surround sound, also 3D.

    I would love to try those out but to expensive for me.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Kreion

    @5

    Soooooo pointless yes? The Occulus Rift takes steps to make itself a true VR headset – this is just like watching a movie on ya phone. Of course the quality is going to be infinitely higher, but when it cost that much money it better be.

    This is a luxury item, more akin to buying a new TV than an accessory. I don’t know anyone who would actually consider getting one more to the point.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    The Occulus Rift still isn’t a released product, and as soon as people realise that its leads to unavoidable nausea and motion sickness, it will flop hardcore. All this technology is going to be at the mercy of human biology.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Playmaker

    @7 I am also of the opinion that the OR just isn’t a viable big market item. The experience cannot be shared unless everyone has a headset which hurts its appeal, as well. These devices seem like only luxury items as @6 points out. I consider myself an avg person with disposable income in the US and I have zero interest in this type of item.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. lookingglass

    Anyone who thought Sony was building a realistically affordable VR set for PS4 is an idiot

    #9 7 months ago