CES: Wearable display makes video iPod go big-screen

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Is your new video iPod’s 2.5-inch LCD display not large enough? eMagin Corp. has unveiled its new Eyebud 800, an iPod-compatible wearable display. Covering one eye, the Eyebud 800 produces an image that’s the equivalent of a 105-inch screen viewed from 12 feet, claims the company. It’ll be available later this year for $599.

The monocular display connects to a video-capable iPod using an interface that can also connect to devices that output in NTSC, PAL or RGB. eMagin’s “Eyeblocker” lets you view images without squinting, and also provides a “virtual see-through mode.”

The Eyebud 800 can display an 800 x 600 image and has a 40-degree field of view. It integrates stereo earbuds and a noise-canceling microphone. A rechargeable battery lasts for about six hours, according to eMagin.

eMagin manufactures Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)-based “virtual imaging” displays that have been used in military, industrial and medical products. OLED displays are brighter, thinner and have better response times than conventional liquid crystal displays. eMagin also makes wearable 3D displays for laptop computers and other devices.

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