ezVision Video iWear
is a set of $399.98 video glasses that simulate a wide-screen view for the video iPod, portable DVD players and video game consoles.
The glasses simulate a 50-inch widescreen TV, said ezGear. They feature a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that works for eight hours on a single charge, and have built-in headphones. The ezVision goggles weigh 68 grams.
ezGear provides the cables you need to connect to a video iPod, DVD player or other analog video source, such as a video game console: One adapter connects to the iPod’s headphone jack, which can also carry a video signal; the other adapter has a breakout that includes composite and RCA audio stereo connectors. Also included is the AC charger and two nose pieces.
ezGear said the ezVision glasses are available direct today; they’ll be at retailers later this month.
ezGear’s ezVision glasses represent a burgeoning trend in iPod accessories — video glasses. Attendees to Macworld Expo in January got a glimpse of MicroOptical’s Myvu, for example, which shipped in limited quantities. (MicroOptical is ramping up production and expects to get them into stores later this summer.) eMagin, which makes 3D goggles for gamers, also announced a monocular video iPod viewing system which is yet to ship.