The hybrid between headphones and HMD, Avegant Glyph, which was funded on Kickstarter in a few hours about a year ago, can already be pre-purchased on the official website and its shipment will occur later this year.
Avegant Glyph is an interesting concept that combines two devices: an HMD with two 1280×720 screens, one for each eye, and a pair of headphones. And this is precisely how it looks, that of conventional headphones, but with a peculiarity: the headband can be rotated, so that it is in front of us and will project directly into our eyes the images for the left eye and the right eye. The viewing angle is not too high, around about 45º, but those who have tried it comment that the image quality is extraordinary, without the slightest pixelation symbol or screendoor effect.
It is compatible with all types of content: 3D SBS, consoles, PC, and also works as a conventional noise-canceling headphones with a built-in microphone. It includes a diopter adjustment system so that we can use it without glasses, so anyone with a graduation between + 2 and -6 will have no problem using it. It is a wireless device, with a battery life of about 3-4 hours in video mode and about 10-12 in audio mode. The price is still $499, the same as the Kickstarter campaign.