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Icuiti debuts video eyewear headset for iPod

imageIcuiti today announced the availability of its DV920 video eyewear headset for the video iPod and other portable devices.

Unlike the recently announced eMagin EyeBud, the DV920 displays video in front of both eyes with two VGA micro-LCD panels (920,000 pixels each). The company says the wearable display is akin to watching a 42-inch screen from 11 feet away. It runs off of two AA batteries, which provide 2.5 to 4.5 hours of continuous use. The DV920 is available now on Icuiti’s website and through select retailers for $550.

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I would like to try one of these sometime

Posted by Jonathan Keim on January 4, 2006 at 11:07 AM (CST)


If there’s any way for iLounge to get one of those, I would LOVE to read a review!!

Posted by Lars on January 4, 2006 at 11:15 AM (CST)


Now this is how I want these things to look! Sleek! Sweet features too, ok res, S-Video, VGA…

Strange: 640*480 is just 480000. ???

I’d love to give this thing a try. This is also a handy thing to have if you have a Mac mini set up just for music, no need for a big display…

So iLounge, please review these ASAP! :)

Posted by Bad Beaver on January 4, 2006 at 11:41 AM (CST)


Hey, these is sweet…albeit geeky.  It’s the best looking set I’ve seen yet.

Posted by Gordy. on January 4, 2006 at 1:13 PM (CST)


This is geek heaven.. please review it soon! :)

Posted by webHead on January 4, 2006 at 1:37 PM (CST)


Cool.  I want a pair.  I can drive to work and watch a movie at the same time!  Haha. People will think I’m only wearing sunglasses.

Posted by Obadiah on January 4, 2006 at 2:34 PM (CST)


Looks like something that Mr. Reading Rainbow from StarTrek would wear.

Posted by ape on January 4, 2006 at 2:48 PM (CST)


With these glasses it makes you wonder why you need an iPod??

Posted by eR1c on January 4, 2006 at 4:25 PM (CST)


Just me, or did I miss something?

In looking over their accessories, I saw their RCA -> mini jack cable, and the fact that they include barrel connectors (for other equipment to connect to).  Now for the iPod, you have to go from mini jack -> RCA, then RCA -> mini jack just to view from iPod; giving a whole lot of excess cable waiting to be snagged by something (or someone), and a more likely degration of signal due to extra cable lengths, as well as changing the medium twice.

It would be a far better solution to merely one mini jack -> mini jack, as that would be more elegant, less connections to fuss over, and less bulky as well.  Now as to if that exists or not is another question.

Posted by Mark A on January 4, 2006 at 5:08 PM (CST)


It would be a far better solution to merely one mini jack -> mini jack, as that would be more elegant, less connections to fuss over, and less bulky as well.  Now as to if that exists or not is another question.

WTF does elegance have to do with this??? This is GEEKINESS, pure unadulterated geekiness. And with geekdom, you simply cannot have too many connectors.

Posted by flatline response on January 5, 2006 at 5:02 AM (CST)


I need one of these and a bluetooth thing for each ear and I will far on my way to being a borg.

damn bluetooth ear zombies.

Posted by genrlz on January 5, 2006 at 9:46 AM (CST)


Add another request for an iLounge review of this product! 

If/when you do the review, also compare the display of iPod material to a direct link to computer and a VCR video sources please.

Posted by IDSmoker on January 5, 2006 at 10:18 AM (CST)


Agree they ought to at least offer an optional iPod A/V mini-jack to miniā€“jack cable. That would be way better than having 3 RCA jacks and multiple cables hanging onto your head! Incidentally, the iPod A/V cable is non-standard. The left-audio and the video channels are swapped. Or maybe it’s the right-audio and video channels. Anyway, one or the other is swapped, so they would have to provide an iPod specific cable of this sort, not a generic mini-jack to mini-jack. Also, incidentally, Apple’s switching of these channels isn’t arbitrary. They did it so that you can plug either headphones or an (Apple-type) A/V cable into the same jack, without having to switch any settings. My Canon Min-DV video camera can have either headphones or an (standard) A/V cable plugged into the same jack, but doing that requires them to have a software switch to choose the type. If you don’t select the right one, the results aren’t pleasant. I like Apple’s approach much better. Lastly, if you want to use a standard A/V cable with the iPod, just swap the left-audio and video cables. It works. Or maybe it was right-audio and video. Well, just try each and see which works (I’m not at home now or I’d go check how I have mine hooked up.)

Also, looking at the web site for the headset display, they claim that they can be used with “most glasses”. If there is a review of this product on iLounge, I hope they will review this claim as well. Those of us stuck with glasses will appreciate it. The headset also has diopter settings, separate for each display, so some people might be able to use them without their glasses on. Test this out as well!

Posted by sjonke on January 5, 2006 at 10:37 AM (CST)


Quick question—would this actually require a Video iPod? Since there are now devices that add video screens to the iPod Mini and Nano, it would be fairly simple to add this cability through a device like this. In essense the iPod is becomes a device to carry the digital information and the add-on screen shows the video content. So why couldn’t this thing work that way?

Posted by O Perry on January 5, 2006 at 12:21 PM (CST)


Yes, but the big question is whether I can wear these while I am driving?

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on January 5, 2006 at 12:26 PM (CST)


Oh, great, another thing that I can’t afford to tease me with.

Posted by dannycohen62 on January 5, 2006 at 11:12 PM (CST)


If you’re going to spend a few hundred for iPod video glasses, there are others with way better specs than that icuiti model. One is called the i-theater. Same thin design but higher resolution. Lots of sellers online.

Posted by delmundo1 on February 13, 2006 at 2:28 PM (CST)

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