EyeBud wearable display for video iPod revealed

eMagin, which makes video display products for military and industrial uses, has unveiled the EyeBud headset, a new wearable display for video iPods.

The EyeBud, which displays video in front of one eye, can provide the feeling of watching video on a 105-inch display from 12 feet away, according to the company. “Suddenly you’ve got this big-screen, movie-screen, home-theater experience, wherever you are,” said Gary Jones, eMagin’s president and CEO. The EyeBud uses a separate control module, about the size of an iPod, which includes a rechargeable battery pack.

The EyeBud is scheduled to be available later this year for as much as $600. It will be on display at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. iLounge plans to have coverage of iPod-related products from the event.