I want one to wear at work!

One giant step for home entertainment?

Is this the way we will all be ‘enjoying’ our television programmes and computer games in the future?

In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimetre dome-shaped screen.

But, looking more like the helmet from Neil Armstrong’s space suit than the next must-have gizmo, this three kilo full-faced helmet might make it a little tricky to relax with a drink in front of the football…

  1. Kenny says:

    The power of the schwartz is strong with this one … “We’re gonna have to go right to, Ludicrous Speed.”

    “…now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.”

    – Dark Helmet

  2. moss says:

    Cripes — looks like it needs an independent air supply.

  3. DeLeMa says:

    But just think of the looks when guests visit whilst the nabob is enjoying their gaming experience or favorite movie ? If it’s waterproof, I wanna wear it in the bath or better in the local swimming pool. How come all these things come out around Halloween ??

  4. Improbus says:

    Look Ma! I am wearing a TV on my head. Jeez!

  5. Smartalix says:

    One more step closer to total separation from reality. Now they can’t tell if you’re ugly in real space, too.

    BTW, if it’s an immersive headset, why is she facing a monitor?

  6. ECA says:

    Its easy…
    Use a dual display Glasses,
    A IR position detector.
    and away you go…
    dont need all that, unless you want audio also…
    But, this could give you a WIDE screen display from Hell…

  7. Uncle Dave says:

    “if it’s an immersive headset, why is she facing a monitor?”

    So that when her neck and shoulder muscles scream in pain from the weight and she has to take it off she can keep on playing.

  8. Ballenger says:

    I get the feeling that the designer of this thing has in his DNA. remnants of a ancestor who thought sticking his head in the butt checks of a Woolly Mammoth would be a good way to keep his ears warm.

  9. tallwookie says:

    /agree w/ #1 – I immediately thought of spaceballs!!

  10. Mike Voice says:

    I’m with Alix: Why is she facing a monitor?

    Would the Daily Mail’s readers not understand the picture if the monitor wasn’t in it? 🙂

    a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimetre dome-shaped screen.

    And how is that done?

  11. volt says:

    Note that this helmet is 3 kilos. That’s a bit under 7 pounds. I can’t imagine anyone’s going to find it comfortable to wear.

  12. Mike Voice says:

    11 I can’t imagine anyone’s going to find it comfortable to wear.

    I second that.

    My wife and I went to one of the IMax 3D movies [1997, Irvine Spectrum 21theaters – south of Irvine, where 405 meets 5], which had everyone in the audience wearing headsets with LCD-shutters sync’d to the projector, via wireless…

    Great technology, but we both had mild headaches that night from the muscle-strain in the back of our necks – from that small amount of continuous extra effort against the added weight of the headsets/goggles – just to keep looking up at the big screen for that long.

  13. FRAGaLOT says:

    Darth Kiddy! Luke I am your Daughter!

  14. Smartalix says:

    The best eyegear on the market INMSHO is the eMagin set. It has twin OLED displays and an integrated head tracker.


  15. ECA says:

    NO WAY, Im paying $550 for 3D…

  16. Dave that would make for a great Photo!!!
    Honestly there are 3D monitors out that make fitting your head in a bowling ball sized helmet nothing more than comical

  17. meetsy says:

    what a great way to get my kids necks stronger!


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