Eyetop Centra Audio/Video Sunglasses@ 2004/06/11
The frames attach to a belt-worn control unit that in turn can connect to virtually any device equipped with a video output, including portable DVD players, digital cameras and camcorders, laptop computers, and multimedia hard drives. Plug it all in, and the images are fed to the Eyetop Centra screen for mobile viewing. Use it:
* To watch TV in bed or replay your vacation videos without disturbing others.
* To enjoy a video in a bus or car without missing the scenery.
* To deliver images from a camera or camcorder straight to your eye when shooting above your head, on your knees, or in other difficult situations.
* To allow multiple users to videoconference in the office from a single laptop.
* To see football replays on your portable TV while watching the live action on the field.
In addition, small-scale model car enthusiasts can use the Eyetop Centra to see the view from their vehicles' cameras and watch the live action at the same time, instead of averting their eyes to look down at an LCD screen. Dental patients can wear it to watch movies while reclining in the chair. And so on.
The screen can be viewed both in dark and daylight environments. The frames are foldable and include an adjustable nose pad for proper vertical positioning, and the optics assembly can be easily rotated to adjust to the center of the wearer's eye for maximum viewing comfort. Brightness, contrast, hue and saturation controls are on the control unit.