Futuristic shades that you can watch movies on are usually the stuff of far-fetched films and episodes of Star Trek. But like cell phones, voice-activated computers and cloaking devices (what, haven’t you got one?), science fiction has now become science fact.
That’s because the E-VEX Personal Video Viewer is a stunningly impressive piece of eyewear that allows you to watch whatever you like whenever you like, in the privacy of your own…erm, head. Simply put on the sleek, lightweight goggles, bung pop in a set of earphones and prepare to be totally blown away by a fully immersive audiovisual assault.
1) Carry Pouch, 2) E-Vex Video Viewer, 3) Battery Pack
Ingenious optical trickery causes the E-VEX’s twin LCD monitors to replicate the effect of watching a 35" screen from a safe viewing distance. Don’t ask us how – apparently it’s got something to do with optical alignment, binocular display and pupil size. All we know is the effect is like having a high quality (266x225 resolution) home cinema theater grafted on to your retinas. Amazing! And there’s no need to strain because the dual screens cause eyes to focus as if they’re looking at a single regular screen.
The E-VEX works with almost any video source (iPod, DVD, PSP, laptop etc.), making it an all-encompassing hour-cruncher on long journeys (assuming you’re not actually driving). Yes, you’ll look like Geordi La Forge, but who cares about that when you’re totally absorbed in the latest blockbuster/game/video. Besides, twenty years ago mobile phone users looked like Captain Kirk. That’s progress.
Three AA batteries will give up to 6 hours of juice, so you won’t have to leave your virtual world in a hurry. And if you do decide to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting you can plug into the mainsa socket using the included AV adaptors. Apart from welding a 35" plasma to the end of your hooter forehead and chucking a black sheet over your head, we can think of no better way to completely immerse yourself in a movie. So hurry up and hit Buy. The future’s so bright you’ve just gotta wear an E-VEX.