eMagin unveils EyeBud for the iPod

eMagin unveils EyeBud for the iPod


Ever heard of eMagin? Well, if not, chances are, you will know about them now that they have introduced the EyeBud, a headset that was designed for use with video iPods.

Here’s how it works. You wear the EyeBud and position the ‘screen’ over one eye. You may look like a pirate but eMagin’s President and CEO, Gary Jones, swears that it will change the way you use your video iPod. “Suddenly you’ve got this big-screen, movie-screen, home-theater experience, wherever you are,” according to Jones.

That may sound a bit far-fetched but eMagin states that the EyeBud does provide the ‘feeling’ of watching video on a 105-inch display from about a distance of 12 feet.

The EyeBud utilizes a separate control module and ships with a rechargeable battery pack. It is set to be available in the market later 2006 for a whopping US $600. For a sneak preview, note that the EyeBud will be on public display during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Jan. 5-8, 2006).