Westunitis Co Ltd has released a compact head-mounted display (HMD) that can be connected to a smartphone or personal computer (PC).
The HMD, picoLinker, weighs only about 30 grams and can be easily used just by attaching it to glasses with a clip. Its price is ¥60,000 (excluding tax). The previous model, InfoLinker, is sold for industrial use. But the new product will be sold not only for industrial use but also for consumer use.
The picoLinker is a one-eye HMD to be attached to glasses by using an accompanying clip mounter. It comes with two clip mounters for glasses with and without optical correction, respectively. It was first announced in 2015.
The pixel count of the display is 640 x 360, and its diagonal viewing angle is 16.7°. HDMI is used for video input. When a button on a lateral side of the main unit is lightly pressed, the brightness of the screen can be adjusted in three stages.
When the button is kept pressed down, the screen is inverted so that the HMD can be used for both the right and left eyes. The HMD does not support HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection system) and cannot output sound from the main unit.
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Source: Japan Today