Written on: 17/10/2008 by valpac (1 review written)
-Quality of image
-Duration of battery life
-A bit of delay in arriving package
Distraction with video glasses
After reading so much about it on the media, I finally decided to give video glasses a try.
This did not start as a coincidence. It all dates back to one dreaded appointment at the dentist. My dentist, based in London, decided that the little work he was going to perform on me was going to be divided in three stages. So, this is how it begins.
The first time he offered me video glasses, I said NO. I just did not trust them and I wanted to be totally aware and in full control of what was going on inside my mouth. Well, this resulted in an awfully long and boring experience which leads to my appointment number 2. I decided to give these video glasses a shot and I was pleasantly surprised. My dentist told me this was called a Dental Pack, and it was composed by a very light video glasses and a portable dvd player. The dvd I watched in that occasion was an old live concert of Coldplay. What totally surprised me about these video glasses was the quality of the image and that the communication with my dentist was not interrupted at all (which was my biggest fear at that moment). The sound is totally adjustable and if you don ' t want to miss anything you can also place only one headphone in your ear. By my third appointment, I decided I wanted more (more video glasses, not more dental appointments). So, he gave me the website of this company.
The company is called relaxView and is located in The Netherlands. The supply all countries within Europe and the shop covers the most important languages. I placed my order and after a while I received the video glasses. For those of you who are interested I can tell you that it has the following features;
The specs of my video glasses
-It weights 59 grams.
-You get a cinema screen of 1,4 meter on a distance of 3 meters
-It can be connected to the iPhone, iPod Video and other Personal Media Players (MP4) like Archos, Creative (Zen Vision) and Microsoft Zune
-Also connectible to Mobile telephones with TV out (like Nokia N95) and (portable) DVD players, Game consoles: PlayStation (2, 3), Xbox (360), GameCube en Nintendo Wii, TV sets, PCs and laptops.
- Resolution: full color; pixels - 640H * 480V * RGB (that means 922.000 pixels per display!)
-Video input: NTSC/PAL video signal in color
-Adjustment functions: volume, nose support, adjust-ability of the display windows to different users' needs according to the concept of human technology
-Power consumption: less than 1.2W, 5 hours of battery life
-The video glasses come with different accessories you can find in the website.
In-flight entertainment with video glasses
When I got the package I charged the battery and later I tried the video glasses with my new Nokia N96 phone. I had there a few videos and an old movie. The quality of the image is better than I had expected and the battery lasted the whole of the movie and more. To be honest these video glasses will not replace the TV, but I have to say this may come handy for my next 20-hour trip to South America. I hate iPod ' s small screens and I certainly do not like the new touch screen in the planes that never ever work properly!. With these video glasses I can have full control of what I want to watch.
Check them out. The website of the video glasses company is relaxview.eu and they have plenty of models.