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Kopin Golden-i Headset's Microdisplay Puts A 15-Inch Virtual Computer In Yo' Face

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No doubt, this headset is going to make you look like a douchebag, but it is freaking killer. When you get past the rendering on a rendering, you notice it has a screen that will project a 15-inch virtual display.

Yes, Kopin has decided the best place to put its latest .44-inch SVGA resolution LCD microdisplay (or CyberDisplay as they call it) is in front of your face. No really, you will see the 15-inch virtual display right in front of you with it positioned on the headset's arm.

The headset, or more like wearable computer, runs Windows CE and has a speedy ARM Cortex-A8 processor. You control the interface with the microphone and speech recognition from Nuance that has advanced speech-to-text capabilities. Now the headset has Motorola branding on it, but there is no mention of a real partnership as far as we can see.


Beyond it having its own interface based on Windows CE, it could pair with your Bluetooth smartphone. Ideally it would display your phone's operating system in front of your face. Take that Redfly!


And if all that wasn't futuristic enough for you it will have a head tracking and body gesture sensor that will adjust the device to body movements. Its high end Lithium Ion batter promises eight hours of juice. I don't see why they couldn't just fit in wireless charging while they are at it.

Now this is clearly a render, but the company will be showing prototypes this week at the Embedded Systems Conference. Kopin plans to begin shipping a Gen 3 Golden-i Eval SDK in December and actually expects to ship the product in 2010. The future of wearable computing is upon us and I'm totally fine looking like a douchebag. [Kopin]