I would like to thank Myvu for supplying the review sample.
If you have ever watched movies on your iPod, you might know what a pain in the neck it can be. Literally. Always having your head bent down to eye the tiny screen on your lap for hours starts to hurt. The only alternative is to hold the iPod up in front of your eyes, but that starts to hurt your arm if you don't have anything to prop it up on. Now imagine being able to watch those movies while just sitting there, having the screen follow your eyes wherever your head turned. That is what the Myvu Personal Media Viewer is all about. This iPod accessory takes the small image from your iPod and puts it right up front making it seem like a big screen TV that goes wherever you go.
- Light, comfortable, compact
- Bright full-sized image that is viewable in daylight
- See-through and see-around design with ultra-slim profile maintains natural vision of your surrounds
- Comfortable, noise-reducing in-ear earbuds
- Easy access controls
- Powered directly from iPod (battery life is equivalent to viewing video on iPod screen)
- Built using SolidOptex™ technology for exceptional durability
- Optional Rx Clip-on lens
Display format 320 x 240, 24-bit color, 50-60 Hz frame rate Optics Dual color LCDs SolidOptex™ Optical System Image size Equivalent to 27 inch TV at approx. 2 meters Video input Auto sense and switch between NTSC and PAL Power Li-ion rechargeable battery 3.7V, 1440mAh Operating temperature 32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC) Storage temperature -4 to 140ºF (-20 to 60ºC) Warranty One year
About MyvuFrom the Myvu website:
Myvu Corporation is the leading supplier of eyewear viewers for the portable electronics industry. Medical and military applications served as the company's fundamental technology drivers, which provided the discipline for quality, adjustment, safety and usability that have culminated in Myvu's consumer products. Today, this technology is integrated in, or mounted to, sunglasses, eyeglasses and safety eyewear. Myvu's personal media viewers and eyewear products, which are readable in all lighting conditions, are the smallest, lightest and most durable eyewear displays available today. They have received widespread acclaim in major media outlets including Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, New York Times, TIME and iLounge. Weighing about one ounce, Myvu's patented SolidOptexT optical technology provides the most ergonomically designed viewer with attention to style and fit that meets stringent eye safety requirements. This unique optical system allows the user to maintain natural vision and awareness of the environment in all lighting conditions. A strategic alliance with worldwide leader Essilor International adds ophthalmic correction to the Myvu product line and delivers images through true ophthalmic eyewear products.
The Myvu personal media viewer has the SolidOptex optical technology incorporated inside a unique eyewear frame to form a comfortable, compact design. It's the ultimate solution for viewing broadcasted and downloaded entertainment on cell phones and portable media players. The Myvu viewer takes the output signal from media players such as MP4, DVD and cell phone products and projects a floating image that the user can see around - providing an enjoyable viewing experience for on-the-go lifestyles. Complete with in-ear earbuds for stereo sound, the viewer represents a breakthrough in portable display technology. Myvu Corporation is a privately held company based in Westwood, Massachusetts.