Sony unveils futuristic glasses, Vaio P series
15 January 2009
Japanese electronics giant Sony unveiled a pair of futuristic glasses that project 3D video onto the lens while still allowing you to see the world around you.
The glasses were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – one of the technology industry's largest showcases, where more than 2,700 exhibitors showed off their latest gadgets last week.
The glasses, which are still a prototype, were among the products that Sony unveiled at the show. The glasses, which Sony claims could be on the market in just a few years, will also form part of a new push by the company to embrace 3D television – and make all of its technologies internet-connected.
Sir Howard Stringer, the company's chief executive, said that by 2011, 90 per cent of all the products made by Sony - including television sets, cameras and video players - would be able to connect online.
He unveiled the company's latest digital camera – a model with built-in Wi-Fi internet access and even a web browser, allowing budding photographers to upload their pictures directly to the internet without ever touching a computer.
Sony also unveiled its new laptop computer, the 8-inch Vaio P Series Lifestyle PC.
The machine, which will cost around £850, has generated interest from the industry for its sleek and lightweight design