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post #1 of 2 Old 12-06-2011, 09:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey folks, a bit of news I think might interest you. Silicon Micro Display just announced the price for their upcoming ST1080 (1080p, 3D capable, head mounted display):

http://roadtovr.wordpress.com/2011/1...ing-announced/

The price is $799, which you probably know matches Sony's HMZ-T1 HMD. The two are similar in that they are head mounted displays, but seem to be targeting very different uses. The ST1080 specifically has a 10% transparent display, and SMD seems to be positioning it as an augmented reality platform.

Spec comparison of SMD ST1080 vs. Sony HMZ-T1

SMD also announced the pricing for their ST1080 DDK (display development kit), you can find more detail about that in the first article in this post.
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I received an email about this product from Silicon Micro Display and thought I'd post it here for those of you interested. I'm looking forward to some actual reviews once the glasses are shown at CES this month.

Dear Email Subscriber,
Happy New Year.

We've been working around the clock to prepare for the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show and for product shipment.

We are looking forward to having visitors try out the ST1080 at our CES booth. We had a lot of great suggestions from people who submitted their ideas on the RSVP page for what we should show at CES, so it will be a great time at the booth. We will be showing the ST1080 in its various connectivity configuration including game consoles (Xbox, PS3), PC/laptops, smartphones (iPhone 4S), tablet (iPad 2), and Blu-ray players (2D and 3D content).

Our plan was to start taking pre-orders for the ST1080 in December. However, due to on-going supplier delays around the holidays, we were not able to get demo units into the hands of technology reviewers in December. This means that there are no third-party reviews to help you make your purchase decision. With the 2012 CES in about a week, we've decided to postpone taking orders until after the CES when there will be plenty of reviews. This gives you more information upon which to make your purchase decision and it will provide us with much-needed time to strengthen our inventory position.

We feel that postponing the start of pre-orders is preferrable to taking your pre-orders and delaying the shipment. When we are ready to take your orders, we want you to be confident that your product will arrive within a reasonable amount of time.

So, with our focus on the CES, we are boxing up our booth equipment and preparing for the start of what we hope is an amazing journey for us and, more importantly, an amazing visual journey for you.

Sincerely,

Paul Jin
CEO, SiliconMicroDisplay
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