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Could a Virtual Reality Headset Recreate the Moviegoing Experience?

5 January 2015 12:55 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Redwood City-based startup Avegant wants to change the way we consume visual media because, after all, gone are the days of going to the movie house.  The company's first virtual reality headset, Glyph, will unveil at this year's International CES consumer tradeshow in Las Vegas, and Re/code offers the first glimpse at what the product will look like before it hits the consumer space this Fall. According to the interview, Avegant Cto Allan Evans and cofounder Edward Tang are targeting media-savvy travelers and frequent flyers, those passengers looking for a better experience than whatever noise-canceling, over-the-ear, tablet accessories are on offer. Kickstarted to the tune of $1.5 million, with an additional $9.4 million in funding, this "personal theater" headset "sticks the screen directly in front of your eyes." But thanks to something-or-other called "micro mirror retinal projection," which simulates natural light, wearing a Glyph is »

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