Hey Bud, Your VideoPod Need an EyeBud?


Given that we are all tapped out after spending outrageously on really expensive stuff over the holidays, you clearly don’t want to hear about a $599 do-hickey that can turn your video iPod into a big screen television. But still….. eMagin Corp of Bellevue, Washington is taking the video displays it normally sells to the military and turning them into a Podcessory! Sure you might look dorky, but the image is going to be big and nice and well, it will make you feel like you are part of some space flick. Watching videos on the EyeBud 800 is akin to watching a 105-inch display from 12 feet away,” reports Seattle PI. The company with miniscule revenues is trying to go “consumer” in order to make money. It has been selling video game accessories as well.


Jesse Kopelman

I also question the one eye thing. This makes sense for a military application where multitasking is required, but seems a poor fit for immersive experiences like watching movies or playing games. For non-immersive videos, like brief clips, the built in screen on the iPod is fine. At $600, I don’t see a lot of takers.


Having invested in eMagin this time 2004, and exiting the stock a week ago to get the loss on the books for 2005, I can tell you I watched this company run itself into the ground for two years straight. Their technology is impressive, but their execution is terrible. Don’t get your hopes up here.

BTW – what kind of immersive experience can you get from watching a movie/tv show using one eye? This only adds to my opinion that their execution is terrible.

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