Yesterday my new 5th generation iPod video arrived. As I had an iPod before I was eager to check out the video capability. So my first shot was going on iTunes and trying to find some free stuff.
Besides the ‘Tiki Bar’ video podcast I couldn’t really find something for free. Everything had a price tag of $1.99. Why couldn’t Apple give some short Pixar movies away for free? As Apple owns Pixar there would be no problem with license fees.
In my second approach I punched in some keywords in Google:
- video podcast
- free iPod movies
- convert iPod movies
No luck at all, it seemed to me this video revolution has just kicked off. I am sure a lot of video podcasts and new products will be developed and distributed over the next few month.
Finally I ended up spending $1.99 downloading the 45 minutes pilot series of the hot new mystery show ‘Night Stalker’. The download took about 7 minutes with my cable connection and another 20 seconds to download it onto my iPod.
I selected movies and than TV shows, clicked on Night Stalker and with a 5 seconds delay the movie started. The sound and picture quality is outstanding, very bright and sharp. You can really enjoy watching a movie on this little 2.5 inch screen.
But here comes the interesting part. Where do you place your iPod to watch the movie? I ended up holding it in my hands and thought that this could not be the final solution to it.
Looking into the technical data - Apple made some changes from the previous iPod. You will notice that there is no extra connector next to the ear plug anymore. Apple offers an additional video cable that plugs right into the ear phone and connects the video to any TV set. But why would you do this in your own home? Sure, this comes in handy to show podcasts and music clips at your friends house, but definitely not at your own home.
So what is the Ultimate iPod Video Experience?
It came to me this morning - if the ear plug carries the connector for the audio and the video signals you could actually plug in some goggles with build in LCD screens!
A quick search in Google turned up with a view models:
Innovatek V-190 Video Glasses
A personal video viewing device with fashion design using the latest technology When being connected to outer video sources, you can see a very clear 36 –inch picture in front of you eyes while enjoy Hi-Fi stereo sound. just like in a private cinema.
More Information on: Mp3PlayerStore http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_you_need/special/v190.htm
Eyetop Centra is the first wearable video screen with stereo sound, making it possible to enjoy multimedia content wherever you are. Just plug it into your mobile video device, put your glasses on, store your video device for hands-free operation, and benefit from having a TV set right in front of your eyes!
More Information on: VRealities website http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_you_need/special/v190.htm
Now with these glasses on you just lay down, sit or do whatever you want and enjoy your iPod movie. I bet you smell almost the popcorn from your local movie theater.
Thomas Herold is the founder and CEO of Quantum Biocommunication Technology. A website dedicated to the exploration of consciousness as a source of biocommunication.
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