My View of My Vu

Is it Cyclops® from the X-Men® or Geordi La Forge® from Star Trek®? No, it’s customers who bought the My Vu iPod video viewer from MicroOptical. This little iPod accessory is bound to turn heads.

My View of My Vu

With a cable connected from the visor to your iPod, My Vu projects your videos using a dual color LCD Solid Optex™ Optical System creating the illusion of watching a movie on a 27-inch TV. Transferring from the iPod screen to the media viewer, the image quality becomes somewhat grainy, but the My Vu only outputs 320 x 240 resolution on different screen sizes. For the optically challenged, MicroOpical has developed corrective lens for users for only an extra $99. The Rx clip fits right into the visor so you can’t even tell that it is there

For the home theater experience, My Vu provides two adjustable earbuds integrated with the visor to deliver stereo quality sound. The buds hang from wires attached to the visor sides, and can be easily secured into your ear for noise canceling. The volume control is located on a pendant affixed to the main cord running from the visor to the iPod. In addition to the volume, the pendant has buttons to manage your video playback and display brightness. It also includes a swivel clip that can attached to your clothing for easy access.

To operate the visor, My Vu comes with its own battery pack that slips onto your iPod. The visor wire connects directly into the battery pack using the Apple dock connector type, and the pack has a separate plug to go to the iPod. The added battery pack doubles the weight of the iPod, but the belt clip on the back of the battery pack secures it to your clothing or carry-on. My Vu provides both a car adapter and an AC outlet adapter that connects attaches to the top of the visor plug. A fully charged battery provides up to six hours of viewing time. (from Random Access)

Currently, the going price is around $300 for this fun gizmo. Put it on your Saint Patrick’s Day gift list. What? You don’t have a Saint Patrick’s Day gift list? Well, I guess it’s time to start one and see what you get!

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