Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Video Glasses
The Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED video glasses promises no compromise on performance, a pledge that begins with a pixel density of 2,500 ppi, nearly seven times that of Apple’s retina display. The glasses feature two integrated OLED micro-displays, one for each eye, that provide a fill rate of 99 percent and a 4 sub-pixel-per-pixel structure. Because they use two displays, these glasses furnish amazing 3D picture quality, with no drawbacks like flimmering, motion blur, reduced luminance or ghosting to detract from the experience. The image combines high contrast, true black and vivid colors to ensure exceptional quality.
- Lightweight comfortable design
- Folding arms for easy storage
- HDMI, Apple, AV-3.5mm 4 pin input capability
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
Lester J. Willis –
I was excited to give the new Cinemizer OLED a try, having been watching reviews of it, along with some of the emerging competition in the HMD market. Once received, I made all the connections to my PC and checked for any updates in firmware. The un-boxing and connecting were not difficult. These slip on and off like glasses. I put them on and adjusted the optic wheels to focus each eye. Unfortunately,there was a dead pixel in the corner that shined a bright blue light from just outside of the picture. Other than that, the picture was perfect. Crisp, clear, with a size equivalent to sitting and watching my 42″ TV from 6 or 7 ft away. I did notice I was having difficulty in focusing, and thought I may just need to “get used to them.” After trying to watch a movie and moving the glasses around, from side to side and up and down on my nose, came to the conclusion that one eye was always going to be out of focus due to a lack of ability to adjust for pupil distance. I contacted the seller and requested a return and was offered the option to exchange or for a refund. If it were just the pixel, I would have exchanged, but since there was not an adjustment for pupil distance, I requested and was granted a refund.
Video quality is stellar, but don’t buy these thinking you’ll use them on your computer all day. Due to the low resolution, they aren’t the best as a replacement monitor for everyday use. However, for professionals looking for a field video monitor, or the privacy-minded traveler who wants to avoid prying eyes while working on sensitive files or watching movies in public places, these are fantastic.
Using for FPV on a DJI Phantom Vision 2+ and also for watching Netfix/iPhone and Roku via HDMI.I really wanted to love these things.I had absolutely no issue with the price given the advertised performance and concept. At this point the technology on these simply isn’t ready for showtime. There is quality control issues with the ear pieces (my left earbud was coming in and out), and the picture quality is not great, the colors were off. Issues that you would not expect from someone like Zeiss (or on any hardware that is $700)I think Zeiss sacrificed a lot of quality for the size and weight. These are clean looking and ultralight. I hope Zeiss keeps working on improving this product, the first generation of any technology is always a little rocky. I expect that I will be buying another pair of these in a year when the quality and technology is improved, but for now will be returning these.
R. Volf –
i use these goggles for my Phantom 3 Advanced. It gets the job done. Due to HDMI, there is almost no lag. The glasses are light and small/compact..easy to put into my DJI backpack with all the stuff in it. I tried the additional eye shield that has to be ordered separately, but didnt see much benefit of it (plus it caused fogging up) because these goggles block the sun from above very well without the shield….plus, you can put a small hat on if needed.When flying FPV via HDMI output, you won’t see the radar screen showing you the direction of the copter…so its important to be able to see your iphone for that info, which is easy without the eye shield (the goggles shield the light from above, but allow you to look at stuff through the bottom opening which works great for me).CONS:- screen resolution isn’t HD (it’s 870×500). As Lightbridge on the DJI Phantom 3 is about 720p, I wish the screen resolution was 720p as well to have sharper image. Screen resolution is sharp enough to fly FPV without any problems, but it isn’t HD and not 100% sharp,PROS:- light compact goggles that dont look weird on your head (unlike headplay etc),- adjustable Diopter for people with glasses.- HDMI in- device does NOT overheat causing lagging/frozen pictures (i noticed when flying FPV on iphone screen via USB, iphone gets slower after a while and the picture starts freezing up little bit due to overheating). unlike USB, it’s easier for HDMI to process the data
Richard Tanner –
You need a mini HDMI cord to connect to your DJI Drone but what a trip it is like you are flying.
I do production work with editing software and these goggles don’t show the detail needed for my work. I was expecting an amazing view from zeiss OLED but was totally disappointing. Even videos aren’t smooth. I don’t know why they are priced so high either, for what I can see on the screen, the Avegant Glyph perform better and are almost half price.
Pete T –
I wish the distance between the 2 small OLED screens were adjustable. I could only get one of the screen look sharp because the other screen would be slightly off for my other eye. If I pushed both screens a few millimeters further both would look sharp, but I would need to use a hand to keep it in place.
Chris Maurizio –
Nothing prevents outside light from getting in. The screen size looked like you were holding an smart phone about a foot from your face. Not worth that much money.