Carl Zeiss has recently been ploughing a lot of time and effort into the creation of Nokia lenses and the such, but that’s not all they get up to in the world of optics. One of the more recent additions to the Carl Zeiss portfolio, in fact, is the Cinemizer Plus headset; compatible with iPhone, iPod, and several other handheld devices it can replay video footage into the headset (also known as glasses) and the two tiny plug in ear phones offer audio accompaniment.
Wearing the headset and watching footage over it is, apparently, the equivalent to watching a 45 inch display sat six foot away so the £399 price tag is really more than reasonable. The biggest thing to note about the Cinemizer Plus range though is that this is the first headset that officially carries the works with iPhone badge although earlier models have been able to show off a works with iPod badge too.
Adapters come with the Cinemizer so that you can plug it into either the standard iPhone or the 3G version, and adapters for the iPod too. What’s more, each eye has its own focus tweaking button so you can get exactly the right settings even if you have dodgy eyesight in one eye and not the other. The built in batter offers up to 4 hours of playback time and because it has its own battery it means that you won’t be draining that of your iPhone or iPod while watching the latest TV or film.