Patent Reveals an Apple TV Video Headset Accessory

Yesterday, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo had suggested that Apple will revamp its Apple TV device with motion control technology later this year and today, an interesting Apple patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed a video headset that could be a future Apple TV accessory, PatentlyApple reports. 


Apple details that Apple TV allows users to stream their favourite content to their TV sets providing a great experience. However, to get the same big HDTV experience on the go, such as on a business trip or on a holiday, users may require a personal display that is visible only to them for viewing sensitive content. Hence there is a need for a personal display system with which users can privately view media provided by an electronic device.

“A goggle system for providing a personal media viewing experience to a user is provided. The goggle system may include an outer cover, a mid-frame, optical components for generating the media display, and a lens on which the generated media displayed is provided to the user. The goggle system, or head mounted display may have any suitable appearance. For example, the goggle system may resemble ski or motorcycle goggles. In some embodiments, the goggle system may include data processing circuitry operative to adjust left and right images generated by the optical components to display 3-D media, or account for a user’s eyesight limitations.”

Apple’s original invention appears to go all the way back to 1997, when obviously it was a project way ahead of its time.

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