Microvision joined other companies showing off private displays at the gathering in San Francisco this week. It showed off its new mini projection display called PicoP.
"Unlike most matrix-display technologies, such as an LCD or DLP, we modulate laser light temporally and spatially using a single tiny vibrating silicon mirror to produce an image," Microvision CEO Alexander Tokman, said in a prepared statement. "The inherent advantages of this display platform include spectacular image quality, small form factor and low power."
Tokman said that since PicoP uses a collimated beam of laser light to produce a full-color, high resolution and contrast image it provides great depth without requiring a projection lens.
Incuiti showed off DV920 video eyewear, available for video iPods through Sharper Image. The battery-operated, space-aged looking eyeglasses sell for about $550. Packages include iPod cable and carrying cases.
Lumus also has two new personal microdisplays, using ultra-thin optics with enhanced light-guide optical element technology and thin lenses that collect light from a projector. It produces 320x240 pixel images and can be mounted on standard eyewear.