“…it was top of the range for the affordable virtual reality…”
Top 10 Key Selling Points: 5DT HMD 800
- Mounting Base For Head Trackers
- Flip-up Mode For Reality Checks
- Adjustable Top/back Ratchets
- High-Quality Headphones
- Affordable Quality
- 2D And 3D Models
- Crisp SVGA Image
- Extreme Comfort
- Cable Organizer
5DT HMD 800
Made by Fifth Dimension Technologies the 5DT HMD 800 was a really good headset in its day. With a clear 800 by 600 per eye OLED display and a 40° field of view it was top of the range for the affordable virtual reality headset range. There was a 2D and a 3D version of the headset which was unusual and a flip-up mode visor so you could check where you were in the real world. Design wise it continues to tick the right boxes. With a comfortable face padding and lightweight design, it could be worn for ages so long as you could stand the poor vergence-accommodation conflict.
It might well have been affordable, but it was still mostly used by the military only and come with some very interesting options. You can attach a Virtual Laser Range Finder [LRF] or a set of Virtual Night Vision Goggles [NVG] onto it! I’d like to see Oculus Rift top those killer options!