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iPod meets EyeBud...

iPod meets EyeBud...

EyeBud breaks every rule in the fashion handbook but it's cool, so what the hell...

The video iPod is about to get yet another accessory. But this is no simple toy or little gadget...this one costs more than the iPod itself.

The Seattle PI reports that eMargin Corp, a manufacturer in military and industrial vision technology, is stepping into the consumer ring in a big way...sort of. The new EyeBud 800 is a wearable, monocular screen that is less than the size of a quarter (or a 10 pence piece for those of us in the UK - Ed.), though it appears like a 105 inch screen viewed from about 12 feet away.

The one-man theatre will be commercially available in the first half of 2006 with an expected price tag of USD $599. It will have its first public debut at eMargin's booth at CES, where we will be reporting live for the duration of this week. Perhaps we'll get a glimpse of it there!

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