We first wrote about the concept of this back when we were little more than primeval apes hitting typewriters with stick in the year 2013 -- now it's ready to go on sale. It's VR that beams directly into your eyes.
The Avegant Glyph is designed to be worn like headphones most of the time, with the wearer then able to dazzle and amaze commuters by twisting the top bit over his or her eyes to consume some visual media. It generates an output equivalent to 1280 x 720 resolution, with the images pinged, somehow, into your eyes via mirrors -- supposedly alleviating the motion sickness caused by rival VR units.
Head-tracking sensors mean it could compete with Oculus Rift in the gaming space too, should a critical mass of people decide that games really need putting closer to their faces than is currently the norm. Plus there's HDMI input for staggering and humiliating the man sitting next to you by plugging it into a tablet to stream films right into your head.
The Avegant Glyph headset should be a real thing people can buy and then sit on and break or have stolen off them in October of 2015, with a current pre-order price of $499 (£330) for early-bird buyers. [Avegant via Wareable]