Data Display Headset


(permanent link) added: 2011-03-01 01:32:33 sponsor: Subotan edited by: Catbert (last reply: 2012-02-19 22:12:22)

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A sci-fi or exceptionally tech-savvy character needs to use a computer, whether to contact allies, scan for vital data on the McGuffin, or precision-target a rabble of mooks. The only problem is, computers have a habit of making even the coolest of characters look a bit geeky, and then there's the whole sitting down issue, the staring into a monitor etc. Far better to somehow integrate the computer onto the person of the character, preferably in a somewhat awesome and futuristic way. The answer? The Data Display Headset - usually a computer screen suspended a few inches in front of the eye by a piece of plastic reaching back to the ear.


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  • Rose Lalonde in Homestuck has the Hubtopband

Western Animation
  • Fry in Futurama gets an eyePhone - this is an interesting example, as the hardware is actually installed between his eyeball and his eye socket.

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  • The United States military spent loads of money trying to develop something similar in their Land Warrior programme.
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