I can’t quite decide whether or not I think Sony’s HMZ-T1 HMD looks really cool, or really stupid. They’re certainly trying to get make it look futuristic, but the problem with “modern” design is that it is the quickest to become “retro” just a few years down the road. In 5 years when we look back at the HMZ-T1, I’m willing to be we’ll think that it looks silly.

A futuristic looking design is almost assuredly going to have a polarizing effect on people; it will be loved and hated, and few people will likely fall somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. I’ve gathered up the highest quality photos of the HMZ-T1 that I could find so you can decide for yourself. I also found two shots of the HDMI pass-through-box which comes with the HMZ-T1 but has remained quite elusive up to this point. Also note that the cable that runs to the HMZ-T1 is almost always understated (or completely removed) in these photos, so don’t forget that you’ll have a wire dangling from the headset while its in use. And one more thing before I drop the gallery for your perusal — notice how all of the controls have been hidden on the underside of the HMD:

I’ve also pulled the most complete sheet of specifications for the HMZ-T1 that I’ve found so far. This is straight from Sony Japan (translated, so there might be some weirdness):

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Ben is the world's most senior professional analyst solely dedicated to the XR industry, having founded Road to VR in 2011—a year before the Oculus Kickstarter sparked a resurgence that led to the modern XR landscape. He has authored more than 3,000 articles chronicling the evolution of the XR industry over more than a decade. With that unique perspective, Ben has been consistently recognized as one of the most influential voices in XR, giving keynotes and joining panel and podcast discussions at key industry events. He is a self-described "journalist and analyst, not evangelist."