By now you’ve heard that the ST1080 is finally shipping out to pre-order customers. The company has posted photos of the final packaging and final design which gives the ST1080 a needed sprucing-up! Support for additional 3D formats has also been revealed.
Though it is the first consumer-available 1080p HMD, the ST1080 — as we’d seen it prior to launch — did look a bit like it was out of the 80’s! Silicon Micro Display has made some subtle but aesthetically pleasing changes which help it feel more modern.
Both the ‘jet black’ and ‘pearl white’ colors of the ST1080 now have a streamlined silver accent that runs along the front and to the sides, as well as some sporty looking tips at the end of the ear supports. Further there is small text denoting ‘Native 1080p’ on the side. I definitely think these small changes had big impact on the overall look of the ST1080; what do you think?
Silicon Micro Display has also revealed additional 3D format support, much to the delight of customers. Here’s the full list of 2D and 3D formats that the ST1080 HMD supports:
- 1920x1080p_24hz Frame-packed (full resolution)
- 1920x1080p_24hz Top-Bottom (half resolution)
- 1920x1080i_60hz Side-by-Side (half resolution)
- 1280x720p_60hz Frame-packed (full resolution)
- 1280x720p_60hz Top-Bottom (half resolution)
- 1920x1080p_60hz Side-by-Side (half resolution)
- 1920x1080p_60hz Top-Bottom (half resolution)
- 1920x1080p_30hz Top-Bottom (full resolution)
- 1920x1080i_50hz Side-by-Side (half resolution)
- 1280x720p_50hz Frame-packed (full resolution)
- 1280x720p_50hz Top-Bottom (half resolution)
!The company also promises to update the ST1080 firmware in the future to support more formats if possible.
And with that update, I bid you adieu (have a great weekend)
P.S. I’m still scanning for reviews of the ST1080 and will be collecting them here as soon as I find them!