MyVu and iPod Touch is a good combination. I find myself with it even in the middle of the night (2am) watching a two hour movie I’ve already seen. The quality is really nice even though the quality is a compress ipod movie. The one I got sport a 640×480 resolution, MyVu Crystal. Currently the highest resolution you can get.
I was somewhat crossed eyed for a couple of minutes after watching a two hour movie. No biggie. While watching a movie either during the day or at night, you can adjust the brightness. I find it use full, if I’m outside, I turned up the brightness while at night I toned down the brightness. The ear piece is perfect as well. While using the ear piece, background noise disappear, and it is very comfortable.
Even though there’s a lot of wires going in and out, the eye glass connect to the controller, and my ipod video or ipod touch connects to the controller. The controller has a built-in Lithium Battery, perfect for two two hour movie (4hr Battery Life as the spec stated). Good enough since my iPod Touch Battery will die before the four hour mark. The controller has the brightness control as well as volume. And the volume can be louder than what the ipod output, be careful with the volume settings. The brightness has four settings. Cycling through them may not be noticeable until it’s by two notch during day time, but you’ll appreciate it during the night.
While watching a movie, you can still look around your surroundings by looking below or above the glasses. I wouldn’t recommend you using this while driving or walking. Wearing the glasses is very comfortable. The nose part can be adjusted, it has one of those paper clip spring metal thing. The cables has a magnetic piece near the top part so you can put the cables around your neck preventing it from dangling too far from your neck and create trip hazard. So MyVu pretty much thought of everything, down to the weight of it. It is very light and thin.
If you have your iPod Touch jail break and you want to transfer your mpg or mp4 movies without iTunes, it won’t output the video to MyVu for some reason. But if you transfer the movies with iTunes, jail broken or not, it will output the video to MyVu.
Other than it has complete my geekness with this gadget, it is use full when traveling in long flights or at the train. Kind of weird walking around with it on at the train, people thought I’m wearing a fancy sunglasses. Watching video pod cast is really nice as well.
I use MyVu for my PC at home with Video Output. My MyVu came with the iPod video connection that connects to the bottom of the iPod. But I also have one of those video connection that connects to the headphone jack of my iPod Video that sends the video signal from my iPod video to the TV. I use that connector for my PC to output the video. I also use that video connector to play games off my XBOX 360. The video connector I got for my iPod Video saves me money from getting the same connector from MyVu website.
MyVu was tested with iPod Video 30G, iPod Nano Video Capable which is the latest generation, and iPod Touch 2G.