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The Royole Moon, $800, offers a mobile theater experience.
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Gamers and movie buffs, rejoice. Thanks to the Royole Moon, you can now get a high-quality theater experience practically anywhere. At least that’s the premise of “the world’s first foldable headset, which combines the noise-cancelling headphone and 3-D display into a single portable device,” as Royole CEO Dr. Bill Liu describes it. The Fremont-based company, founded in 2012 by Liu and fellow Stanford engineering grads, used its proprietary flexible electronics technology to develop the product. “Moon has a very special optical design to simulate an 800-inch curved 3-D screen,” says Liu. Available in black, white or gold—all with padded leather ear cups—the gadget was the recipient of the German Design Award 2018 in the entertainment category. The front part of the headset, which fits on your face much like a scuba mask, features two AMOLED displays at 1080p resolution (more than 3000ppi). If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, services such as Netflix and Hulu are at your disposal. For offline use, it offers 32 gigabytes of storage. No matter your next destination, the Moon may be your new favorite travel companion.
Originally published in the January issue of Silicon Valley