Besides the obvious uses for Nabes during down-time, there are many other uses people have come up with…
1. General Down Time: Waiting rooms, waiting in long lines, lunch breaks
2. Air Travel: Now passengers can discreetly, privately and stylishly watch what they want, when they want during their flight. According to airline industry statistics, the top 10 airlines alone carried 950 million passengers in 2011.
3. Train/Bus Travel: Rail and bus passengers must bring their own entertainment as it’s not offered like airlines. Now have a real entertainment experience on daily commutes or long trips. According to a Wikipedia article summarizing statistics reported by the top 132 metro markets, approximately 56 Million people commute daily on metro rail systems.
4. Car Passenger Travel: If you’re a passenger on a long trip or in a boring daily carpool you’ll have a fun and entertaining trip with Nabes.
5. Backseat Entertainment for the Kids: Eliminate the need for backseat video entertainment systems with a better alternative. Nabes’ portability gives you the advantage of easily using it with multiple family vehicles or rental cars.
6. Stationary Exercise: Bikes, treadmills, etc. 30 minutes on the exercise bike at the gym with your favorite TV program is suddenly more tolerable. We’re waiting for the “Tour de France” bike with the complete course programmed in to also offer a companion POV (point of view) video so riders can have a virtual simulation of the ride.
7. Virtual Flying and Driving – RC Aircraft and Vehicles: RC aircraft are increasingly including on board cameras that broadcast back to the controller who can fly virtually on board the aircraft. Some aircraft are even controlled by smartphones. Nabes puts you on board to see what the drone or car sees.
8. Salons: Salons have used VE for clients while waiting, getting treatments, nails done or sitting in dryers. With Nabes, clients can be entertained and look stylish while getting styled!
9. Dentists: Have used VE for patients to keep them distracted and calm. With comfortable lightweight Nabes, they remain more comfortable too.
10. Remote Camera Operation: Professional still photographers and videographers have used video eyewear to plug into their cameras when shooting calls for placing or holding the camera in positions or situations where the videographer can’t be near the camera’s viewfinder. Nabes peripheral vision allows you to have a big screen and retain the ability to quicky glance around to operate your gear without needint to remove the glasses.
11. 3D Camera Operation: 3D cameras unfortunately usually don’t have 3D viewfinders. With Nabes they can so you’ll shoot your 3D better!
12. Console Video Games: While you can use Nabes with mobile players that have a video out, Nabes will also work with home systems with HDMI or composite connections or you can get the appropriate optional component or VGA adapter. Many games are a new experience with Nabes and Wii or Kinect games can have a new dimension when you are wearing your monitor that follows your eyes rather than your eyes trying to follow the monitor.
13. Big Screen Instant Replay At Live Sporting Events: With a live streaming service or new Mobile DTV services, Nabes owners can listen to the game with their Earbuds in with Nabes flipped up on your head. After the big play you can drop Nabes down to view the instant replay on a big screen! Great for auto races too with on-board camera shots of your favorite driver replays or qualifying laps. We’ve also had people mention that football refs could use Nabes instead of the sideline viewers for playback analysis.
14. Watch TV In Bed Without Disturbing Your Spouse: Even with headphones on watching that movie or TV show with the TV screen lighting up the room can keep your spouse awake. New “anywhere TV” services let you continue watching from your smartphone so you can continue watching without disturbing anyone else.
15. Sunbathing - Have your sunglasses do more than just protect you from the sun - the'll entertain you too!
16. Escape when visiting boring relatives - Imagine the possibilities!
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