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Eye-Trek FMD-20P
Score: 98%
Developer: Olympus


Sure you've got friends. But you like your personal time too. If you want to play a PS2 game or watch a movie without your brat sister complaining about the noise, you could keep your volume down and sit close to your television ...or, you could grab your pair of Eye-Trek FMD-20P glasses from Olympus and immerse yourself in whatever game or movie you choose.

These aren't 'glasses' in the conventional sense. This is a geniune head-mounted personal video display, straight out of the Sci-Fi movie of your choosing. Put them on and you'll have your very own '52 inch screen 6.5 feet away from you' - even if you're sitting at your desk! And anyone in the room is more likely to hear the PS2 spinning the disk than any sound coming through the headphones.


When I tried the Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-20P glasses, I was amazed. The picture was good, the sound was rich, and it really doesn't disturb others in the room... just feet from you. I was worried about eyestrain, but I didn't have any problems with the unit, even after lengthy use.

The FMD-20P is designed specifically for the PS2 and, as such, is very simple to install. Simply plug one plug into the video multi-out in the back of the PS2 and another to an open USB port in the front, and you're good to go!

I especially found this good for use in conjunction with the Thrustmaster FreeStyler Board. Typically, when using the FreeStyler Board, I had to move my couch to clear enough room for the board, and even then I would strain my neck a bit looking downward at a television that was positioned to be used while seated, rather than standing on top of a board controller. With the Olympus Eye-Trek FMD-20P, I can leave the couch where it is and turn perpendicular to my television; why not - I'm not using it, anyway. This way, the image is wherever I happen to look. No neck strain, no re-arranging the furniture. What else could I ask for?!

  • Twin 180,000 Pixel LCDs Simulate a 52'' Screen from 6.5'
  • Built-In Headphones
  • Works with PS2: Play PS2 Games, PSOne Games, Watch DVDs
  • Powered by your PS2 (via USB port)
  • Built-In Controller (for Eye-Trek Settings, etc.)
  • Turns off automatically when your PS2 is Turned Off
  • Weighs 3.0 oz.
  • Black Color matches PS2 Design

Drawbacks & Problems::

The only annoyance I had with the Eye-Trek FMD 20P was trying to find a good place to put the controller when I was using the ThrustMaster FreeStyler Board with it. Eventually, I just put it in my pocket and it worked fine.

This unit is an excellent addition to your PS2 arsenal, but there are better versions of the Eye-Trek out there. If you only want it for your PS2, this is probably the one to go with. If you're a personal entertainment enthusiast, a jet-setter or simply want the top of the line, the Eye-Trek FMD-250W provides more features and a higher quality picture at an increased price.

-Geck0, GameVortex Communications
AKA Robert Perkins

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