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Meet the 'personal theater' VR headset that will set you back $599 this year

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Avegant's virtual reality glasses-meet-headphones, otherwise known as the Glyph, is slated to release to the public in fall 2015, Re/code reports.

Pre-orders for the device will begin this week for $499 until Jan. 15. After that you can expect to spend $599 on pre-orders of the VR headset. Comparatively, the Oculus Rift headset is currently priced at $350 while the Gear VR costs $200.

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In addition, the Glyph prototype will make it first appearance during this week's CES in Las Vegas; although, you may recognize the virtual reality and audio headset from its Kickstarter campaign last year. The company raised $1.5 million for its "personal theater" headset on Kickstarter last year.

The Glyph, which has been in development for the past two years, can be used as a virtual reality headset, headphones or both at once. The device beams 3D images directly onto users' retinas and is compatible with most devices - including computers, mobile phones and video game consoles. The Glyph also features built-in head tracking, which was just recently shown as part of the Oculus Rift new Crystal Cove prototype - and built-in noise-canceling audio.