The new Eyebud 800 personal display system, a monocular wearable display, provides video and sound coming directly from an iPod with video capability, or other portable devices with NTSC/PAL or RGB output. A patented detachable Eyeblocker permits a user to view images from a monocular optic without squinting or to use the Eyebud in a virtual see-through mode, and the system easily accommodates either left-eye or right-eye dominant people. While the iPod delivers a QVGA (320 x 240) video image on its 2.5-inch LCD, the EyeBud 800 display system can provide a full SVGA (800 x 600) video image through its virtual imaging system, permitting its use with PCs and being able to show all the resolution a conventional DVD can output. Its 40-degree field of view renders a virtual image equivalent to a 105-inch screen viewed from 12 feet. Like eMagin's 3DVisors, the EyeBud 800 is a complete personal display system, with high-quality stereo earbuds and a noise-canceling microphone. In this configuration, the monocular display draws its power from a small rechargeable battery good for up to 6 hours.