tech2 News StaffJan 03, 2017 17:10:38 IST
Ahead of CES 2017, Lenovo has revealed Windows Holographic based VR headsets. The headsets are priced below the $400 price point, which is relatively cheap for such a powerful VR headset. The device is expected to be as good or better than the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. There are cables running from the headset, and head tracking is through a pair of front facing cameras on the device itself. This unique approach allows for inside out head tracking without the need for external towers.
Engadget got their hands on the device, and claim that the headset is comfortable, light, and allows for easy adjustment with a dial, that works better than tightening straps.
The Verge also points out to how comfortable and light the headsets are.
Windows Central points out that the headset does not put unnecessary pressure on the cheeks or nose, and Engadget notes that the device sits mainly on the forehead.
The inside out tracking allows for some interesting potential applications. The cameras could be used to display what is in front of the headset onto the screens, essentially making the glasses similar to Microsoft HoloLens.
The device could potentially provide augmented reality experiences. There are no controllers with the headset, so an Xbox controller is expected to be used. There is no word on when the headset is expected to be released, and it does not have a name as of now.
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