Wireless VR HMD For PC

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Wireless VR HMD Prototype for PC

Wireless VR HMD Prototype for PC

Last week, we gave mention to a new VR HMD prototype we are going to be adding Vireio Perception support to.  As proud as we are, that was the smaller story.

While the brand name will remain anonymous for now (they are a very reputable brand), we have been given the go ahead to share these specs of the early wireless prototype featuring positional tracking. So why is this a big deal, you ask? Multiple brands have been promoting the importance of room scale virtual reality. The catch is with the wires following you wherever you go, it’s a distraction – maybe even a risk if you aren’t careful and accidentally trip or a wire gets caught.

Wireless VR HMD Prototype for PC Optics

Wireless VR HMD Prototype for PC Optics

The specs are subject to change as things advance and the wireless head and body tracking will be revealed later.  However, this should be enough to get everyone excited:

Display

  • 5.46” Color AMOELD 1080P Display
  • 120Hz Refresh

Optics

  • 3 Lens Optical Module
  • Low Distortion at 6.9% Max
  • 0.10% Lateral Color
  • MTF @ FOV 18 degrees: 54.5% @8LP
  • Adjustable Lens (eye relief): Range = 10-20mm
  • FOV: 90 degrees (for prototype)
 
Wireless VR HMD Prototype Lens Adjustment

Wireless VR HMD Prototype Lens Adjustment

Wireless Video Interface

  • 1x Video Receiver embedded in HMD. Current range is around 15’ to 20’. This range is determined by the amount of power dedicated to the receiver and it’s expected to improve further.
  • 1x Video Transmitter is connected to PC via HDMI for Transmission (60Ghz). The Video Transmitter requires external power.
  • Power Source: 5V 2A 16000mA External Battery Connected to HMD via USB 2.0

Alas, this is something to be excited about.  It’s a solid brand name too which has been around for many years, so that helped underscore our confidence.  Again, these details are for the prototype and isn’t a finalized spec.

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  • Avatar Neil says:

    Just a heads-up that there was a typo at the end which didn’t make it clear that the battery pack is for the HMD versus being connected to the HMD and the PC. The unit is completely wireless.

    Regards,
    Neil

  • peteo says:

    Wow! didn’t think I would see any thing wireless this soon. 120hz!! Wonder the what the latency is. 120hz it has to be ridiculously low. Probably needs to be LOS, since any thing in the way of the wireless signal most likely wood drop the speed. Man I hope they come out with an add on kit that works with any HMD.

  • ORParga says:

    First of all, congrats for the archivement. The results of a long and hard work of investiment, programing and developement. Whe I read this I thought it was refer to another smartphone- based HMD. But this Headset is advanced to our time. I’m future al VR headsets will loose their cable limitations.

    I got a lot of QUestions; Hardware requeriments, software compativility, but one of them is over all: the price..¿ have you thought about Kickstarter?

  • Avatar Neil says:

    >

    It’s not my place to answer these questions; the hardware isn’t ours. :D

    It’s just that we are getting early development access to make Vireio Perception compatible with this. It’s a big brand attached; it’s not a start-up in the traditional sense.

    I did receive more information on the wireless support, but I need clearance to reveal it.

    Regards,
    Neil

  • barroudjo says:

    Wow ! This is great news ! I’d be curious to see how much latency is added by going wireless.

  • Avatar yuriythebest says:

    Hmmm.. lemme see
    A small part of the blacked out logo remained- twaz of the red color

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    let’s see what red color logos there are:

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    Nintendo is there as a plausible suspect – since the color of their logo is red and as the article said – “they are a very reputable brand” – so not some new/unheard of company

    let’s do some googling is Nintendo plans to do VR:
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/2/10893266/nintendo-virtual-reality-vr-return

    (article from last month – February 2nd 2016)
    >

    yup, so it does

    CONFIRMED – NINTENDO WILL DO WIRELESS VR!!!

  • Avatar Neil says:

    Yuriy, you are the king of hype, and that’s why we love you.

    Regards,
    Neil

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