Lenovo VR Headset Price Revealed
After Microsoft had announced their new Virtual Realty headsets, VR crowd started to wait for more details. We know that Microsoft was going to partner with HP
to bring new cheap VR headsets to live. Hopefully, we didn’t have to wait for a long time for more details.
Not so long ago Lenovo
announced their first VR headset
for PC! Right now the prototype has no title. The price is said to be very low: it will cost about $400
which is much cheaper than Oculus Rift and other similar devices. The images below show its appearance:
Before going any further: right now it’s unknown when it will become available for purchasing
. They say it will be released later on this year. Anyway, the moment when VR will become more affordable is coming.
The device is very similar to other VR headsets: it’s also designed to provide a user with room-scale VR. Lenovo designers did a great job while constructing this new VR. The noticeable thing is that it weighs about 350 grams. It’s almost 200 grams lighter than HTC Vive (550 grams) and 100 grams lighter than Oculus Rift.
Moreover, when you wear Vive, all the weight is located in front of your face. It’s not very comfortable when you play for a long time. But Lenovo’s set distributes the weight differently. Most of the weight will be on your forehead. Testers report that it’s much more comfortable when you wear it for long periods of time.
The headset sits perfectly on your head, and it’s also easy to get it out
if you need to watch somewhere else. You can just swing the main part up and you are free. You can do what you want without taking it off completely. You can then swing it down very fast and continue playing.
If you look at the images above you will notice two cameras on the front panel. These cameras are providing room-scale virtual experiences. It means you don’t need to set up any light posts for tracking. It is the first VR device using such technology. Right now it’s unknown how accurate it is but anyway it’s a huge step forward. If it works well, this will set a new standard in Virtual Reality industry. You will not need to set up special VR space (room) to use your device. Just plug it into your PC anywhere and go.
Some people think these cameras will set to work as Mixed-reality glasses. It sounds pretty interesting. Combining VR and MR is also a very solid step.
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