Pico was one of many first corporations to launch a standalone VR headset final yr with the superbly enough Goblin, an all-in-one machine with three levels of freedom (3DOF) monitoring. Pico’s subsequent headset, although, will tackle the rising demand for 6DOF monitoring in standalone VR.
Announced final week, the Pico Neo is a $749 machine with 6DOF monitoring on each the principle unit and the accompanying movement controller. Both function built-in sensors that permit you to transfer your head and hand round digital environments with out the necessity for exterior trackers as seen with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. We haven’t gone hands-on with the equipment simply but, so we will’t converse to the standard of monitoring or its limits proper now.
Elsewhere, the Neo options two 3.5 inch 1440×1600 LCD shows with a 90Hz refresh fee. It additionally makes use of the Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform, which is a step up from the Snapdragon 820 CPU used within the Goblin, and packs 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS2.0 ROM and help for as much as 256 GB expanded storage.
We nonetheless have numerous questions concerning the Neo, although. Content, for instance, is an enormous question on condition that the Goblin doesn’t benefit from the giant portfolio of video games seen in rivals just like the Gear VR and Google Daydream. Just because the Goblin is about to compete with the soon-to-release Oculus Go, the Neo will sooner or later discover itself up towards Oculus’ Santa Cruz standalone and Google’s 6DOF headset made with Lenovo. There’s additionally the Vive Focus, which itself launched in China final yr.
For now, although, Pico may need a window of alternative if it’s first to market. We don’t know when the Neo will launch and Pico is barely accepting purposes for pre-orders from companies, not shoppers, in the meanwhile. The machine will likely be on present at subsequent week’s CES in Las Vegas, although, so hopefully we’ll get a while with it there.
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