But there’s another possibility; though less likely than a revision of Vive Focus, it’s possible that the filings refer to HTC’s next-gen standalone headset, Vive Proton, which the company teased earlier this year.
Despite no official word from Oculus, it seems each week there’s yet more speculation about Oculus releasing an update about their refresh of the popular Quest standalone headset.We’ve seen supposed renders of what the product will look like and some questionable rumours about what sorts of upgrades are on the cards.
It doesn't run Daydream software like Google's headsets, but it does probably have access to the Play Store and its collection of VR apps.Lenovo will release its standalone VR headset in Q3.
Designed for mobile devices, the company says the chips support “VR-class latency” for streaming VR over Wi-Fi. Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 6900 and 6700 chips are designed to bring the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard to Snapdragon-based mobile devices like smartphones and standalone VR headsets.
Same goes for the included SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations which offer more value than 1.0 base stations to enterprise users compared to most consumers; while the Vive Pro had been sold in a pseudo-consumer package for $900 with 1.0 base stations, all versions of Vive Pro Eye are priced above $1,000 and include 2.0 base stations, helping more clearly focus the company’s enterprise lineup.
Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.The company added today that the XR2 reference design can support controllerless hand-tracking (likely from Ultraleap), Atraxa magnetic controller tracking, and Tobii eye-tracking.
Their latest educational standalone headset brings a slew of smart decisions to the table and could end up being a killer platform for eLearning.The first Lenovo Classroom headset was built on the Google Daydream platform.
Speaking of Lenovo’s unlucky bets in virtual reality, it’s a little-known fact that the Chinese electronics company was behind the Oculus Rift S headset — you know, the tethered PC one that wound up playing second fiddle to the standalone Oculus Quest.
Speaking with Road to VR at CES 2020 this week, Qualcomm’s Head of XR, Hugo Swart, said that the company’s mobile Snapdragon chipsets are now in more than 30 AR and VR headsets, including leading standalone headsets like Oculus Quest, Go, Vive Focus, and HoloLens 2.
New sales data out for 2019 showed a huge boom for headsets untethered from PC, and that could have a huge impact on VR fitness adoption.Sales of standalone headsets were up by more than 100 percent, and Oculus Quest sold over 200,000 units during the second quarter alone.
The new platform is aimed at high-end devices with support for 3K × 3K displays at 90Hz, along with integrated 5G, accelerated AI processing, and up to seven simultaneous camera feeds for user and environment tracking.
Today, this solution gets finally launched, giving all Vive Focus Plus owners the possibility to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi. Viveport Streaming.
It’s also pretty affordable, but users who wanted access to premium VR applications on PC have no real choice but to buy something like the Oculus Rift.Depending on how exactly this new feature is implemented, the Quest has suddenly become the best VR headset to buy from Oculus or anyone.
Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Note 10 is not compatible with Gear VR, the company’s virtual reality headset that works only with a phone slotted in front of the lenses, according to a tweet from tech analyst Anshel Sag. The decision to shut off support for its headset on its newest flagship phones casts doubt on the future of both the Gear VR and phone-based headsets, as standalone devices with built-in displays like the Oculus Go are on the rise.
On top of that, the research firm expects the market to continue growing throughout the year, as standalone headsets become more popular in both categories. All told, IDC expects global shipments for the VR and AR market to reach 7.6 million units in 2019.
That’s good, because the best way to think of the Quest is as a VR games console platform. Like other modern standalone VR headsets, the Quest uses inside-out tracking, with cameras scanning the surrounding for true 6DoF motion.
Obviously you still need an active Netflix subscription to use the app, but it’s great to know that people will be able to watch their favorite shows and movies from a virtual theater inside their headset.
Each of the game’s five levels is essentially a VR escape room challenge; you solve puzzles logically and occasionally avoid certain peril. Zany puzzles and laughs await you in I Expect You To Die, making this one of Quest’s must-see launch titles.
Oculus still hasn’t appended a launch date to Quest, its $400 standalone VR headset. The game has garnered plenty of success in its three years of existence, rating ‘Very Positive’ on Steam and commanding a strong [4.5/5] stars on the Oculus Store.
IMAGE PROPERTY OF VALVE/HTC It’s been a long time coming, but it seems the days of iffy mobile VR may finally be over. Now HTC and Valve are stepping things up with a $799 enterprise-grade headset known as the Focus Plus.
With the Oculus Quest , announced in late 2018 and expected for the spring of 2019, the firm of Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to launch two new virtual reality headsets .
I think we’ll see some other notable entries in this category this year, but they may wind up being sold largely in the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets, or being pitched as “enterprise standalone headsets,” like HTC’s upcoming Vive Focus Plus .
The VR headset will be a standalone device, like the upcoming Oculus Quest, but when it's near a PC, it'll double as a wireless way to play PC games and apps.
Former Firewall: Zero Hour developer Adam Orth thinks that standalone headsets like Oculus Quest could mark a turning point for the VR industry.