By now, the AR headset market has been flooded with many devices, and the one we’ve all been waiting for is the first truly immersive, 3D-printed AR headset.
Today, we’re excited to unveil the latest device from the makers of the AR kit, AR-platform company ARCore.
The company’s new headset, the Eee VR, looks to be a much more substantial upgrade over the first headset, as it’s equipped with a new processor and processor-accelerated processing that it claims will make it one of the most capable VR headsets on the market.
The new processor is the brainchild of ARCore cofounder and CEO Michael C. Ziegler, and it’s based on an ARM Cortex A53 SoC.
It also features a “deep learning” architecture, in which the company uses neural networks and machine learning algorithms to create realistic looking virtual images.
The Eee headset features a pair of 6-inch OLED displays that are capable of delivering up to 1,200 nits of brightness, which are great for a full-featured VR experience.
The headset’s display uses a wide-angle lens to maximize peripheral vision and has a pixel density of 512 ppi, which is a little less than half of the typical display panel.
The headsets is also water-resistant up to 30 feet, and there’s an integrated microphone that allows you to speak to the headset.
The hardware is also designed for comfort and ergonomics.
The battery is removable and can be recharged with a microUSB cable.
We can’t wait to see the Eeys next step forward.
ARCore has already announced plans to sell Eee headsets in Europe, and we’ll be covering the Ecee VR’s release in a future article.