‘Oculus unveils later this year, stand-alone VR-glasses of 200 dollar’
Oculus later this year, a stand-alone VR-glasses of $ 200 reveal that in 2018 on the market.
The new, cheaper Oculus glasses will work without connection with pc or smartphone, report insiders to Bloomberg.
The current Oculus Rift VR-glasses came on the market for about 700 euros and does not work without a powerful pc. With the cheaper glasses would Oculus virtual reality is fascinating want to make for the general public, such as Apple with the iPhone did.
Just like the Oculus Rift is also the cheaper glasses focused on gaming, video and the use of social networks. The glasses would look like a more compact Oculus Rift, and weigh less than the Samsung Gear VR.
The device used according to the insiders, a mobile Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm, and is thus more powerful than the Gear VR, but probably not as powerful as the Rift. A first version can still, for example, not the location of the user in the space accurately track, a later version would be able to.
Users control the stand-alone VR goggles from Oculus with a remote control, just like the Gear VR. It is possible that the more advanced Oculus Touch controllers due to lack of accurate positioning with the new glasses to use.
Oculus would be for the production of the glasses under more collaboration with Chinese smartphonemaker Xiaomi.
Worldwide would be the glasses under the brand of Oculus can be offered in China is a slightly revised version under the flag of Xiaomi sold.
Former Xiaomi ceo Hugo Barra went earlier this year to work as the head of the VR division of Facebook.
With the new glasses point Oculus on the market between its own more expensive pair of glasses and, for example, the HTC Vive, and cheap vr glasses with smartphones, such as the Samsung Gear VR. Oculus will see that people the glasses, for example, use to go watch a movie, as they do now on their phone or tablet.
During the Oculus-developer conference itself said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already interested in a device that is between the Gear VR and the Rift. A spokesman for Oculus said that the company has nothing to report, but it is reported that the company significantly continues to install in the category of stand-alone VR.
Oculus began as a startup and sold his glasses with great success through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. In 2014, the company was still waiting for the delivery of his first pair of glasses for about $ 2 billion by Facebook incorporated.
The first and also current consumer version of the Oculus Rift came out in march 2016 on the market for about 700 dollars. The Samsung Gear VR appeared at the end of 2015, that eyewear is in collaboration with Oculus developed.