Panasonic at CES 2020 unveiled a prototype of its own VR glasses with an unusual design.
The company argued that points of virtual reality need to get smaller: miniaturization will make the headset more comfortable, and thus will contribute to the dissemination of technology, which, despite many predictions, it still remains relatively niche, according to ITC.
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As reported by The Verge, shows the Panasonic headset, designed in steampunk style, was designed by the Japanese together with American Kopin Corporation who manufactured the device special OLED panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 and a diagonal of 1 inch. According to a press release, miniature displays provide a clear picture without the “grid effect” when the lines between pixels visible to the user.
In addition, fancy VR glasses can boast the first on the market with HDR support, as well as speakers from Technics and removable lenses. The latter feature will find helpful people with visual impairments, who will be able to insert into the device prescription lens and thanks to it comfortable to see in virtual reality, writes Engadget.
According to the Verge, the field of view of such points square and smaller than usual set, and they move out from the nose while trying to look down, and the situation is aggravated by the fact that the headset connects to the computer through the wires coming directly from the eyepieces.
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In turn, Ars Technica reminds us that the first prototype of the “breakthrough” headset from Oculus held together with duct tape, and its resolution was 800×640 for each eye.
The Panasonic product the same status, so there is no doubt that the above mentioned serious shortcomings are temporary and before commercialization decisions will be corrected.
The company is already actively working on the next version of VR glasses, the layout of which was also shown at CES.
Sham device much more confident rests on the nose due to the lower weight and additionally wire to connect to PC had one and out of one of the lugs of the rim, thereby do not worsen the situation by slipping the headset, emphasizes the journalist.