Oculus will soon launch a pair of new VR glasses that will be much cheaper than Rift
Must cost a couple of thousand flaps and do not require any mobile or PC.
VR is stash, but you still have to spend a lot of thousands of VR glasses. Now it seems that Oculus, probably the biggest player in the VR market, plans a significantly cheaper product that could lower the threshold for the ones still sitting on the fence.
Bloomberg reports that Facebook will announce a pair of Oculus glasses later this year, which will get a price of only $ 200, well over 2000 dollars. Information comes from what should be safe sources but have not been officially confirmed.
Does not require mobile or PC
Unlike many of today's VR products, the new glasses will not require a cell phone or PC, but have all the necessary hardware built into the glasses.
Facebook hopes the new product will accelerate the popularity of VR technology just as Apple popularized the smartphone with its iPhone. It does not seem to miss ambitions.
The new VR glasses will have the code name "Pacific" and look like a more compact version of the Oculus Rift glasses, while the product is supposed to be even lighter than Samsung's mobile Gear VR glasses. The interface should resemble Gear VR, and the glasses should use a kind of wireless remote control, according to Bloomberg's sources.
Proved prototype last year
The goggles are supposed to feature a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm on the inside, but offer more crunch than the mobile phone-based VR glasses. However, position tracking will not be in place, so the glasses will have a limitation compared to Rift and Vive.
The unveiling is expected to happen this year, and the sale of the new VR glasses will start sometime next year. If the information is correct, Facebook and Oculus VR will probably reveal more details soon.
Information that Oculus is working on a pair of new VR glasses that do not require PC or mobile was released last autumn , and a prototype of the glasses was also displayed. These were presented under the code name Santa Cruz, and therefore do not seem to be the same as Bloomberg's sources reviews. Whether this means there are more independent VR products coming from Facebook and Oculus is uncertain.