Acer India today unveiled its new Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset, the Acer OJO 500. The new headset features a unique detachable design that will offer superior flexibility, comfort, and hygiene for consumers and businesses. The launch price is expected to be INR 39,999, the Acer OJO 500 will be available from Q1 2019.
The headset is available with either a hard or soft head strap. The soft head strap is machine washable, and the extra-large padding on the hard head strap helps the headset fit securely and firmly in place. In addition, the mask can be flipped up, eliminating the need to remove the entire headset to answer the phone or converse with people in the room.
The Acer OJO 500 includes a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel and a smartphone app to measure IPD distance (the gap between the eye’s pupil and the display). The software-assisted IPD measurement app, Acer IPD Meter, along with Acer IPD Indicator software lets the wearer modify this distance for sharper, clearer images and a more enjoyable experience. There are two front-hinges with 2.89-inch high-resolution liquid crystal displays that provide a wide 100-degree field of view and deliver a 2880 x 1440 resolution. The display comes with a fast refresh rate of up to 90Hz and delivers clear and realistic images for an immersive mixed reality experience. The VR headset is integrated with the audio system, first in a VR headset, it uses a patented sound pipe design that directs sound from the built-in speakers toward the wearer’s ears. The unique design means users can hear audio without wearing earphones, enabling them to remain aware of the surroundings while still enjoying an immersive experience. The integrated audio system consists of embedded speakers, a patented sound pipe, and a built-in mic array.
As soon as the headset connects to a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC, it installs the required software. Setup is quick and easy taking about 10 minutes. The 6 degrees of freedom positional tracking includes forward/back, up/down, and left/right as well as pitch, yaw, and roll. The headset comes with a 4-meter (13 feet) cable allowing a wide range of movement, and connects to a PC via HDMI 2.0, while a USB 3.0 connector downloads data.
The Acer OJO 500 comes in an optional configuration that includes two Bluetooth enabled motion controllers that sync with the headset, a Windows 10 button, touchpad, and grab a button to let users interact with digital objects in mixed reality. As a Windows Mixed Reality headset, there are currently more than 2,500 games and applications available for the Acer OJO 500 between the Steam VR and the Microsoft Store platforms. It requires a compatible Windows-based PC, requirements can be checked here.
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