There is virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and to date we have seen various companies attempt to develop software and create device for either (or sometimes both). However there is a subset also known as mixed reality which Microsoft has attempted to pursue with its HoloLens headset.
For those looking to explore more mixed reality, you might be interested to learn that Acer has launched its own mixed reality headset in the form of the OJO 500. Acer is one of the first few companies to hop on board Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform and the OJO 500 is actually not the first of its kind.
However it does bring about some improvements from its predecessor, namely the fact that it can be detached, which means that it will be easier to store and also easier to clean, and also we suppose easier to bring around.
There will also be built-in speakers which will be directed to the wearer’s ears which offers an advantage of built-in earphones as it still allows the user to hear their surroundings.
The OJO 500 will also use a pair of front-hinged 2.89-inch LCDs with a resolution of 2880×1440, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The headset is priced starting at $399 and will be available in November, but it is also expected to launch with optional accessories such as motion controllers, a Windows 10 button, touchpad, and a grab button.