$499 Headset Coming To Kickstarter

Hopeful standalone VR/AR newcomer, the Lynx R1, will price $499 to pre-order when it hits Kickstarter later this month.

The French startup confirmed the information this week in a brand new video you may see beneath. The marketing campaign will launch in later September, although Lynx hasn’t revealed its marketing campaign targets. We additionally don’t know when it ships apart from someday subsequent 12 months, or what you’ll get within the field, although Lynx doesn’t have its personal controllers to pair with the system. You’ll be capable to pre-order a particular version model of the headset which has a clear entrance face. You possibly can signal as much as be notified of the launch right here.

Lynx R1 Worth Revealed

We’ve remained cautiously optimistic about this headset, which makes use of the identical Snapdragon XR2 processor present in Oculus Quest 2 & HTC’s Vive Focus three, since information broke in July that it was being redesigned to promote for “just a few hundred dollars”. Whereas $499 is perhaps greater than some had been anticipating, it’s nonetheless low for a standalone VR headset.

Lynx plans to subsidize the low price of the patron mannequin with a lower from promoting apps by itself app retailer and B2B gross sales. That mentioned, $499 nonetheless places the system at $200 greater than the 128GB mannequin of the Oculus Quest 2.

Lynx R1 Price Transparent

The equipment additionally contains twin 1600×1600 LCD panels operating at 90Hz with unbiased lens separation adjustment and helps hand monitoring from Ultraleap. It is going to additionally help the upcoming FinchShift controllers and might hook up with a PC with a USB-C cable to play SteamVR titles, and it’s suitable with OpenXR.

Relating to AR, the equipment makes use of two high-resolution shade cameras for passthrough. The Oculus Quest 2 solely makes use of low-resolution black and white photos.

We’ll positively have an interest to see how the R1 performs with its lofty guarantees. Test again later within the month for extra protection of the system.  What do you make of the Lynx R1 worth? Tell us within the feedback beneath!

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