Acer Announces ConceptD OJO Headset with High Res, Open-ear Audio

In the present day throughout a press convention in New York, Acer introduced an upgraded model of its OJO Home windows VR headset which features a greater decision, open-ear audio, and an IPD adjustment.

Acer in the present day launched ‘ConceptD‘ a brand new high-end product sequence from the corporate which is aimed toward skilled creators. The corporate revealed an upgraded model of its OJO headset which has been introduced below the ConceptD model.

The ConceptD OJO headset has a complete decision of four,320 × 2,160, and we anticipate that it’s really utilizing a pair of two,160 × 2,160 shows, very probably the identical present in HP’s upcoming Reverb headset, which we not too long ago discovered to supply main visible readability due to the bounce in pixel density.

The ConceptD OJO has 2.25 occasions the overall variety of pixels as Acer’s authentic OJO 500 headset which had as much as 1,440 × 1,440 decision per eye.

Acer Publicizes ConceptD OJO Headset with Excessive Res, Open-ear Audio 13Picture courtesy Acer

Supporting the notion that the ConceptD OJO makes use of two particular person shows, Acer says it can embody an IPD adjustment which permits customers to dial within the candy spot by adjusting the space between the lenses to raised align with their eyes. The unique OJO 500 additionally contains an IPD adjustment, whereas the corporate’s consumer-focused Home windows VR system, the Acer Combined Actuality headset, doesn’t.

Additionally just like the OJO 500, the ConceptD OJO contains a removable visor design which permits the head-mount to be simply interchanged. The top-mount seems to have been considerably redesigned, and has moved from a halo strap to an overhead strap which seems to be to share a really comparable design to the StarVR One head-mount (one other of Acer’s VR headsets).

Acer Publicizes ConceptD OJO Headset with Excessive Res, Open-ear Audio 14Picture courtesy Acer

New for the ConceptD OJO is open-ear audio by means of a sound-pipe design. Just like Oculus’ latest headsets, meaning audio will emanate from a gap within the straps close to the ears, eliminating the necessity for over-ear headphones or a separate set of headphones solely. Open-air audio is handy however may be much less immersive resulting from lack of sound isolation. Photographs of the ConceptD OJO additionally present built-in over-ear headphones, so optionally available headphones could possibly be made obtainable.

As a Home windows VR headset, we will assume that the ConceptD OJO makes use of the identical inside-out monitoring expertise as each different Home windows VR headset, which permits for full 6DOF monitoring with out exterior sensors. The corporate hasn’t talked about controllers, however we anticipate it can help the usual Home windows VR controllers.

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Whereas that is the primary time we’ve heard formally in regards to the ConceptD OJO from Acer, we really noticed what was very probably a prototype model of the headset again at CES 2019. Whereas it didn’t have the white visor or new head-mount design, the headset we noticed did function the unmistakable OJO design (with detachable visor) and used the identical decision shows (2,160 × 2,160). Curiously, that OJO headset we noticed was operating off of a smartphone, so it’s doable that the ConceptD OJO may even be capable of plug into sure smartphones, along with PCs.

Acer Publicizes ConceptD OJO Headset with Excessive Res, Open-ear Audio 15A prototype OJO headset which we noticed at CES earlier this yr shared the identical decision because the ConceptD OJO introduced in the present day. | Picture by Street to VR

Sadly there’s no phrase on a launch date for the ConceptD OJO headset or what the value can be. Contemplating comparable specs and thus probably competitors with the upcoming HP Reverb (which begins at $600), we anticipate the ConceptD OJO will primarily goal a non-consumer viewers however promote for lower than $1,000. The unique OJO 500 began at $400.