Varjo’s Aero headset is the primary from the corporate that’s meant to attraction to particular person prospects reasonably than giant organizations… and it most likely received’t be the final.
For the reason that firm’s inception, Varjo has bought high-end enterprise headsets to the likes of Fortune 500 corporations. That’s till simply final month when the corporate began delivery its new Aero headset which was not solely considerably cheaper however was, for the primary time, bought with none form of annual repairs charge which made the corporate’s different headsets a non-starter for particular person consumers.Varjo Aero | Picture courtesy Varjo
And whereas it’s potential the corporate had formulated Aero as a form of one-off experiment, it appears Varjo has been happy sufficient with the reception that it intends for Aero to grow to be an ongoing sequence of headsets for the high-end fanatic section.
Talking to Highway to VR this week, Varjo Chief Technical Officer Urho Konttori touched on Aero’s latest launch, saying that the headset remains to be backordered however he expects issues to begin catching up in February. As of now the corporate’s web site advises “three–four months” from buy to supply.
As for what occurs sooner or later, Konttori mentioned that Aero would “most likely” grow to be an ongoing sequence of headsets from the corporate, reasonably than a one-off. Though the corporate nonetheless appears primarily useless set on serving the high-end enterprise area, the transfer means the corporate additionally expects to focus on high-end lovers with extra headsets sooner or later.
That might dovetail in an attention-grabbing approach with a number of the software program the corporate has been constructing internally, particularly its XR cloud streaming tech; although initially focused towards enterprise prospects, the corporate confirmed that the tech helps any OpenVR/SteamVR functions with out modification, and plans to increase the function to different headsets sooner or later. Whereas the corporate says that multi-headset assist is primarily aimed toward making XR extra scalable inside giant organizations, it’s not up to now fetched to assume that the corporate might supply it to people in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.
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