Varjo Announces XR-3 and VR-3 Headsets – Specs, Price, Release Date

Varjo right now introduced its newest high-end headsets, the XR-Three and VR-Three, with a variety of enhancements together with an expanded area of view, inside-out monitoring, and a redesigned headstrap. Whereas nonetheless costly and undoubtedly geared toward massive enterprises, the brand new headsets additionally get a major worth discount in comparison with prior fashions.

So far as XR headsets go, Varjo’s are fairly distinctive. The corporate’s headsets use two shows for every eye: a high-density ‘focus’ show on the middle, and a bigger ‘context’ show to fill out the sector of view to immersive ranges. The 2 shows are blended collectively practically seamlessly, permitting the very middle of the sector of view to realize retina decision that’s unmatched by some other headset in the marketplace.

The corporate’s new XR-Three and VR-Three headsets—out there for order right now and resulting from begin transport in January—are based mostly on the identical idea, however push it additional nonetheless by increasing the sector of view of each the main target show (such bigger space of the display is retina decision) and the context show (for a bigger peripheral area of view). Concurrently increasing the sector of view, the corporate has additionally boosted pixels per-degree throughout the board.

Boosted Discipline of View & Decision

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In comparison with the corporate’s prior headsets, the XR-Three and VR-Three develop the FoV of the main target show (retina decision space) from 26° × 16° (30.5° diagonal) to 27° × 27° (38° diagonal). On the similar time, the main target show’s decision is boosted from 62 pixels per-degree to 71 pixels per-degree, providing even finer resolving energy (assuming your imaginative and prescient is sharp sufficient to understand it). From a decision standpoint, the main target show is 1,920 × 1,920 @ 90Hz (in comparison with 1,920 × 1,080 beforehand).

As for the context show within the periphery, the sector of view is boosted from 87° horizontal on Varjo’s prior headsets to 115° horizontal, the corporate says. And whereas the context show hasn’t but crossed the retina decision threshold of 60 PPD, it will get its personal important increase from 14 PPD to ~30 PPD. When it comes to decision, that’s an improve from 1,440 × 1,600 to 2,880 × 2,720 (each at 90Hz).

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If you happen to haven’t had an opportunity to look by way of Varjo’s headsets, it’s troublesome to understand what all these numbers imply. For a rough concept of relative resolving energy we are able to take into account the megapixels of the shows as in comparison with client headsets:

Headset Megapixels per-eye Rift DK1 zero.5 Rift DK2 Rift CV1 1.Three Vive Professional 2.Three Rift S 1.eight Quest 2.Three Index 2.Three Quest 2 Three.5 Reverb G2 four.7 Varjo XR-Three/VR-Three 9.7

That’s to say: that’s Varjo’s headsets are far past something within the client realm. And naturally we’d hope so… given what they price.

Decrease Worth (however nonetheless dear)

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Whereas Varjo’s new headsets aren’t low cost by any means, the corporate has managed to considerably drop the value regardless of boosting specs. Right here’s the breakdown:

Headset Varjo VR-2 Professional Varjo VR-Three Varjo XR-1 Varjo XR-Three Buy Worth $6,000 $Three,200 $10,000 $5,500 Help (annual, required) $1,000 $800 $1,000 $1,500 Whole $7,000 $four,000 $11,000 $7,000

Each headsets can be found for order beginning right now, with shipments anticipated to start in January.

Eye-tracking, Computerized IPD, & Extra

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There’s little question these headsets are costly, however Varjo is loading them filled with premium options.

Like the corporate’s prior headsets, the XR-Three and VR-Three each characteristic 200Hz eye-tracking tech developed in-house, which the corporate claims is the “world’s quickest and most correct” built-in eye-tracking answer. Eye-tracking can also be used for foveated rendering and computerized IPD adjustment, permitting the bi-convex lenses (not Fresnel) to align themselves with the person’s eyes for optimum readability and luxury. Each headsets additionally embrace hand-tracking from Ultraleap.

XR-Three and VR-Three see a model new industrial and ergonomic design, lowering weight by 40%, in accordance with Varjo. The brand new headstrap makes use of a halo-like design with tightening dials on each the again and high strap.

Each headset’s shows additionally now boast pro-level colour replica with 99% sRGB and 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut.

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