Google has been building a standalone VR headset that won’t be limited to attaching a Smartphone to it like other VR headsets that need a Smartphone attached to it to display anything that is playing over the Smartphone through the Virtual Reality (VR) Headset’s lenses.
Google has recently introduced its Daydream VR headset that has been much appreciated by critics all over the world, built in capability with Android 7 Nougat, this headset is designed to deliver a VR experience similar to that of Samsung’s Gear VR. But before the Daydream VR is even shipped to the customers Google has been found out to be working on another one.
According to a report by Engadget, Google has been reportedly planning to launch a new “standalone” Virtual Reality (VR) Headset for every VR lover out there. The reason why I highlighted the word standalone is because the VR Headset really is a standalone VR headset which won’t need any Smartphone attached to it to make use of the VR abilities it carries and this thing itself makes it standout of the VR headset race.
The unannounced product integrates an eye-tracking technology with some algorithms “to map out the real-world space in front of a user.”
This headset is different from those headsets that “blur the line between virtual and augmented reality.”
The report also unveils that some components of the new “standalone” virtual reality headset are being provided by Movidius. Movidius is the same firm that Intel is said to be acquiring soon for an undisclosed sum.
The new VR headset may be a revolution for all the VR headsets presently we have and could be a big hit but we have to wait for more inputs on the project to say further on it.
It seems like after killing the Google Glasses, Google is trying it hands over this new standalone VR Headset because as the line goes, “The concept may die but the “dream” behind it never dies”.
Ps: The Line is mine only anyways.