From 31 August to 5 September, the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) show will host exhibitors, entrepreneurs, producers and innovative creators from all around the world who will present their latest tech developments. The audience, thereby, will be able to form an idea about the next generation of emergent technology.
Currently, at the “Europe’s biggest tech show”(name given to the event because of the great number of visitors and exhibitors present there in 2015), Acer is in the spotlight and the reason for it is the revealing of the Windows Mixed Reality headset’s update, Acer OJO 500, at a press conference there.
In what ways is OJO 500 different from other Acer VR headsets?
The statements of Acer senior product manager Eric Ackerson “They were all the same.” and of Andrew Chung, General Manager, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The Acer OJO 500 brings several significant new features to this class of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. We’ve improved the user experience with innovative visual and audio technologies and made the headset more comfortable and easier than ever to use.” reveal the uniqueness of OJO 500 and show that this time, the Taiwanese company really succeeded in creating something innovative.
One of the improvements consists in the modular design with parts that can be detachable. Thanks to this feature, users can now easily separate the lens and the head strap, this update contributing to a more hygienic experience. This makes Acer the first company in the world to create a detachable VR headset.
Also, users will have over 2500 games and apps thanks to the fact that the device supports both the Steam VR and Microsoft Store platforms.
What’s inside the headset?
Inside OJO 500, there are two front-hinged 2.89-inch high-resolution liquid crystal displays that offer a wide 100 degree field of view, deliver a 2880 x 1440 resolution and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. Also, in order to provide maximum clarity, a patented smart phone app to measure IPD distance ( the distance between the centers of each of your pupils) and a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel are included.
Moreover, unlike Samsung‘s HMD Odyssey headset, users of this headset can hear audio without headphones, because of the OJO 500’s integrated ‘sound pipe’ technlogy
When will the headset start to be shipped?
In November, all the people interested in OJO 500 will be able to buy it at the price of $399 in US and and $499 in Europe, Africa and in the Middle East.