Today, China’s 3Glasses, launched the new Blubur S1 headset. With an RRP of $499, it has a resolution exceeding 2K, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and comes with the 3Wand Suite, which comprises of a pair of controllers and a motion sensing camera.
Based on the video below, the headset, which is compatable with SteamVR and China’s VR Show platform, looks like a super slick Oculus RIFT competitor. More examples of how China really seems to be giving the west a run for it’s money in regards to a massive VR industry focus.
If 3Glasses would like to send us a device, we would be happy to do a review 😉
See the press release below:
Press Release: November 11, 2016 – Shenzhen, China: Create, build and experience an alternative world with the new Blubur S1 virtual reality (VR) headset from 3Glasses, the lightest and most stylish head-mounted display (HMD) in its class.
Aimed at gamers and developers the ergonomically designed Blubur S1 weighs in at only 358g, so users can wear for longer without neck ache or muscle fatigue.
The smooth black shell of the Blubur S1 has a sleek, glossy, glass-like finish. With an RRP of $499 the Blubur S1 is an affordable piece of kit for developers that is packed full of advanced, cutting-edge technology.
The adjustable headband and replaceable padding fits all head sizes and shapes, while the headphones are interchangeable for users who prefer to use their own.
A unique custom-made panel features Blue Light Cut technology to protect user’s eyes.
The Blubur S1 features 2K resolution (2880 x1440 pixels), which means full HD images for each eye and an impressive 110° field of view. With 704 pixels per inch (PPI), a refresh rate of 120Hz, and panel response time
The Blubur S1 has 24 infrared surface LEDs to ensure optimum position tracking, while motion prediction technology reduces latency.
Latency is further reduced by backlight blinking technology for an immersive visual performance.
3Glasses is in the process of developing an open source mobile operating system, input-output VR solution, and a VR platform to encourage developers to build and create new experiences for the Blubur S1. A focus is also on the creation of the motion tracking solution 3Wand, which includes a camera and a pair of controllers.
Philip Kong, chief operating officer of 3Glasses, says: “The Blubur S1 is the first of a new line of technologically advanced virtual reality headsets designed for everyday use in work, health care, education and leisure. We want to encourage developers and publishers to embrace the affordable high performance Blubur S1 to help VR go mainstream.”
Blubur S1 will be available from the 3Glasses website with an RRP of $449.
- Display Resolution – 2880*1440 (2K)
- Refresh rate – 120Hz (Max)
- Panel – Low Persistence LCD
- Pixels per Inch (PPI) – 704
- Panel response time <10ms
- Optical Lens – 110° Field of View
- Display Port 1.2 / USB 2.0 or above
- Integrated Audio – Built-in Stereo Headphone
- Operating System – Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
- Dimensions – 18.8 x 8.2 x 5.2 cm
- Weight – 358g (headset only)
About 3Glasses, VR Technology (Shenzhen)
Based in China, 3Glasses is a leading company in the region devoted to the creation of innovative virtual reality products and technologies across various sectors. Its mission is to empower users in all industries and fields to benefit from virtual reality. The technology and software solutions have been adopted by over 200 projects across industries such as construction, design and travel. Shenzhen VR Technology currently owns nearly 100 VR patents.
For more information about 3Glasses, VR Technology (Shenzhen), go to http://3glasses.co.uk/ or contact Ella Roche: firstname.lastname@example.org
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