Shiftall’s Slim & Mild PC VR Headset MeganeX to Launch Early 2023, Priced at $1,700

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MeganeX, the SteamVR-compatible headset from Panasonic’s Shiftall, made its huge debut again at CES 2020, and after years of iterations proven at numerous commerce exhibits, the corporate says it’s lastly nearing launch.

Shiftall is about to promote two flavors of MeganeX, a client model priced at $1,699 and a Enterprise Version, the pricing of which remains to be to be decided.

MeganeX consists of the choice to make use of each inside-out roomscale monitoring and SteamVR base stations (1.0 and a pair of.0), offering 2,560 × 2,560 per eye by way of two impartial 1.3-inch micro OLED shows, which have been constructed by Kopin. Owing to its slim profile are the headsets pancake lenses, which have been created by guardian firm Panasonic.

Picture courtesy Shiftall

Though it consists of onboard processing due to a Snapdragon XR1, it can’t function in standalone mode (re: solely tethered PC VR). The wing-like attachable module seen above on the patron model is for SteamVR base stations.

“These [two headsets] will ship the world’s highest stage of viewing expertise and black expression that solely OLED can present,” the corporate says in a press assertion. “A folding body with built-in audio system makes it simple to hold round. It helps 6DoF and allows you to get pleasure from quite a lot of SteamVR-enabled VR purposes.”

The patron model, which affords a wider IPD over the Enterprise Version at a spread of 56-72mm, features a glasses adapter to accommodate bespectacled customers of all kinds. The Enterprise Version nevertheless consists of built-in diopter changes for near-sighted customers, supporting a spread of as much as -7D, which comes as an addition to the platform’s glasses adapter.

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Each the patron and enterprise model are stated to go on sale round April or March of this yr, with the patron model set to launch direct on Shiftall’s web site. Try the specs for each variations beneath:

MeganeX Specs

Picture courtesy Shiftall

We now have boots on the bottom at CES 2023 in Las Vegas this yr, so verify again for all the most recent AR/VR information this week as we get knee deep in rising tech on the tradeshow ground.

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