During IFA 2017, the oldest industrial exhibition, ASUS demonstrated a mixed reality glasses using Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality technology.
The headset is equipped with two 2,89-inch displays. The resolution of each of them is 1440×1440 pixels and picture refresh rate is 90 GHz. There are also two cameras at the front for real-time space tracking. Among the sensors, there are accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. The way magnetometer works is that it detects the magnetic field of the Earth and locates magnetic North. So, in a way, magnetometer acts like an electronic compass and detects the position of the headset in the horizontal plane.
ASUS Mixed Reality has a 3,5mm headphone jack to use the sound to corroborate your VR experience. Additionally, the interaction with the virtual world is conducted with the air of two controllers. There are also HDMI and USB 3.0 ports for extra connectivity. The set weighs less than 400g.
ASUS won’t be the only one to present VR sets in the near future. Microsoft signed an agreement with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo granting them permission to use their technology. According to the contract, development of mixed reality sets is implemented using the same software and assembled according to the single set of technical regulations.
Sell your old device here and get ready for ASUS Mixed Reality set, as it is expected by the end of the year with recommended price £450.