A virtual reality headset designed to improve work efficiency will soon be available. This headset is called Visor and is developed by Immersed.
Immersed currently offers a free VR app that lets users use their own computer monitors in virtual reality and create additional virtual monitors for up to five simultaneous displays. Immersed says it already has users putting in 40-50 hours a week in Immersed, which it claims is “the world’s most popular spatial computing software.”
However, general-purpose standalone headsets like the Meta Quest and Pico are relatively heavy, have much lower resolution than actual displays, and run feature-rich system software that takes the user from wearing the headset to It takes longer to get into the app. So Immersed is now building its own headset specifically for use with its virtual reality office software.
The Visor headset is the result of a “strategic partnership” between Immersed and Qualcomm on the device side, Intel on the PC side, and an “undisclosed AR/VR tech giant” (to be announced later this year). , Mac and Linux systems. Immersed claims the headset is designed for “all-day” comfort, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and weighs less than an average phone. Many might compare it to the Bigscreen Beyond, also an ultra-compact headset released by a startup that originally only made virtual reality software. Like Beyond, Visor will customize the lens spacing of the headset based on each buyer’s interpupillary distance.
But Visor is technically more ambitious. The Bigscreen Beyond is a wired headset that requires a SteamVR Tracking base station, while the Visor has its own chip and battery to support wireless mode and has an integrated internal tracking system provided by Qualcomm. Visor also has a single-eye 4K Micro OLED display and supports “high-definition” color see-through to see the real world.
However, Visor is also more limited in its scope of use. The Beyond is a general-purpose SteamVR headset, while the Visor is designed specifically for use with Immersed’s productivity software. This custom hardware-software approach means your virtual workspace will be ready “within seconds” after your computer boots up, claims Immersed, but it also means this isn’t a great virtual machine for playing virtual games. Products for real games or social platforms.
The Visor is expected to ship in 2024. Invitations to pre-order will be sent out later this year, and registration is now available. Immersed has not announced the price yet, but said it will be lower than the $3,500 Apple Vision Pro.