Varjo Unveils New VR/XR Headsets

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  • December 2, 2020
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Varjo VR-3 and XR-3

The Finnish virtual reality startup Varjo has announced the launch of two new headsets, one a virtual reality headset named VR-3, and the other an extended reality (a compromise between virtual and augmented reality) headset named XR-3The new headsets are professional-grade and PC-tethered, made for use in industrial settings just like Varjo’s previous headsets.

The VR-3 and XR-3 headsets both have features including a 115° field of view, integrated eye and hand tracking, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a 3-point precision fit headband, and 40% lighter weight compared to its predecessor. The XR-3 notably features Lidar sensors that makes it function as both a virtual and augmented reality headset, hence the XR name.

The VR-3 and XR-3 headsets both have sharp screens, each using two panels for each eye: a small 1920 x 1920 display for center vision and a 2880 x 2720 for the rest of the screen. Notably, those are some of the sharpest screens that can be found in current VR and AR headsets.

Varjo XR-3
XR-3.

Varjo VR-3
VR-3

As usual, the new Varjo VR headsets aren’t priced at mainstream consumer range, with the XR-3 going for $5,495 whilst requiring a one-year $1,495 Varjo software support subscription to function and the VR-3 priced at $3,195 along with annual software support subscription starting at $795.

The new headsets have been put up for pre-order and will begin shipping next year, Varjo says.

Varjo happens to have released the new headsets a few months after raising $54 million in venture funding from a group of investors including the automaker Volvo and the European venture capital firm Atomico.

Photo credit(s): Varjo




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