It seems like Oculus Rift finally has some competition just around the corner. Avegant, a US based tech company has developed what they call a Virtual Retinal Display Headset that, unlike the Oculus Rift, actually beams reflective light directly into your eyes.
The team claims that the device is natively high definition resulting in 1280X800 resolution per eye, however critics of the device are quick to point out that it’s field of view of far less than the Oculus Rift at only about 10 degrees.
As stated in the CNet interview however the developers of the VRD do not consider Oculus Rift as their main competition as they are considering their market a media consumption device and not a 3d gaming device. This could be great news for those that were disappointed in how the Oculus actually played straight movies.
What do you think? Will the Virtual Retinal Display be a threat to Oculus Rift? How long before the device is available for our favorite use…Porn!!
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