The headline specs and details for Pico Interactive’s Neo 3 Pro range include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 chip under the hood, as well as a single 5.5 in display with 3,664 x 1,920 resolution
➨ Neo 3 Pro and Neo 3 Pro Eye will launch in markets outside of Asia in Q3 2021
➨ They are available for pre-order at $699 and $899, respectively
➨ Like its predecessor, Neo 3 Pro Eye features built in Tobii eye tracking
Businesses and professional users seeking an all-in-one alternative to Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 can pick up a headset from Pico Interactive’s new Neo 3 Pro range later this year, starting at $699.
Neo 3 Pro and Neo 3 Pro Eye are exclusive for business and professional use outside of Asia, including North America and Europe. A consumer edition of Neo 3 will launch in Asia later this year.
Neo 3 Pro is available for pre-order at $699, while the edition featuring eye tracking will cost $899. Both headsets, which will begin shipping in Q3 2021, are 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) models, meaning they allow for a similar range of movement to Oculus Quest 2. They are also all-in-one headsets, so they do not need to be tethered to a PC.
The headline specs and details for the new range include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 chip under the hood, as well as a single 5.5 in display with 3,664 x 1,920 resolution, a PPI of 773, and up to 90Hz refresh rate.
Both headsets boast two 6DoF optical controllers, which Pico says provide improved tracking over the previous generation headset. These editions also have four cameras instead of two, which deliver a better guardian system for businesses and professional users across a larger range of use cases, without the additional devices and setup costs that come with tethered virtual reality.
Pico says both editions are counterbalanced, with a reasonably weighted front HMD (head-mounted display) and the battery pack located in the rear.
Like its predecessor, Neo 3 Pro Eye features built in Tobii eye tracking. Tobii is considered a leader in this technology, which enables businesses and professional users to measure the user’s focus and attention during virtual reality experiences, a valuable capability for a range of use cases, including sales, marketing and training.
Although the new range is aimed at businesses and professional users who require the ease of use and flexibility that come with all-in-one virtual reality, these headsets also support streaming for high-end experiences.
Both headsets are equipped with DisplayPort connectors and cables to support Nvidia’s Direct Mode for native 4K@90Hz high bandwidth wired connections. And they support Nvidia CloudXR, which delivers virtual reality wirelessly across 5G and WiFi networks.
Henry Zhou, chief executive officer of Pico Interactive, says in a press statement: “Business needs are constantly evolving due to the changing landscape all industries are finding themselves in due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the Neo 3 line, we implemented the latest technologies to meet the ever-changing demands of the enterprise. For instance, as hybrid and remote work continues, more companies are seeking remote collaboration solutions, like Pico Interactive’s VR headsets with tools and applications available through our software partners, to allow employees to increase productivity and sales to boost revenue.”
“From training firefighters to decreasing the impact of social isolation on seniors to measuring brain health, Pico’s headsets are now being used in a wide range of industries.”
Businesses and professional users interested in buying one of the new headsets should speak to Pico’s dedicated sales team.
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