Last week VRFocus reported on Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Oculus VR’s parent company, Facebook, talking about the desire to get the form factor of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) down to that of glasses. It’s a goal for the entirety of Oculus VR itself, and not one that will be achieved in the first retail edition of the kit, launching in Q1 2016. However, Chinese company Dlodlo has announced that it is working on the Dlodlo VR Glasses, which claims to be the world’s lightest VR HMD that does indeed resemble a pair of glasses.
The Dlodlo VR Glasses weigh just 120g, though reportedly boasts a resolution of 2K with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a refresh rate of 120Hz with a Field of View (FOV) of 110 degrees. Rather than linking to a PC, the kit connects to any Bluetooth device for viewing movies and playing videogames. It also includes a 2D/3D switch to enable users to transition between the two quickly.
“At Dlodlo, we’ve adopted an optical imaging system with perfectly combined optical technology and physical hardware using safe, skin-friendly material that’s as light to wear as sunglasses,” said Li Gang, CEO, Dlodlo. “Our VR glasses provide a distortion-free top quality 2K Full HD resolution display with biomimetic eye contrast ratio and definition design, so the user has a wonderful visual feast when using the Dlodlo VR Glasses.”
The kit will be shipping from 27th May, priced at $699 USD and available through an official website as well as the likes of Amazon. Certain elements about the Dlodlo VR Glasses remain unclear, such as what kind of head-tracking solution the kit provides. The device will be on display at CES Asia 2015 next week from 25th – 27th May.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR HMDs, reporting back with the latest updates on them.