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Kopin Unveils Elf VR – 3x Resolution of Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

VRFocus reported last week that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 would feature many more virtual reality (VR) exhibitors than the 2016 event, and one of those is Kopin VR. For the event Kopin will be showcasing a new VR head-mounted display (HMD) called Elf VR.

Created in partnership Goertek Inc., the Elf VR headset is equipped with Kopin “Lightning” OLED microdisplay panels, which feature 2048 x 2048 resolution of each panel, to provide binocular 4K image resolution at 120Hz refresh rate.

Kopin Elf VR

The Microdisplay panels are manufactured using ultra-precise processing techniques, with its pixel density increased by approximately 400% compared to the conventional TFT-LCD, OLED and AMOLED display, claims Kopin. Elf VR also utilises an optical solution with a Multi-Lens design, reducing the thickness of its optical module by around 60%, and its total weight of by around 50%, as such it should improve the overall comfort for long durations. The design also supports two optics solutions – 70-degrees field-of-view (FOV) for or 100-degrees FOV for deep immersion.

There’s no release date or price just yet, but when the show opens VRFocus will be there to find out any further details.