Acer Introduces new Windows Mixed Reality Headset: ConceptD OJO
It'll be aimed towards creators rather than consumers.
Acer was one of a select group to launch Windows Mixed Reality headsets back in 2017. The company followed that design up last year, unveiling the Acer OJO 500 at IFA in Berlin, Germany, improving comfort and performance. Now the company has introduced its latest design, the Acer ConceptD OJO.
The ConceptD OJO is part of a wider portfolio of products Acer has announced all under the premium ConceptD brand, with desktops, notebooks, monitors, and the virtual reality (VR) headset all designed towards professional creators. “The ConceptD product portfolio was conceived to give creators the tools to focus on the creative process and make beautiful things,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. in a statement.
Acer’s ConceptD OJO Windows Mixed Reality headset comes fitted with a 4,320 x 2,160 display – 2160 x 2160 per eye indicating it could be the same design as the HP Reverb – a detachable and swappable head strap design (which makes for easy cleaning) and interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment. Much like the upcoming Oculus Rift S, the Acer ConceptD OJO has gone for software-assisted IPD adjustment rather than manual, meaning it could reduce how many people can use the device.
The device also features an ‘integrated audio system’ which Acer says “focuses sound on the ears, eliminating the need for headphones.” The sound-pipe technology will probably be very similar to that found on Oculus Go, taking the sound down the arms – although all the images of Acer’s ConceptD OJO feature headphones.
And just like previous Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets, the ConceptD OJO includes inside-out tracking and 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) positional tracking of easy setups and sensor free VR gaming. No controllers have been mentioned so VRFocus assumes the device will be compatible with the standard WMR controllers.
Currently, Acer has yet to confirm a release date or price for the new design. As it’ll be competing with the HP Reverb at $599, with similar specs, expect the final retail price to be somewhere in that area rather than the OJO 500 price of $400. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the Acer ConceptD OJO, reporting back with any further updates on price or shipping date.