Where one door closes another opens, and where one company sees the end of a technology another still sees opportunity. That’s very much the case when it comes to 3DoF virtual reality (VR). Facebook is going to wind down its Oculus Go platform whilst rival Pico Interactive has just announced two new headsets in its G2 4K line for enterprise customers.
These are the Pico G2 4K S and the G2 4K Enterprise, improving upon the original design with a few upgraded specifications. Both still offer 3DoF tracking with the Pico G2 4K S increasing storage to 128GB as well as a 20% larger battery which Pico says should roughly last 2 to 5 hours. Importantly, the battery is serviceable so the headset can provide many years of use.
While the Pico G2 4K Enterprise updates the original G2 4K headset with a 16 MP single RGB camera and 128GB storage. As hygiene is more important than ever in multi-user environments an easy-to-clean PU material has been added.
“At Pico, we’re always innovating, evolving and seeking out feedback to improve our products,” said Henry Zhou, CEO of Pico Interactive.“As other companies have decided to discontinue sales of its 3DoFproducts that are still valued by the enterprise, we listened to their needs and are proud to continue to offer 3DoF solutions–along with our 6DoF Neo 2 line. Businesses of all sizes looking for an immersive 4Kexperience have been relying on our G2 4Kheadset since its creation, and we’ve utilized feedback over the past year to create two upgraded headsets that we believe meets the needs of the most demanding of customers.”
Features such as the 4K resolution, 101-degree field-of-view (FoV) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 remain the same.
The Pico G2 4K S is available now for $375 USD while the G2 4K Enterprise will be released in Q3 2020 retailing at for $449 USD. As these are enterprise-focused headsets you won’t find them in retailers, instead, they’re sold direct to companies via Pico’s sales team. For those interested in 6DoF, then you’ll need to look at the Pico Neo 2 or Neo 2 Eye.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pico Interactive, reporting back with further updates.