Kopin is a publicly traded display manufacturer that was founded on 1984. In the recent times, the company has focused a lot on developing the display, especially for VR technologies. Kopin has released a porotype VR headset that will have more than 3 times pixel that than of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The headset will use the 4K OLED ‘Lightning’ microdisplay technology that is specially built for the VR use.
The best thing about this headset is that it is nearly half the size of the other headsets and made more lightweight materials. The device feels featherlight compared to other VR headsets in the market. The use of the microdisplay with make the device small, denser in terms of pixels, and high refresh rate capable. The’ Lightning’ display is a 1-inch display with 20482048 per eye resolution with a refresh rate of 120Hz. If we compare it to Rift and Vibe which have 10801200 pixels, Kopin’s display has 3.2 times pixels more. Its refresh rate is also much better than 90Hz of Vive and Rift.
The small size of the microdisplay will add the potential for shorter focal length. The size of VR headset is regulated by the distance of the nearby object from the lens in order to present a focused image to the user’s eye. The smaller image allows smaller focal length which reduces the distance between the display and the lenses and thus resulting in the more compact headset.
The headset has a single flexible strap that goes around the back of the head and holds the device firmly. The only question is the durability of the material that is used in making of the headset.
Now, we will have to wait for the availability announcement of this headset but one thing is sure that it can give a tough competition to Vive and Rift.
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