Occipital releases VR headset for iPhones

Aug. 1, 2017, 8:08 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Occipital VR headset

Since Apple has made its entry in the augmented reality and virtual reality, there has been developers and companies that are working to different technology associated with it. There has also been lots of rumor regarding Apple working on its own VR headset. Though there has not been any official confirmation of this fact, the recent patents assigned to Apple adds to this rumor. But, that is the one for future. For, now other companies have decided to develop the VR headset for iPhone. Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR are the two VR headsets which are compatible with Android devices.

Some might say that Google Cardboard can also work with iPhones but its capabilities get limited in comparison to Android devices. The Bridge is a mixed reality and Virtual Reality headset which is compatible with iPhone. It offers inside out tracking and a six degree of freedom positional tracking. The headset is capable of providing full room scale VR experience. The Bridge headset is created by Occipital (a San Francisco based start-up). The headset is compatible with iPhone 6, 6s and iPhone 7. The headset offers the resolution of 326 PPI with 60fps refresh rate.

The headset is powered by Bridge engine which allows the developers to develop mixed reality apps. In the demonstration, the company showed a mixed reality app Bridget (a tiny robot) which races around the real-world object to retrieve a virtual ball thrown by the user. The company believes that this is just a simple and expects the developers to come up with more brilliant apps.

The headset bundle also comes with the custom Bluetooth controller, bridge controller, a structured sensor and a head mounted display. More detailed information related to the headset can be found on the company’s website. The initial cost of the headset is $399 and the users can order it from the official website of Occipital. Well, Apple might not ready for the release of its VR headset but Occipital has sure provided iPhone users with a great VR headset option.

Video Source: Occipital HQ