ASUS is preparing to launch its reality headset based on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality specifications. The first ASUS reality headset is named HC102 Mixed Reality headset, which is similar to Acer, Dell and Lenovo headset. The HC102 Mixed Reality headset features and design. 2x LCD screens display a combined 2880×1200 resolution (1440×1440 per eye), at a 90 Hz refresh rate and an acceptable 90º FoV (Windows’ MR solutions typically have a slightly lesser FoV compared to pure VR solutions like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift).
ASUS also implemented 6 DoF tracking, with an accelerometer and magnetometer increasing input data. A proximity sensor is also there, which is a unique feature of ASUS HMD and don’t implement on other Windows MR headsets. There are 2x inside-out cameras for positional tracking and a 3.5 mm audio jack for high-quality headsets. The headset will come with a pair of motion controllers.
ASUS design focused on this headset that would offer good hygiene featuring an anti-bacterial coating on the surface – which is a highly important feature that is usually not too much focused on by manufacturers. ASUS guarantees the headset is comfortable to wear for long periods of time due to its “balanced crown” design, which takes the pressure off of your cheeks and nose and distributes the less than 400 g of weight between your forehead and the back of your head. ASUS HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset is priced at €449, though no info on other market pricing and expected availability for consumer market around October.
|ASUS HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset Specifications|
1440×1440 (per eye)
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz|
|Sensors||Gyroscope: 6 degrees of freedom tracking|
|Position Tracking||Inside-Out Camera (x2)|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Controls||Microsoft Motion Controllers|
|Launch Price||€449 (w/ Motion Controllers)|