Acer has unveiled the Acer OJO 500, it’s first Windows Mixed Reality headset featuring a detachable design, software-assisted interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment and built-in sound pipe technology for superior sound and comfort. The Acer OJO 500 will be available for an asking price of Rs 39,999 from the first quarter of 2019.
The highlight of the mixed reality headset from Acer is its unique design which enables the lens and the head strap to be individually removed for easy storage and cleaning. The headset is available with a hard head strap or soft washable head strap, both of which provide a snug yet comfortable fit to keep the headset firmly in place.
The Acer OJO 500 includes a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel which is linked with its smartphone app to measure the gap between the eye’s pupil and the display. This lets the wearer modify this distance for sharper, clearer images and a more enjoyable experience.
The device features two 2.89-inch high-resolution liquid crystal displays with a wide field of view of 100 degrees, a total resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels and a fast refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The OJO 500 equips a sound pipe design which directs sound from the built-in speakers toward the wearer’s ears. This means users can hear audio without wearing earphones, enabling them to remain aware of the surroundings while still enjoying an immersive experience.
The Acer OJO 500 runs on the Windows Mixed Reality platform meaning users will be able to use over 2,500 games and applications from both Steam VR and Microsoft Store. Additionally, the device comes with 6 degrees of freedom positional tracking, a 4-meter cable and connection to a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC through HDMI 2.0 connector. There are also two Bluetooth enabled motion controllers which feature a Windows 10 button, touchpad and a grab button to let users interact with digital objects in mixed reality.