Pico unveils wireless Goblin VR headset
June 13, 2017
By Husain Sumra
Standalone VR headsets are the new hotness. Affordable standalone headsets, like Google's new standalone Daydream headsets, are even newer hotness. Just a month after first announcing its affordable standalone headset, Pico has revealed how much its smartphone-free Goblin headset will cost and when it'll start shipping.
The Goblin is priced at $249 and you can pre-order it right now. Pico says it'll start shipping in about six to eight weeks, so some time this summer.
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The Goblin headset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and features two 70Hz displays that combine to produce a 2.5K resolution display. There's a 90-degree field of view and self-adaptive pupil distance. The most interesting bit, however, is 3DoF head tracking technology, which basically means you can roam around freely. There's no need for wires or sensors or any of that.
There's also a little controller included with the headset, so you have something to interact with all those virtual worlds. The headset's 3,500mAh battery will give you about three hours of battery life, too. We don't yet know too much about content, but back in January the company said it was prepping its own content store and was working with developers to deliver VR content for the device.
That $249 price tag puts the Pico Goblin almost squarely in between mobile VR headsets like the Gear VR and high-end options like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. It's also cheaper than Microsoft's Mixed Reality headsets.
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