XR, or Extended Reality is a fast-moving industry for those who have embraced it, and as a result we are seeing more and more technology companies bring out their own mixed reality headsets.
CES 2023 is the world’s most influential tech event that took place just last week in Las Vegas with over 112,000 attendees. We saw a huge amount of extended reality headsets revealed and a lot of discussion surrounding the subject, so we thought we would outline some of the most impressive options so that you don’t have to!
Let’s dive in…
Lumus AR glasses
The Lumus AR glasses are more wearable than many other headsets on the market thanks to their aesthetically pleasing glasses-like style and neat fit. They can even be used with prescription lenses and double as your day-to-day pair of glasses.
Lumus themselves consider their glasses to be “the bridge between augmented reality and the metaverse” with the help of 2D Z-Lens technology that has a transparent reflection.
Will this headset appeal to a more varied audience? We look forward to seeing its progress in 2023.
HTC Vive XR Elite
Considered to be an all-in-one XR solution, what makes the HTC Vive XR Elite unique is the modular build that allows the user to adjust the look of the device, remove parts such as the battery for better portability, and reduce into a smaller configuration to suit different needs.
The device features “Adjustable IPD and diopter dials for the most natural and clearest visual experience.”
With the appearance of goggles rather than glasses, many people predict that the HTC Vive XR Elite will venture further into XR and discover other areas of opportunity beyond fitness, gaming, and work.
HTC have clearly understood the needs and wants of not just the existing AR/VR/XR consumer, but also a wider audience of people who are yet to consider technology like this.
Magic Leap 2
Magic Leap’s latest headset is a one-of-a-kind thanks to its impressive features. It has IEC 60601 certification, meaning it is cleared for use in clinical settings, even in operating rooms! This is because of the Dynamic Dimming™ technology which makes augmented reality content more legible and solid when using it in a variety of lighting conditions.
The Magic Leap 2 is pushing the XR boundaries and really stands out amongst its market opponents.
After researching every XR release at CES 2023, these are just a handful of our favourites! We are looking forward to seeing the tech practice what it preaches later this year.
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