Dlodlo (type that carefully and turn off autocorrect), a VR headset that looks more like a pair sunglasses, is bursting out of China with a developer model set to land later this year.
Weighing in at just 80g (the Vive is 500g to put that in perspective), it features a 2K+ Full HD (their words, not ours) display, which is the highest on the market. It should deliver a 16:9, distortion free experience that has no screen door effect.
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The field of view is 110 degrees, there's a 120Hz refresh rate, two 9-axis sensors and a tracking time of less than 10ms.
What's more, they are fashionable enough to walk down the street in – as this promo shot clearly proves (guide assistant dogs aren't mentioned on the spec-sheet, so be careful you don't fall down any man-holes).
It works by plugging it into a PC or when tethered to a iPod Touch-like external device called the D1 that provides the processing power and a battery that's good for 2 hours of playtime.
It runs on Dlodlo OS, a skinned version of Android 5.0 and should work with all of your Bluetooth tech: tablets, phones, PCs, speakers, headsets and more.
Dlodlo's VR glasses will cost a wallet-busting $559. While we like the idea of moving away from bulky headsets, we'll reserve judgment on the V1 until we've had a chance to try them on.
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