Looking to merge the world of VR, AR and MR, Proteus VR Labs has unveiled the Freefly FF3 headset — a device that's able to provide a window into all three dimensions.
The company, which has so far focused on VR with the Freefly 1 and Freefly 2, is now looking to make the leap into a new area for its latest mobile headset.
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To jump into mixed reality mode, the wearer will need to take off the Freefly FF3's removable sides, something the company claims broadens the field of view to 180 degrees and allows the user to access their peripheral vision. For its AR wing, meanwhile, Proteus has indicated it's working with specialists Zappar to bring its software to the device.
And if you just want to sit back and take in some regular VR, all you need to do is reattach the sides. This still results in you experiencing a healthy 120-degree field of view, while its Aura Lighting, Proteus says, stretches out dominant colours of the VR material to the periphery of the viewer's vision and therefore reduces the porthole view effect.
In the past, the smartphone compatibility of Proteus' headsets has been one of its more attractive points. While no specific devices have yet been confirmed to work with the Freefly FF3, we'd expect a range of popular Android devices, as well as iPhones, to be in the mix.
For now, though, Proteus VR Labs is looking to propel the device from working prototype to store shelves through its Crowdcube campaign. Hopefully we'll be able to get our hands on one in the not too distant future.
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