The bulky virtual reality headsets are finally getting a whole new shape and it just might break the barriers to allow mainstream users to adopt it. Panasonic has made a huge stride by introducing easy to use VR glasses that run on UHD 4K resolution and support HDR technology for best color/ contrast ratio.
The new idea was showcased during CES 2020 and according to Panasonic, they are the first ever glasses to support newer technologies like high dynamic range and 4K resolution. Besides, the advantage is that instead of using large headsets which struggle to deliver 4K resolution to each eye, these smaller glasses are expected to make it more comfortable for the wearer.
They are slightly larger than an average 3D glass that you might use in the theater and are equipped with comfortably cushions. Compared to products like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift which are bulky in size, uses large straps to hold it firmly on your head, this is a really productive and practical solution to make VR more accessible for the masses.
Now, the big change lies in adding processor, sound and 5G connectivity to the glasses so that they are completely portable. The Panasonic representative at the stall in CES 2020 further added that even though the prototype models look bit bulky near the eyes, they will have a sleeker look when it gets officially launched in stores across the globe.
Besides, when a known brand works on virtual reality technology and also makes it available around the globe, the chances of people trying it out and adopting it is much higher. While Sony’s PS4, Oculus Quest and HTC products continue to push in both wired and wireless VR technology, using them in glasses seems more comfortable and it just might workout if product gets launched in time to convince buyers to go for it.