Cheaper 'mixed reality' smart glasses that do both AR and VR are coming


LAS VEGAS — Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets Qualcomm wants to power. 

The mobile chipmaker’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor will also power a new breed of augmented reality/virtual reality headsets that present mixed reality experiences similar to what Microsoft’s HoloLens offers — at a fraction of the cost.

The R8 and R9 AR/VR headsets from ODG resemble a pair of biker shades, albeit with a camera smack in the middle of the nose bridge.

At $1,000 and $1,800 for the R-8 and R-9, respectively, the headsets are far cheaper than the HoloLens developer kit, which goes for $3,000. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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