In July the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform’s Hardware Development Kit 2 (HDK 2) PC-based HMD launched in the US, Canada and Europe. Today OSVR has now made the head-mounted display (HMD) available across ten countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Countries that the new hardware’s available in include: Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong.
“The HDK 2 is engineered to deliver a visual experience on par with the industry’s best while keeping it at a more affordable cost point in order to bring VR technology to more people.” Says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR Lead, Razer. “It will now also give developers and enthusiasts within the Asia Pacific the freedom to innovate and support a myriad of VR technologies across the world”
The main improvement to the OSVR HDK 2 has been the screen, a 90hz low-persistence OLED, RGB dual-display with a total resolution of 2160×1200 (1080p per eye). This along with custom designed SLR grade lenses, and a unique IQE (Image Quality Enhancer) technology for a reduced screen door effect, aim for a visual experience that’s closer to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.
OSVR HDK 2 will making an appearance at Unite Singapore today and tomorrow, Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, with Christopher Mitchell, OSVR business lead from Razer hosting a talk on the 4th October. Then the team will be showcasing the HMD at PAX Australia which takes place from 4th to 6th November at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
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