VR in the form of a pair of cool looking shades! I recently came across an article posted on thenextweb.com featuring this sunglass-sized VR headset. According to Napier Lopez (who actually tried the VR headset at this year’s CES), they were surprisingly good comparing them to the established headsets from Oculus and HTC.
One of the obvious shortcomings was light-bleed whilst wearing the headset. Naturally, this could be easily corrected by some type of blinder or covers to darken the area surrounding the lenses. The DloDlo (pronounced ”DoDo”) V1 headset has been floating around since the summer of 2016, when the Chinese company announced a kickstarter campaign. Although the kickstarter was not successful in achieving its projected goal, the headset re-surfaced in a small booth at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.
By Napier’s account, it surprised him with its state of current development, very good head tracking and quite good image quality, which is on a par with Oculus and HTC products. Unfortunately, the headset does not support the main VR platforms at this moment in time, however, that has been addressed with the inclusion of SteamVR support. Napier actually demoed the headset using a SteamVR title.
A release date has not been scheduled for the headset, though DloDlo is planning to launch their VR product later this year. With SteamVR support now available, there is at least the basis for this new range of VR headsets which you can conveniently use just as you would a pair of normal eye glasses. I am not sure how these VR glasses would suit people that wear prescription glasses, though.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in such a VR headset to go sim racing in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section here below.
DloDlo V1 Specifications:
- 2400 x 1200 resolution (1200 x 1200 per eye)
- 90 Hz refresh rate
- 105 degree field of view
- 16 mm thickness
- 88 g weight
- 72 % NTSC coverage
- Carbon fiber frame