VRgineers Released The $5,800 XTAL
Somebody released a $5,800 VR headset.
It’s called the XTAL. And it’s a creation from VRgineers—the same group who delivered the VRHero 5K headset. While the 5k release was impressive, the XTAL has a largely increased resolution, a field-of-view of 170-degrees, leap motion hand-tracking, and voice recognition. The monster of a headset uses an OLED display and custom aspherical lenses.
With the high price tag, this feat of computer science and technology isn’t meant for the same audience as the Rift, Vive, or Windows VR devices. The XTAL is for big-budget productions and enterprise-level purchasers. Healthcare and Structural Visualization being two of the main contenders.
Whether it’s a high-quality rendering of the inside of a car, a breath-taking architectural interior, or the classic flight simulator concept, the resolution and quality appear to be unparalleled. Embedded videos on the web don’t do the visuals justice. That being said, sales data isn’t publicly available.
So it’s hard to say where the business is seeing the strongest sales growth.
Despite having some stellar graphics, some critics are saying the XTAL is a little “clunky” compared to other headsets on the VR market. The weight, sheer size, and the tether-cable make the device a bit unwieldy, but we think the movement to high fidelity graphics is an important one for the industry. We can see where this device has some very clear applications in the B2B world.