Meta unveils dozens of VR headset prototypes

We are all aware of Mark Zuckerberg’s zeal for investing and developing VR technology, which will ultimately lead to the massive shift to Metaverse. VR technology is the soul of the company; so much so that Facebook was recently renamed and renamed Meta. This wasn’t just a name change. Since the birth of Meta, the company has been rigorously working on prototype headsets built and designed for multiple purposes using different technologies.

One such prototype is the Butterscotch, which Zuckerberg says allows whoever wears it “easily read the tiniest letters on an eye chart.” The Butterscotch’s overarching design is there to achieve the best possible resolution of the retina. According to Meta, this retinal resolution is achieved at 60 pixels per degree. This aligns with Meta’s vision that they want to achieve, in their words, a display that is as vivid and realistic as the physical world, and far more advanced than the traditional computer screens we use today.”

The Butterscotch is just one of many VR headsets at Meta (two dozen to be exact). At one of the recent meetings, more information was revealed about what Meta is planning regarding VR technologies. Zuckerberg and other members of Reality Labs have provided some insight into the headset technologies used at the company.

“I think we are now in the midst of a major step forward towards realism. I don’t think it will be that long before we can shoot scenes with basically perfect fidelity,” Zuckerberg said during the roundtable.

Another VR prototype is the Starburst. This one is even further from turning into a shippable product compared to the Butterscotch. This is an HDR VR headset. According to Zuckerberg, this one is unique, while MageneX doesn’t seem to agree. However, it is not this one that steals the show. The Holocake 2 is the one that seems to be the most promising. This experimental device will be in full working mode and will be both lighter and thinner compared to the rest of the VR headsets.

Based on holographic displays, the Holocake 2 is already in a place where it can play PC VR experiences, Zuckerberg claims. Looks sensible, it seems to be a hybrid of a VR headset and glasses, with its clean look.

Via HotHardware

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