Recently, there have been quite a load of companies investing in the development of their Virtual reality headsets and Acer’s no different, with the help of a company known as StarBreeze, they are developing an amazingly powerful, truly high-end Virtual Reality headset, aimed at enthusiasts.
Starbreeze’s vision is to become a leader in the entertainment industry by delivering world class experiences. The landscape of entertainment is transforming and we strongly believe VR will be a big part of the story of our industry going forward. Our StarVR aims at bringing the next generation entertainment experiences to reality
– Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze
This statement applies truly for the powerful StarVR headset, which features unbelievably high resolution screens, a wide point of view and a great set of sensor technologies, which voids the use for external sensors.
REALISTIC IMAGE QUALITY
- Dual 5.5″ Quad HD Displays
- 2560×1440 pixels per eye
- 5K total Panoramic definition
UNIQUE 210° WIDE FIELD OF VIEW
- Custom Fresnel-based Optics
- Crystal-clear image across the entire field of view
- 210-degree Horizontal FOV
- 130-degree Vertical FOV
- Real-time 6 Degrees of Freedom
- 360° Submillimeter Optical Tracking
- IMU and Optical sensor fusion for a low-latency experience
STARVR 1.4 UPDATE
- Optical configuration optimization, hardware and software
- Improved form factor and ergonomics
- Weight reduction, 380g
- Optimized lens shape for better vertical FoV
- Removable face interface
- New head mounting system, elastic head band
The combined resolution for the device is 5120×1440, or effectively 5k resolution in a VR Headset.
The StarVR headset has a star-arrow shape which maximizes the performance of the lens and reduces the form factor, instead of going for a conventional straight setup, this tilted/angled setup allows a wider POV as well as maximum efficiency of all involved hardware.
As mentioned before, the headset uses Fresnel lenses , which in fact is an extremely high-grade optical lens and can be made much thinner as compared to conventional lenses, these lenses combined with the two Quad-HD displays make the StarVR headset have a high FOV as well as visual clarity without any backdoor effect.
Who’s it for
We are not certain who this is truly intended for, since most gamers can’t run the highly demanding two Quad-HD with their current hardware; although, it seems that enthusiast grade PCs can work it out somehow. It can also be used to create extremely high-grade simulations for training pilots, or doctors, dentists or other professions and be a part of teaching professionals.
For gamers, however this seems it’s focused more towards the higher end of the spectrum, modern day hardware is not truly at the level where even 4k can be accomplished -but we’re getting there- but it’s a matter of time and a few new generations of hardware is enough to bring this magical VR headset to life.
For obvious reasons, as hardware and technology advances, Acer’s StarVR headset will also improve even further, it has already reached an impressive point in it’s development and it seems to be ages ahead of other VR devices around this time, although it seems to be focused more towards the enthusiast side, but we will see as hardware improves that the headset will eventually come to the budget end side, whenever it does.