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Lenovo Has Licensed The Rights To Sony’s PlayStation VR Headset Designs

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There was an inkling feeling in the community that the Lenovo Mirage headset had a striking resemblance with the PlayStation VR headset. Starting with the headrest to the adjustment designs, there was many similar features. But now, Lenovo has announced that it has licensed the rights to Sony’s patented designs to the PlayStation VR headset.
“We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo,” said Riley Russell, Chief Legal Officer at SIE. “The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers.  This agreement with Lenovo is a testament to the quality of PS VR’s design, as well as SIE’s commitment to creating great virtual reality experiences and helping the VR industry expand.”

Lenovo Mirage Solo

PlayStation VR
“Lenovo is pleased to partner with Sony,” said Yao Li, vice president of Lenovo Consumer Tablets and Smart Devices Product and Business Management. “The preeminence of the PS VR design is obvious, and This agreement will allow us to work together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field, and is an outstanding example of how great consumer brands in the VR industry can work together to benefit the consumer VR market.”
Currently, the Lenovo Mirage Solo is priced at $399 and does not require a PC nor a mobile device to operate. The PlayStation VR headset is currently priced at $233.95 and needs to be wired to the PS4 in order to function. You can also purchase additional peripheral devices such as the PlayStation Move controllers for a more immersive experience.
 
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Pimax 5K & 8K VR Headset Preorders Start Today – Here Are The Specs You Should See

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The time has finally come where Pimax is starting to open up their products to the general public. They have finally launched their pre-orders for the 5K and 8K headsets after years of R&D.
Below are the cost breakdowns for the 5K and 8K VR headsets from Pimax:

Pimax 8K: $900
Pimax 5K BE (Business Edition): $1,000
Pimax 5K Plus: $700

While the pre-orders are live, Pimax has not mentioned the release dates for the headsets. Rather, this puts you in queue where you will later on here when you will be receiving the headsets. We believe the time frame to be some time next year in 2019 based on the last update news.
The headsets will not come included with the SteamVR Knuckles controller nor the base stations. This will simply include the HMD with add-ons for additional cost. Below is a in-depth review of the 5K and 8K headset by SweViver.

Below is the breakdown specs of the 5K and 8K Pimax VR headsets:
Pimax 8K:

Display: CLPL (Customized low persistence liquid)
Resolution: 3,840 × 2,160 per display (7,680 × 2,160 total)
Input content: upscaled from 2,560 × 1,440
Motion to Photon latency: <15ms
Refresh Rate: 80 Hz, Brainwarp Support
FOV: ~200 degree diagonal
Audio: 3.5mm audio jack, integrated microphone
Output: USB 2.0/3.0, DP 1.4
Tracking: SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking
Content: SteamVR and Oculus Home
Fit: Adjustable headset strap (deluxe headstrap optional), IPD adjustment, VR frame
Minimum Recommended GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti and AMD equivalent or above

Pimax 5K

Display type: CLPL(Customized low persistence liquid)
Resolution: 2,560 × 1,440 per (5,120 × 1,440 total)
Input content: delivered at native 2,560 × 1,440
Motion to Photon latency: <15ms
Refresh Rate: 90 Hz, Brainwarp Support
FOV: ~200 degree diagonal
Audio: 3.5mm audio jack, integrated microphone
Output: USB 2.0/3.0, DP 1.4
Tracking: support for SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking
Content: SteamVR and Oculus Home
Fit: Adjustable headset strap (deluxe headstrap optional), IPD adjustment, VR frame
Minimum Recommended GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD equivalent or above

It is stated that the Business Edition will be the HMD that will come equipped with an OLED display.
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Samsung Odyssey VR Headset On Super Sale For $349

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The Samsung Odyssey has always been reveled as one of the best VR HMDs in the current marketplace. With its AMOLED display and a resolution of 2880 X 1600, it was able to provide great quality in the VR space. But with the launch of the new Odyssey+ headset, the company has decided to mark down the previous version to just $349.
Originally retailing for $500, you are able to get a big discount on the Samsung Odyssey headset. Below are some specs:
Device Specifications

Resolution: 2880 x 1600
Display: AMOLED
Refresh rate: Up to 90Hz
Field of view: Up to 110˚
Integrated AKG headphones and dual array mics

Currently, you can purchase the Samsung Odyssey through the Microsoft store for $349. There is no indication on how long this sale will last or how much inventory they currently possess for the headset.

The new Samsung Odyssey + headset comes with a lot of enhanced features.  This includes dual 3.5″ AMOLED displays with 1440 X 1600 resolution each. The headset also provides 110 FOV which is great for today’s standards. In addition the new + model will provide 1,233 PPI level which is an enhancedment from conventional AMOLED.
You can purchase the new Samsung Odyssey + headset for $499. If you have been interested in the Samsung Odyssey headset, now might be the best time to shop as it is available for a heavy discount.
 
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