At CES 2020 this week, Panasonic
introduced ultra-compact VR-glasses with HDR-displays. However the details are very
light, and it is not yet clear whether this device is a real product or just
concept.

The headset uses OLED microdisplays, shared
developed by Panasonic and Kopin. Microdisplays are much smaller than usual
panels and, thus, allow much more compact
headsets.

However, microdisplays tend to have much higher production costs, and their small size makes their use of a large field of view difficult. Most existing headsets using microdisplays have a relatively narrow field of view, and apart from a breakthrough in optics, Panasonic is likely to be no exception.

Panasonic describes resolution as simply ultra high
definition (UHD), which usually means 3840 × 2160. Unclear, this indicator
refers to one eye or is divided between two.

Displays support HDR. HDR is a feature that
allows digital content to show a wider range of colors and brightness
compared to the standard range of most displays. It does
the image is better similar to what the human eye sees in real life.

Audio is provided by headphones developed by the subsidiary
Panasonic – Technics. Headphones use magnetic fluid to provide
“The exact course of the sound wave” and achieve “ultra-low amount of distortion.”

Glasses are not described as a product or concept. No description was given as to whether they work on a smartphone or PC, and what content they will support. In the images presented there are no signs of a port in which you could even connect a cable.

Panasonic said it will “continue
further development of new VR glasses so that they can be used in
various applications, thereby creating a new value for customers “- that would
it didn’t mean.

VR headsets today are bulky and heavy, which
makes wearing them uncomfortable for a long time. To VR
became the main device, the form factor should decrease. Projects like
they show what the future might look like, but it probably sacrifices the field
view in order to exist in principle as a concept of virtual glasses
reality of the future. Not to mention that there is no mention of
tracking, microphone or other functions that are expected to be seen in real
product. So we can only expect more details about
product.

CES 2020: Panasonic introduced ultra-compact VR glasses

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