Japanese ICT company Fujistu is joining the long list of manufacturers of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Fujitsu’s VR headset is expected to launch in its home country somewhere around late November. Availability details for other markets hasn’t been announced as yet. The VR headset with the controller will be collectively priced at around $440 (approximately Rs 28,700). Also Read - Fujitsu UH-X convertible laptop with stylus launched in India: Check specs, priceAlso Read - Microsoft announces Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X; Check price, specifications
According to a report by Engadget Japan (via RoadToVR), Fujitsu’s VR headset features a dual 2.89-inch LCD display with a flip-up visor, and 95-degree plus field-of-view. In terms of design, it looks quite similar to the other Windows VR headsets available. The motion controllers also possess the same design language with the mounted LED light. Like other controllers in the series, it offers inside-out tracking excluding the need of external trackers or sensors to use the VR headset. It’s built-in sensors include acceleration, hyroscope, magnetism detection.
The controllers feature an analog joystick, haptic feedback, thumbsticks and button control. For connectivity, it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 support. Fujitsu’s VR headset is also equipped with a microphone and headphone. The VR headset draws power draws from four AA batteries with two placed on either sides. ALSO READ: Oculus announces its standalone VR headset, Oculus Go
Fujistu also launched laptops under its Lifebook and Espiro series which are compatible with the Windows VR headset. Some of the laptops are currently available for purchase in Japan, with the rest rolling out gradually up till December 14. In comparison to the existing Windows VR models, Engadget Japan reports that Fujitsu’s design is in line with Japan’s consumer tastes. It also suggests that this model could be exclusive to Japan. ALSO READ: Sony unveils redesigned PlayStation VR headset
The rest of the lineup in Windows VR headsets include products from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality was recently launched and is priced at $399 (approximately Rs 26,000). The Dell Visor and HP Windows Mixed Reality headsets are both priced at $449 (approximately Rs 29,300). The Lenovo Explorer headset retails at $399, while the Samsung HMD Odyssey headset is priced at $499 (approximately Rs 32,500). ALSO READ: Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headset revealed