Panasonic Subsidiary Shiftall’s Meganex PCVR Headset Launching in Spring, to Cost $1700
The MeganeX PCVR headset which is manufactured by the Panasonic subsidiary Shiftall is launching in Spring and will retail at $1700.
The MeganeX headset will ship with OLED microdisplays, the first virtual reality headset to ship with such displays. These displays allow for ultra-compact design.
The resolution of the microdisplays is 2560×2560 and they support a High Dynamic Range (HDR). The headset to a DisplayPort 1.4 port on NVIDIA graphics cards. It also connects to a USB 2.0 port through an included 3-meter cable. The headset supports SteamVR on Windows.
The MeganeX headset features built-in inside-out tracking through two side-mounted cameras that are powered by an onboard Snapdragon XR1 chip. However, users must use an alternate SteamVR “Lighthouse” tracking mode to use the tracked controllers like the Valve Index controllers which require base stations through the included adapter that connects to the top of the headset. Check out the below image: –
It has an adjustable lens separation that provides support for interpupillary distances (IPDs) that ranges from 56mm to 72mm.
No price has been announced for the MeganeX Business Edition headset yet. The headset also provides a diopter adjustment such as HTC’s Vive XR Elite, from 0D to -7D. The two editions feature an “adapter” for glasses.
The headset also features built-in speakers as well as dual beamforming microphones. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The MeganeX headset will retail at $1,700 which is expensive for a PC-only solution. However, the MeganeX headset provides a unique form factor as well as display quality that is currently not in other headsets.