We’ve all heard about HD, right? 1080p is the new standard for most forms of media. And we all know that the age of 4k is more or less upon us with massive 4K televisions, the PlayStation Pro, and Xbox One X. But forget about all that: what about 5K? That’s the real future, right? A team of passionate VR creators at VRgineers seems to think so.
Earlier this year we went hands-on with their impressive (but ridiculous looking) standard VRHero 5K headset. For the right type of content (360 videos that don’t require a lot of movement, marketing demos, and simulation-style experiences) the benefits were crystal clear. Content that requires lots of fast movement, blurriness, and potential image tearing not so much.
Now with the VRHero 5K Plus, they’re aiming to alleviate some of those issues. “VRHero 5K Plus was redesigned with new high-density OLED displays, that have the same image quality but are much faste,” says Martin Holecko from VRGineers in an email to UploadVR. “The lower latency, low persistence, and faster color switching eliminates the blurring and results in much better feeling in using the headset…on the UX level, we’ve removed the upper side programmable buttons that were hardly ever used and developed a new head strap, which is comfier and easy to put on and off. It might seem like a detail, but that’s for a longer work in VR it is crucial…we have HMD installations in many major carmakers like BMW, Audi, and VW and all these improvements are based on their real-world feedback.”
The target market for a headset like this still hasn’t changes though: it’s not really meant for your traditional consumer. This is definitely targeted at higher-end uses at the enterprise level and the focus on car manufacturers as the existing client base makes that clear.
You can see some more images of the device in the gallery up above. Let us know what you think of it down in the comments below!