A new virtual reality headset sets new benchmark with an all-in-one solution.
At the GDC 2016 Sulon Technologies gave a sneak peek of the Sulon Q, the world’s first and only all-in-one, tether-free, headset for virtual reality, augmented reality, and spatial computing. The Sulon Q is a combines the Microsoft HoloLens and the Oculus Rift into one wearable device.
While this would already be great, the Sulon Q does not require a computer. It has an AMD based computer built into the headset. The Sulon Q headset harnesses the power of the recently launched AMD FX-8800P processor at up to 35W with Radeon R7 Graphics leveraging AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture.
The full performance of 4 compute cores and 8 GPU cores are unlocked through a revolutionary Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), enabling the cores to share memory to work together for dramatic performance and efficiency. T
he result is a solution that is optimized for modern workloads and media formats, capable of driving the latest graphics APIs including DirectX 12 and Vulkan, and able to render stunning video game console-quality visuals on a beautiful 2560x1440 OLED display. The Sulon Q headset also integrates AMD’s LiquidVR technologies to help ensure smooth and responsive VR and AR experiences.
Dhan Balachand, CEO, Sulon Technologies says about the Sulon Q: "The Sulon Q headset is truly an amazing piece of kit. We are working incredibly hard to make exploring virtual worlds as simple and intuitive as exploring the real one, and the Sulon Q headset is a big step towards that."
He adds: "As a powerful and lightweight all-in-one solution that combines VR and AR capabilities with real-time spatial mapping, the Sulon Q headset offers an experience that’s unlike anything else. As we put the finishing touches on it and ready for launch in late spring, we hope everyone enjoys today’s sneak peek and is equally excited about the headset as we are."
Below is a demonstration video of the Sulon Q. This is an ambitious entry into the virtual reality market that could force the existing front row players to up their game. The Sulon Q has a box in the back of the head, making it a much bigger thing to wear than a HoloLens or Oculus Rift. We will have to wait for the first reviews to find out how comfortable the Sulon Q is to wear.
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The Sulon Q will be released in Spring of 2016. There is no price information yet. You can sign-up to get notified about Sulon Q updates here.