Even though they are hardly top of the range, you have to admire Archos. The French company keep the bottom to mid-range end of the market afloat, releasing a variety of smartphones and tablets. Never one to shy away from the latest tech, Archos have now announced their own VR headset.
The recently announced Carl Zeiss glasses, which we mentioned last week, only work with phones up to 5.2″, not so the Archos – for those of you packing trouser snakes the Archos glasses will cater up to 6″. Even more excitingly, it will work with all operating systems, so Archos claim. They list this as including iOS, Android and Windows Phone, though it isn’t clear if Blackberry will be supported.
The VR glasses will be available from November and will be priced at £25. Archos’ full press release is below, just remember what happened to Icarus though kids…
Coupled with a smartphone (up to 6 inch, all operating systems including Android, Windows Phone and iOS), ARCHOS VR Glasses will:
* Transform gaming and more with the upcoming ARCHOS Bluetooth game controller
* Turn videos into 360° 3D videos and allow users to be a real part of them
* Make it possible to achieve Icarus’ dream and feel like flying thanks to drones
* Send people to time travel to ancient Egypt, actually giving the feeling of being there
Compatible with all Virtual Reality applications (more than 100 as for now), ARCHOS’ latest wearable product is also made to free users from reality thanks to its lightweight yet robust material.
With the upcoming ARCHOS Video Player update, users will also enjoy 3D videos in a stereoscopic mode on their mobile, creating the illusion of seating in a 3D movie theatre.
Optimum requirements for an immersive experience are a full HD 5” smartphone with quad core processors (or higher) and motion sensors such as an accelerometer and a gyroscope.