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Pico Interactive today announced the price and availability of both Pico Neo 2 and its eye-tracking variant, Neo 2 Eye.
Both headsets are available for purchase starting today, with Neo 2 priced at $700 and Neo 2 Eye at $900. With its new Neo 2 headsets, Pico is targeting the enterprise market and will be selling both versions direct to companies.
Outside of Neo 2 Eye’s integrated eye-tracking from Swedish firm Tobii, the two variants differ only slightly in specs. Neo 2 Eye is 20 grams heavier and comes with slightly more RAM than the standard version to account for eye-tracking, something that’s tasked with things like foveated rendering, UI selection, and making social VR more of a natural experience, as a user’s eye movement is translated to a virtual avatar.
When we tried out Neo 2 and Neo 2 Eye at CES 2020 earlier this year, we called it the next best standalone after Oculus Quest for its comfortable thanks to Pico’s inclusion of a rear-mounted battery, serviceable positional and controller tracking, and overall experience.
The headset’s two motion controllers aren’t tracked optically like, for example, Oculus Quest though, instead of using tracking based on an NDI’s Atraxa controller platform which fuses data from an onboard electromagnet (EM) and inertial measurement unit (IMU). This essentially allows Neo 2’s controllers to be immune from controller occlusion.
Make sure to check out our full hands-on with both Neo 2 and Neo 2 Eye for more.
Pico Neo 2 Specs
- CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- Display – 3,840 × 2,160 LCD (1,920 × 2,160 per lens)
- IPD Adjustment – in software, serving 55mm–71mm IPD
- Refresh Rate – 75Hz
- FOV – 101 degrees
- Storage – 128GB
- Headphones – built into the headband
- Controllers – 6DOF motion controllers, based on sensor fusion of electromagnetic (EM) and inertial measurement unit (IMU)
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