When an enterprise company takes funding from 21st Century Fox, it seems inevitable that they’re going to produce a consumer product. That’s what Osterhout Design Group (ODG) announced at CES 2017.
ODG is best known for making heads-up displays for things like fighter jets, and its polished R-7 visor has been a player in the enterprise augmented reality market. Today, ODG the R-8, targeted at the consumer early adopter (as if there was any other consumer AR purchaser), and the R-9, aimed at the prosumer and light-duty enterprise market.
Both visors will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip; it was at Qualcomm’s news CES conference that the products were announced.
The R-8 will offer a 40-degree field of view and 720p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio; developer models will ship in the second half of this year with no shipping date stated for consumers. Pricing is expected to be in the $1000 range.
The R-9 will have a 50-degree field of view, 1080p resolution, and 22:9 or 16:9 aspect ration. It’s expected in the second quarter of this year, and will cost about $1800.
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