Lynx R1 VR and AR headset kickstarter

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The Kickstarter is live. This is supposed to be a direct competitor to Quest 2 from France. Price is higher but that is the price you have to pay to get your data safe from Facebook. 😅
Resolution is also lower than Quest 2 BUT it uses very unique prism/diamond lenses and as most of us know lenses are just as important as panels itself, if not even more important, and fresnel lenses are the pure ass and tools of the devil. I wonder what the image quality is with these special lenses, this is something we have not seen before in VR.



I have not backed this myself, at least not yet. I am tempted but on the other hand I am also kinda waiting for the rumored Valve Deckard. But then again the latter is just a rumor even if it is based on the pieces of code found in SteamVR. Sigh, what to do...
 

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One important thing though, controllers are sold separately. By default it is used with hand tracking which is useless with gaming. I think this was a mistake but then again they originally were not supposed (according to interview in Next Dimension Podcast) to compete with Quest 2 and this was supposed to be yet another headset for business use. The controllers are apparently 3rd party design. *Edit* Ah, apparently the controllers are not ready yet.
 
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Here is MRTV video about this and at 9:48 you can see camera through lense in AR use. At least in camera through lense you can see darker parts where the diamond edges are but the clarity is crystal clear and AR objects seem to be sharp from edge to edge. IF the edges disappear in real life use then they may be onto something here. 👍

 

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Not sure what you should do, but, I wouldn't do anything until after Facebook connect.

It's looking good for VR in 2022. Seems there is going to be a wider range of headsets out there. It will be nice to have more choice, even if it will be difficult to choose.
 
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Not sure what you should do, but, I wouldn't do anything until after Facebook connect.

It's looking good for VR in 2022. Seems there is going to be a wider range of headsets out there. It will be nice to have more choice, even if it will be difficult to choose.

Indeed, next year is going to be interesting. We have this Lynx with hopefully the controller situation sorted out, Decagear shouls be out by then (they are late because of the chip shortage), Valve and of course whatever Facebook has cooking up. Personally I want to get away from FB/Oculus but who knows. Quest Pro/Quest 3 is probably going to wipe the floor again from competition. 😅
 

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Some hands-on impressions on the prototype. This could be something great, especially considering how small it is. It probably won't break any new grounds on VR deparment (resolution is just not high enough) but for consumer AR this has all the ingredients for success, IF AR is something that ever finds any use on consumer market. Unlike the embarrasing Vive Flow, which costs as much as this even though it is just a Oculus Go on steroids, Lynx is a full fledged AR device that can also do VR gaming.
 
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