Whoops, that was quick! Well, in case you haven’t seen it, ANTVR released its first augmented reality headset – MIX – on Kickstarter for $500.

MIX is an AR headset with an immersive 96° FOV, and weights 130g. The wider FOV is the result of ANTVR’s Dual-Channel Mixed Optics; it is an optical system developed by ANTVR that combines the outside environment and enlarged display light through two separated optical channels to present AR vision with a larger FOV. SCIENCE. 

The reason this is pretty nifty is that users are no longer required to hold up additional devices to their face to see AR content; the headset offers a 1200 x 1200 display in each eye with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Mix’s is designed to be compatible with SteamVR. Existing games on SteamVR that have a dark background can be used on MIX, however instead of a dark area, through the headset users will see the real environment. The headset also features two USB ports to connect extension modules to increase the breadth of diverse interaction users can have in AR. Add-on features include eye tracking, hand tracking and controllers.

ANTVR_MIX_AR_headset

I think it is very cool; interesting premise, interesting way to use the product etc. I can imagine browsing my social feed through it. It looks like it’ll make some decent waves, so I am interested to see how it will go.

Tom Ffiske
Twitter: @TomFfiske
Subscribe to the newsletter here.