Finally, Meta Quest 2 has some serious competition. Great news that has taken longer than we would have liked.
The Pico 4 virtual reality glasses will go on sale in Spain next October 18with prices starting at €429. The actual competition goal quest 2which it surpasses in some things.
The Chinese company PicoXR has been manufacturing virtual and augmented reality glasses for years. A few months ago it was bought by ByteDance, the media giant that also owns TikTok.
The new Pico 4 viewfinder uses innovative pancake glasses, which focus more closely than the classic fresnel. This allows you to create smaller and lighter scopes. Peak 4 It only weighs 586 grams, although half of the weight is carried by the battery.
Peak 4 They are autonomous virtual reality glasses that do not need to be connected to a computer, mobile phone or console. Come on, like Meta Quest 2.
mount two 2.56-inch LCD screenswith a resolution of 2160 x 2160 in each eyeand refresh rates of 72 and 90 Hz.
offer a field of view (FOV) of 105 degreesand allow you to adjust the IPD (inter-pupil distance) by hardware, that is, literally moving the lenses closer or further away, to place them in the center of our eyes. Accepts an IPD between 62 and 72 mm. They can of course be used out of range, but it won’t look as sharp as the sharpest definition is in the center of the lens.
The follow-up of the commands is carried out with 4 cameras located in the viewfinder. As a novelty it has a fifth RGB camera that allows us to see the real world in full color, for augmented reality applications, or to see where we are while we play.
also owns sensors that connect to the ankles (sold separately) for full body tracking. Very useful in fitness apps.
As we have said, they are autonomous virtual reality glasses. Inside they have a Snapdragon XR2 processor with 8 GB of RAM, which is responsible for running the games. It is sold in two versions with 128 and 256 GB of storage. The battery reaches 5,300 mAh, and gives for 2.5 or 3 hours of use.
To supply games to the platform Pico has opened his own storewhich already has more than 200 games and applications.
Unlike its predecessors, the Nico 3 Link, these Pico 4 do not include a DisplayPort connector to connect to a PC via cable, and play PC VR games. They can be accessed, but through streaming, with the loss of quality that this entails.
The Pico 4 virtual reality glasses arrive in Spain on October 18At a price of 429 euros for the version with 128 GB, and 499 euros if you want 256 GB of storage.
Finally the virtual reality glasses Meta Quest 2 They have competition to match. The Peak 4 at least a priori, they measure up at all levels.
Little by little, the virtual reality is positioned like traditional video games: autonomous glasses with mobile hardware for big-screen movie viewing, casual gaming and fitness, easily accessible as they are goal quest 2 Y Peak 4and headsets that connect to powerful hardware like PlayStation VR 2 or HP Reverb G2, to enjoy the most spectacular AAA games.