VR headsets are not sexy. They’re chunky ski mask-like goggles with a screen and lenses that you strap to your head with elastic bands.
But what if they weren’t so big and ugly? During CE China in Shenzen, China, The Chinese company Dlodlo trotted out its V One VR headset, designed to look like a regular pair of sunglasses inspired by Bauhaus design.
The rather stylish V One headset is arguably the lightest VR headset around. Weighing 2.75 ounces, it’s even lighter than LG’s 360 VR, which clocks in at around 4 ounces. Dlodlo also touts a 16mm thickness for the lenses.
The specs are pretty powerful, too: a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution display with 1,600 pixels per inch for each eye, 100-degree field of view, and 10ms latency. There’s also a 9-axis sensor for head-tracking.
Similar to LG’s 360 VR headset, the V One connects to an external processing unit. LG’s VR headset connects to the LG G5 via a USB-C cable. The V One connects to the company’s D-BOX processing box with a 64-bit quad-core chip, 64-bit double-cluster GPU and the company’s own Android 5.0-based DLOS VR ROM operating system. The headset will have its own open API and app store for downloading VR content.
The company also lists another VR headset on its website. The H One is a Samsung Gear VR knockoff that fits phones with 5-inch to 6-inch screens. It’s even got a touchpad on the side for controlling interfaces in VR. Dlodlo claims it’s the world’s first mobile VR headset with a 9-axis sensor.
No word on pricing or release of Dlodlo’s V One, but if the company can really deliver the form factor without many downsides (light leaking in, brightness, etc.) VR could finally overcome its nerdy stigma.