The company, which provided some of the technology for the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR game set, now has its own headset, from tactical weapons training and product design to multiplayer games.
Unlike the Lenovo Mirage AR headset in the Jedi Challenges set, which used a preloaded smartphone to deliver AR content, the Rhino X runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with built-in content viewing panel transparent visor.
Launched at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai in June, the headset is capable of a 57 degree vertical field of vision. The headset is also equipped with a modular battery system so users can replace the batteries when the juice runs short.
On the other hand, the Rhino X headset, like the Jedi Challenges set, uses a marker-based system for anchoring embedded sensor content to the headset read marks on the anchors in the user environment.
The system includes a tracking pad, a polyhedron beacon, a gun control and a handheld 6DoF controller. Ximmerse also offers an SDK on Github for developers who want to gain experience with Rhino X.
No information available on whether the headset will be available As a retail store, this might be more of a reference design for other manufacturers and developers his. An email requesting further information from Ximmerse has not been returned at the time of publication, but we will update this post as we learn more.
When Lenovo and Disney released Star Wars Jedi Challenges, the included Mirage AR headset appeared – especially for its relatively low price of $ 199 Dollars (and now in the realm of an impulse purchase with a price under $ 70) – the ideal hardware for home-brewed AR apps. Unfortunately, Lenovo never opened the device to developers, and the headset was limited to content for the Star Wars game.
Rhino X was able to fulfill the dreams some developers had of developing mobile AR apps for a low price. more accessible AR headset. However, due to its hardware configuration, the Rhino X is unlikely to be available at the same low price as the Mirage. However, anyone who had similar ideas about Mirage's possibilities, like me, must be fascinated by this offer.