This week Meta Vision has announced the availability of their new Meta 2 augmented reality headset Developer Kit which is now available to preorder in limited quantities priced at $949.
The Meta 2 has been designed to provide the most immersive augmented reality experience currently available and can be seen in action in the demonstration video below.
The AR headset’s developers explain a little more about the inspiration and technology behind their augmented reality headset and explain the differences between AR and VR or virtual reality.
For the developers and creators, makers and artists who want to change the world, the Meta 2 Development Kit offers the widest field of view, the most intuitive access to digital information and direct hand interaction with holograms.
Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality “Virtual” means artificial and almost, but not quite. VR typically immerses you in a digital world with simulated people, objects, and surroundings–and a rift between you and your environment. “Augment” means to make something greater, by adding to it. AR adds a powerful layer of interactive 3D content to your surroundings. Using see-through glasses, you stay visually connected to people and your environment.
Because Meta glasses are see-through, digital content is displayed as a dynamic layer over your actual physical surroundings. So you always feel oriented. You use natural hand gestures, just as you do in the real world, to touch, grab, and move digital objects intuitively. You can create and share your own digital content as you interact with people in the same room or with others miles away.
If you’ve ever tried a VR headset and felt queasy, rest assured that Meta AR is a completely different experience. Our team uses its deep understanding of the human mind and body to create an AR experience that’s always comfortable and natural.
For more information on the new Meta 2 augmented reality headset Developer Kit jump over to the Meta Vision website for details and the ability to pre-order for $949.
Source: Meta Vision