the Pico subsidiary has . The Pico 4 will initially be available in Japan, South Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and eight other European countries. Pico has yet to reveal US launch plans, but aims to bring the device to Singapore and Malaysia by the end of the year, and to China at a later date.
The headset, which has a Qualcomm XR2 processor, an Adreno 650 GPU and 8 GB of RAM, can be used as a standalone device. Pico claims that the battery, which is in the rear strap to help balance, offers around three hours of use on a single charge, as notes The device weighs 295 grams without the strap and 586 grams when attached.
You can also connect Pico 4 to a gaming PC for high-end VR experiences. That might be necessary to take full advantage of the dual screens, which offer higher resolution than 4K with a resolution of 4320 x 2160 for each eye. The displays have a 90Hz refresh rate and a 105-degree field of view, according to
The Pico 4 uses inside-out tracking without the need for external beacons. It comes with Pico 4 motion controllers (which have vibration functions) and there are four external cameras such as Point. According to the Peak’s websitethe device will offer full color pass-through, something Meta is working on for its Project Cambria headphones.
Since ByteDance also owns , it should come as no surprise that there is a way to watch videos from within that app. You will also be able to share virtual reality experiences on TikTok. There will be hundreds more things to watch in VR and 360 format. Pico is also working to bring live sports and “avatar-based concerts” to the platform.
As for the games, there are 165 of them in the Pico store with more being added every week. The headphones will support the likes of Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, Demeo, Summer sports all in one VR Y Just dance virtual reality (coming in 2023 as a Pico exclusive). There will also be SteamVR support.
In the meantime, there are plans to launch a metaverse-style experience called Pico Worlds next year. Unlike Meta, Pico’s avatars appear to have legs.
Considering the price and specs, Pico is trying to compete with Meta Quest 2 (Recently Meta of that product). Whether the brand can be with Meta on the content front remains to be seen. It is unlikely that users will be able to play beat saber, for instance. Pico also revealed his latest device just weeks before Meta shows off at least one VR headset, likely the higher-end Project Cambria model.
A Pico 4 with 128GB of storage costs €429 (around $422). A model with double the storage capacity will set you back €499 (approximately $491). Pre-orders open next month, and the headphones will ship on October 18. peak too to launch some accessories next year. A more accurate fitness tracker, a wireless dongle for PC connectivity, and a carrying case will each cost €50 (or around $49).
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