ASUS And Gigabyte To Launch VR Headsets In 2016
The competition for the best Virtual Reality headset in 2016 just got even more interesting as reports from Taiwan’s DigiTimes claims that both Gigabyte and ASUS are planning to enter the race with their own VR devices in the first half of 2016. This news certainly is a shock because unlike other VR products, these companies didn’t even give a hint of working with VR headset technology in the past.
ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen did declare the company’s plans last month to launch an Augmented Reality product so it is possible that DigiTimes might be confusing VR with AR, or that ASUS is working towards both technologies.
In late September, the company also became one of the first system builders to gain Oculus Ready certification, for premium quality VR experience, for their gaming PCs. According to DigiTimes, this wearable VR device will probably be in conjunction with ASUS’ gaming laptops.
Gigabyte, usually preferred for its motherboards and as well as the overclocked G1 Gaming series GPUs, seems to be using VR technology developer 3Glasses as an entry point into the VR market. Their product will be co-developed by teams from 3Glasses which is somewhat of an Oculus Rift competitor although in the Asian market as of now.
Recently, 3Glasses was looking for investors to expand out of Asia and there is a high chance that Gigabyte is one of those 4 companies that acquired a stake in 3Glasses.
With so many VR headsets being launched in 2016, it’s becoming really difficult to decide which one to opt for especially considering that it is an expensive piece of hardware and a regular user can’t just buy one for testing purposes.
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