Monday, July 27th 2020

Lynx Introduces Lynx-R1 Mixed Reality Headset Redesign

Lynx the enterprise Mixed Reality headset startup has recently revealed the redesign of their first headset the Lynx-R1. The Lynx-R1 is an enterprise-focused headset with a planned retail price of 1499 USD which claims to be the world's first AR + VR standalone headset. This means the headset can be used both as a traditional VR headset and as a AR headset with video pass-through. This new redesign reduces the overall size of the headset with new "light folding" optics which reduce the distance between the lenses and the display while hiding the eye-tracking camera in the center of the lens. The headset is expected to ship late September.
Lynx-R1 Specifications

Display
  • 90° field-of-view (circular)
  • 1,600 × 1,600 LCD display per-eye
  • 90Hz refresh rate
Sensors
  • x2 B&W positional tracking cameras
  • x2 IR eye tracking cameras
  • x2 High Definition video pass-through cameras
  • x1 accelerometer
  • x1 gyroscope
  • x1 magnetometer
Audio
  • x2 stereo speakers
  • dual channel microphone array
Tracking
  • 6DoF tracking
  • hand tracking
  • eye tracking
Hardware
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 SoC
  • 6 GB LPDDR5 memory
  • 128 GB storage
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth5.0
  • USB Type-C
Power
  • 2 hours of active use
  • Active cooling
Source: Lynx
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2 Comments on Lynx Introduces Lynx-R1 Mixed Reality Headset Redesign

#1
PowerPC
Now we're getting somewhere with the size.
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#2
Valantar
PowerPC
Now we're getting somewhere with the size.
Yeah, that looks really nice. Those lenses sure look weird though, I really hope there is sufficient support in the headband to keep them from getting all up in your eyes. And sufficient shielding around them to stop light getting in from the sides, of course.
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