|Platform||Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality (Platform)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||Dual LCD display|
|Resolution||2880 x 1440 (1440 x 1440 per eye)|
|Field of View||95 Degree|
|Rotational Tracking||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer|
|Positional Tracking||Inside-out tracking|
|Input||Asus HC102 Motion Controller|
|Cable Length||4 m|
Asus is set to claim its fair share of the VR gaming industry with the HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset. The headset, developed in compliance with Windows Mixed Reality specification is scheduled to make its mark on the market at €449. While no official release date has been confirmed, the product’s page hinted that it may be made available in October 2017, the same month when competitor Dell Visor is expected to launch.
Asus HC 102 Key Features
The Asus HC 102 is expected to ship with a pair of motion controllers. On par with competitors, the Asus HC102 came with a full 3K resolution with 1440 x1440 per eye and a frame rate of 90Hz. It offers 6 DoF tracking, not through conventional external sensors, but a couple of inside-out tracking cameras and 32 LED lights on each controller.
Together with its array of sensors like the gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer, the headset offers a reliable orientation and perfectly synchronized the real world with the virtual world without latency. The headset also features a unique addition of proximity sensor, that was not included in its competitors’ headset. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack to plug in your best headphones.
Asus HC102 Ergonomic Design
Asus produces a thoughtful ergonomic design with a headset made of premium soft cool-touch fabrics. The design also highlights Asus’s emphasize of hygiene as headsets are often shared between players. It features a special anti-bacterial coating to keep hygiene a priority. The HC102 headset has a visor that can be easily flipped up, to allow the user switch easily between the real and digital world. An ergonomic design that distributes its weight of 400g around the head made it comfortable even for long hours.
2880x1200 (combined) 1440x1440 (per eye)
Gyroscope Accelerometer Magnetometer Proximity
Inside-Out Camera (x2)
3.5mm Audio Jack
Microsoft Motion Controllers
6DoF controller x2
The Asus HC102 requires a Windows 10 PC with a Windows 10 Fall Creators upgrade. It is a major update for Windows 10 featuring various huge improvements. The update is scheduled to be available for download on October 17, 2017.
Designed in compliance with Windows Mixed Reality specifications, the Asus HC102 will have access to over 20,000 apps and games that will be available in Microsoft Store on October 17. Some of the popular VR titles include:
- Dreams of Dali
- Super Hot
- Free The Night
- Space Pirate Trainer
- Arizona Sunshine
- Fantastic Contraption
Windows Mixed Reality is an innovation from Microsoft that blends the virtual and real world on a single screen. Design guides and supports can be accessed through Windows Dev Center
Sept, 2017 - Revealed at IFA 2017