Pico Neo 2

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Pico Neo 2
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Information
VR/AR Virtual Reality
Type Head-mounted display
Subtype Integrated HMD
Platform Pico Digital Platform
Developer Pico VR, powered by Tobii
Predecessor Pico Neo G2
Successor Pico Neo 3 Pro
Display 4k, single LCD panel
Resolution 1,920 × 2,160 per eye
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Field of View 101 degrees, Fresnel
IPD Adjustment software-only, 55 to 71 mm
Tracking 6DOF, inside/out, electromagnetic
Audio built-in spatial stereo speakers
Camera Two mono fisheye cameras
Input 2 Pico Neo Controllers
Connectivity N/A
Power USB-C charging
Weight 340g(w/o Band), 670g(total)
Release Date May 27, 2020
Website https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/neo2.html


Introduction

The Pico Neo 2, part of the Pico VR, is a Integrated headset with the power to wirelessly stream SteamVR from certain PCs. It offers a HMD with a PU leather facial interface and two controllers with 6DoF, which was an upgrade from the G2’s 3DoF.[1]

Its sibling model, the Neo 2 Eye, offers integrated eye tracking and dynamic, foveated rendering, powered by Tobii Spotlight Technology, “for enhanced mechanics and data gathering allowing your business to gain key insights into customer behavior, reduce training time, and to improve safety and productivity.”[2]

Both models are built for enterprise, but can be purchased for personal use in Asia.[3]

There was also a “Lite” version built for Asian consumers in the latter half of 2020. This was meant for consumers, rather than enterprises, and started around $560 (3799 yuan).[4]

Release and Pricing

The Pico Neo 2 and Neo 2 Eye started shipping worldwide on May 27, 2020. The Neo 2 started at $699 and Eye at $899.[5]

Hardware

  • CPU = Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Storage ROM = 128GB
  • Storage RAM = 6GB

[6]

On the headset:

  • There is a micro SD card slot that enables you to store up to an additional 256GB.
  • You can hard-wire your headphones or use Bluetooth instead of the built-in speakers.
  • The battery is positioned on the back, which may make it more comfortable and balanced than other HMDs.

[3]

To stream SteamVR, the Neo 2 uses a “wireless 2X2 MIMO 802.11ac 5G link with a common MIMO 5G router."[2]

Setup Tutorial

Follow this guide for setting up wireless streaming, including PC requirements.[7]

Input Devices

Each controller contains a series of buttons, a joystick and a back button. There are no touch sensors.[3]

Accessories

Within the headset, you can browse online via Firefox Reality and utilize Hubs by Mozilla for virtual collaboration.[8][5]

Apps

Pico has a series of content creation partners to help customers create apps.[9]

The Pico Neo 2 Lite came with a native version of Superhot.[4]

Stores

Pico’s store

Developer

Visit Pico’s developer documentation which includes information on SDK downloads.

Images


References

  1. https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/faq_details.html?faq=general
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/neo2.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 https://www.roadtovr.com/pico-neo-2-review-overview-cas-chary-present/
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://uploadvr.com/pico-neo-2-lite-superhot/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2020/05/27/2039415/0/en/Pico-Interactive-Announces-Availability-of-its-Neo-2-and-Neo-2-Eye-Virtual-Reality-Headsets.html
  6. https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/compare_products.html
  7. https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/help/neo2_spec_require.html
  8. https://vrscout.com/news/pico-neo-2-eye-review-tidy-4k-vr/
  9. https://www.pico-interactive.com/us/technology_partners.html

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