Across the last decade, virtual and augmented reality (xR) has grown from a blip on the radar of investors to a robust sector receiving $10.4 billion in venture dollars invested since 2014. In 2019, 202 xR startups raised $1.8B. Though a new xR company entered the public markets in 2019, exits were a somewhat mixed bag, with M&A slightly above … Read More
More than 4,000 companies from around the world traveled to Las Vegas last week to exhibit new innovations at the world’s largest technology conference, CES. The annual conference routinely showcases some of the leading advancements in consumer electronics from smart homes to robotics to wearables. This year, virtual and augmented reality were hot topics, with Chinese vendors leading the market with … Read More
Release Date: January 14, 2020 Of the challenges currently facing augmented reality wearables, manufacturing an efficient, high-quality near-eye display is the most significant. CES hosted a number of innovative and established companies developing powerful microdisplays, waveguides, and optical engines. These products provide valuable insight into the performance, cost, and form factor of upcoming AR HMDs.
One of the biggest advancement of 2019 was the release of the standalone Oculus Quest headset, which delivers immersive virtual reality experiences without an external, tethered PC. Having its own processor restricts the device to a lower display resolution and lower refresh rate. To solve this, the company introduced Link, a feature that gives Quest access to Rift content and … Read More