Oculus Gone: The Declining Value of 3DoF Interfaces

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

This week, Oculus quietly eliminated Oculus Go from its lineup of offerings on Oculus for Business, the company’s portal for unified VR hardware and software solutions for enterprise clients. The move follows an apparent liquidation of stock as consumer MSRP for the device was permanently cut by $50.  According to the company, “it’s clear that Oculus Quest, with its high-end … Read More

In 2019, XR Venture Investment Edged Off Record Highs

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

In 2019, XR venture investment edged off record highs

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

After A Strong CES 2020, Chinese Vendors Put Pressure on Global Virtual & Augmented Reality Manufacturers

Chui Yin Chau, Analyst Chui Yin Chau, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, China xR Intelligence Service, Client-Only, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Nolo VR, a Chinese vendor, exhibits VR tracking and controllers at CES 2020.

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

Optics Technologies for XR Head-Mounted Displays: Are We There Yet?

Optics Technologies forOptics Technologies for XR Head-Mounted Displays: Are We There Yet?

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.