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CES 2022: Shiftall reveals three products for the metaverse, including MeganeX VR headset

CES 2022: Shiftall reveals three products for the metaverse, including MeganeX VR headset

Japanese tech company Shiftall has revealed three products that it intends to bring to the metaverse. Obviously, the most interesting for us is the reveal of the MeganeX VR headset, based on years of R&D by parent company, Panasonic.

The Steam VR compatible ultra-Lightweight 6DoF VR Headset weighs in at 250g and features 5.2K Resolution OLED Microdisplay with HDR at 120Hz.

MeganeX will be powered by Snapdragon XR1 and is expected to be released Spring 2022.

Specs

  • Display: 1.3inch OLED Microdisplay 5.2K(2,560×2,560 per eye) , 10bit HDR / 120Hz
  • Weight: Approx. 250g (8.8oz) *Without cable
  • Processor: Snapdragon® XR1 platform
  • Tracking system: 6DoF, camera based inside-out head tracking
  • Connection: DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB-C or DisplayPort + USB2.0 (Connect with the included interface conversion box)
  • Estimated Price: Less than $900

Pebble Feel is a 'metaverse-Linked' wearable body cooling and heating system. It's a personal air conditioner that heats and cools the human body with a high-performance Peltier element that fits in the palm of your hand like a pebble - hence the name. It can both heat and cool the human body from the nape of the neck when combined with a special shirt or supporter belt.

By using the dedicated SteamVR add-on, users can experience cold and heat in a metaverse space like VRChat. It will also provide a mechanism that anyone can easily create a metaverse world with a specified sensible temperature using existing shaders.

Specs

  • Heat & Cool plate temperature: Min. 9°C(48°F), Max. 42°C(107°F)
  • *in a 25℃(77°F) environment
  • Use per charge: Medium cooling, 15 hours/medium heating 25 hours
  • Recommended operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C(41°F to 104°F)
  • Weight: Approx. 60g (2.1oz)
  • System Requirements: Windows(SteamVR)/iOS/iPadOS/Android
  • Connection: Bluetooth® v5.0 Low Energy
  • Estimated Price : Around $200

Mutalk is a microphone with leaked sound suppression function for the metaverse, preventing obtrusive ambient noise. The mutalk can be secured or affixed to your face with a special band, so you can talk hands-free even when your hands are full, and you can voice chat loudly without disturbing your family or neighbors.

Specs

  • Battery Life: 10 hours+
  • Charging method: USB Type-C
  • System Requirements: Windows/macOS/iOS/iPadOS/Android
  • Connection: Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR(HSP, HFP1.7)
  • Estimated Price : Around $200
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