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FOVE 0 (2016)

FOVE 0 (2016)

FOVE 0 (2016)

Presentation: The FOVE 0 comes with a nice, clean white outer box with a minimalistic Apple-style feel. There is a white model and a black model, but they have both the same packaging. You get instructions in the top, the main headset all encased in foam and a jumble of wires folded toward the back of it. You also get a box with the camera kit inside. It’s really nicely presented and certainly gives off a premium vibe about it even if the user experience doesn’t quite do that.

FOVE 0 Box Contents

Headset with attached cables
Position tracking camera
MicroUSB cable for camera
Tripod for camera
Replacement face cushion
User manual

Fove VR

Description: FOVE is the first virtual reality headset that utilizes eye-tracking. It was created by a Tokyo-based startup founded by Yuka Kojima (CEO) and Lochlainn Wilson (CTO). Announced in 2014, FOVE’s technology uses infrared to track eye movements with accuracy and low latency. The sensors within the device track the user’s pupils. It allows the user to target and interact with objects by making eye contact with them.

With some investment from Samsung Ventures behind them FOVE has a good chance of bringing together some very important missing pieces in the quest for a truly immersive virtual reality experience. they not only claim but have actually showcased the world’s first eye-tracking virtual reality headset! This means FOVE could well launch a very competitive VR device in the market. Whether this is the future for virtual reality or just another gimmick only time will tell.

FOVE 0 Specs…

Headset: FOVE 0
Manufacturer: FOVE
Launch Price: $599 (£439)
Release Date: June 2016
Headset Type: VR Headset (PC Powered)
Display: OLED at 2560 × 1440 px
Field of View(FOV): 100°
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: No
Screen Focus Adjustment: No
Weight: 400 g (14.10 oz)
Tracking: 6 DoF Inside-out (marker based)

FOVE 0 (2016)

Review: When it comes to the ‘FOVE 0 it really is a mixed bag of things. As a VR headset it doesn’t really offer anything new, nor does it justify its own asking price. But the main selling point of the FOVE 0 was the eye-tracking and to be fair it is pretty amazing. Just a few minutes after setting up you will be flicking your eye all over the place and it’s hard to deny how well it works. While the headsets main stats are a little low what you do get is a gimic that could well be the future of VR and this one eye-tracking feature alone does make this worthy of buying. But you would be much better off grabbing it cheaper 2nd hand.

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