Headset: Cyberface 2
Manufacturer: LEEP Systems Inc.
Resolution: Color LCD, 479 x 234 elements
Weight: 1927 g (67.97 oz)
Field of view: 140H, LEEP optics
Video in: NTSC, PAL, or RGB
Cost: $8,100 (£5,930)
Launch Date: August 1992
Estimated Value: $2-5,000
Other Features: A counterbalance was worn on the front of person like a bib and it had the largest field of view of any HMD at the time.
The Cyberface2 was a general-purpose head-mounted display system that used two 4-inch diagonal high-resolution colour LCD video panels for extremely wide-angle stereoscopic Virtual Reality. The Cyberface2 was LEEP Systems’ first complete colour system and the first LCD-based system to offer true RGB colour for enhanced colour crispness. With appropriate formatting of sound and picture, the Cyberface2 HMD was one of the first VR headsets to offer true immersion mostly thanks to its extremely wide viewing angle.
The Cyberface 2 from LEEP had 2 4-inch diagonal high-resolution colour LCD’s and of course the LEEP wide-angle stereoscopic Virtual Reality. It was the world’s first complete colour system and is the first LCD-based system to offer true RGB colour for enhanced colour crispness. While the rest of the stats are not a massive gain over the original headset they are still upgraded. Sadly the wide field of view also meant a low resolution so it never looked as good as other systems with much lower FOV’s. But by upgrading and updating small parts at a time LEEP showed they were knowledgeable in the field and continued to be so for a long time to come.