We’ve got a brand new H1 Snowbird headset on the way, and we’re excited to tell you about the details.
The Snowbird is an all-new VR headset with a whopping 1,280 x 1,920-pixel resolution, which allows for a wide field of view for VR.
The H1 VR headset is the first headset to support the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, which also offers 360 degree positional tracking, so it has the advantage of being the first to offer this capability.
The new Snowbird will support the latest in VR and augmented reality tech, including Samsung’s Gear VR and Sony’s Project Morpheus, and will work with HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
You’ll also be able to use the Snowbird with the Oculus Rift, PSVR, and PlayStation 4.
The VR headset will be available for $399 USD and will ship in early 2018.
You can check out the full specs below.
The headset is powered by the H1 platform, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.
The H1 H1 is a high-performance CPU based on a custom ARM architecture, which is designed to deliver incredible performance and battery life.
The Gear VR’s HMD’s display has a 1,880 x 1 (1080p) resolution, so you’ll be able get the most out of the VR experience with a crisp image and immersive experience.
The Morpheus is powered with an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, and its a high performance VR platform that will deliver impressive performance.
You’ll be happy to know that the Morpheus’ battery will last a good bit longer than the H2 VR headset, at up to 9 hours and 10 minutes, or 2 hours and 30 minutes, respectively.
You won’t be able play VR games while wearing the Morpheus, but you’ll still be able access your favorite content through the headset’s on-board display.
The Morphese will also be available with the H3 VR headset.
We also announced the availability of a third headset that is designed for HTC Vive users.
The HTC Vive Touch is a VR headset that works with the HTC Virtual Reality system.
The Touch’s screen is a 1920 x 1080 display, so if you’re a hardcore VR gamer you’ll definitely be pleased to hear that the Touch will also support Oculus Rift.
The Vive Touch will cost $349.
The Oculus Rift has already launched, but there are a few more headset makers in the pipeline, including Sony, Samsung, Microsoft, LG, and others.
The latest update to the Gear VR also makes it possible to use your phone’s camera with the headset.
We’ll get into how to use this feature in a bit, but for now, check out our hands-on with the GearVR.
If you want to check out a more detailed look at the Snowbirds, check the links below.