Bigscreen, a popular virtual reality social platform, has announced the launch of its very own VR headset, the Bigscreen Beyond, which the company claims to be the world’s smallest. With a weight of under 127 grams, the Bigscreen Beyond is substantially lighter than its competitors, such as the Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive Flow. The VR headset is custom-fitted for each customer, who is required to send in face scans before purchasing.
The Bigscreen Beyond is equipped with MicroOLED displays, which are combined with advanced pancake optics that deliver an impressive 5K (5120 x 2560) pixel resolution, refresh rates of up to 90Hz, and a 90° × 93° field of view. Stereo microphones, a proximity sensor, a replaceable cable, and a USB accessory port are among the headset’s other features. Additionally, the device comes with built-in SteamVR tracking, while video and power are supplied by plugging into a PC.
However, the small form factor of the Bigscreen Beyond comes with certain trade-offs. The headset has limited adjustments as it is custom-made for a specific user. Additionally, glasses cannot fit under the goggles, and custom lenses need to be purchased separately. Nonetheless, custom-fit cushions that detach easily via the magnetic frame can be ordered for friends and family.
Starting at $999 USD, pre-orders for the Bigscreen Beyond are available on the Bigscreen website, with deliveries set to begin in Q3 of this year. Customers can also purchase an additional Audio Strap for $99 USD.
The Bigscreen Beyond’s impressive features and custom-fit design are sure to appeal to VR enthusiasts looking for a high-quality, comfortable, and immersive experience. With its advanced displays and six degrees of freedom tracking, the Bigscreen Beyond may prove to be a game-changer in the VR industry.