StarVR One: The most powerful VR headset

StarVR launched the StarVR One and StarVR One XT during the Siggraph conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. The StarVR One HMD promises SteamVR 2.0 Tracking with visuals running at 90 frames per second, eye-tracking and a field of view covering 210 degrees horizontally and 130 degrees vertically, which StarVR claims is a “nearly 100% human viewing angle.”

With Tobii’s eye-tracking technology baked in, the headset will automatically adjust to accommodate your interpupillary distance, which should result in a crystal clear image the first time you put the headset on. “Integrated eye tracking empowers dynamic foveated rendering, a breakthrough rendering technology which concentrates high-quality rendering only where the eyes are focused,” says StarVR.

The StarVR One will require, at minimum, an Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor paired with nothing less than an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and at least 16GB of memory. Here’s perhaps a second reason why StarVR isn’t yet talking about price. The headset is said to weigh 450 grams without the headstrap and 5.9 meter cable

Headquartered in Taipei, StarVR Corporation is a joint venture between PC manufacturer Acer and developer Starbreeze. It started out focusing on building headsets for entertainment venues, and it’s since broadened that focus slightly to include enterprise customers, especially those in the auto and aerospace sectors, according to company’s Deputy Chairman Jerry Kao. The StarVR One is due out later this year at an undisclosed price.