Mixed Reality is the amalgamation of physical and digital space upto a certain extent in order to achieve desired results. It acts as an umbrella technology which integrates Augmented Reality (partially digital environment) and Virtual Reality (fully digital environment) to extract favorable outputs in 3d form rather than the 2d space. Mixed Reality headsets are not much different from the VR headset and attract almost identical price. The MR applications include training, sales and project development in the small and medium scale business. Mixed Reality Business Solutions are seen as cost-effective, competent and highly capable for the new employees in a business. Let’s talk about some of the most common and popular Mixed Reality headset units available today:
Microsoft HoloLens 2
Borrowing designing cues from the original HoloLens, Microsoft HoloLens 2 is one of the most advanced and contemporary Mixed Reality headsets. It updates the interface and also accentuates the field of view while permitting a user to pull and pinch things, identical to the natural environment. Voice commands compatibility with natural language is also a feature with HoloLens 2 device. It gets 64GB of storage memory, 4GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 compute platform. In addition, four-light cameras and two IR cameras are available for head tracking and eye tracking, respectively. The device can also click images up to 8 MP and record videos of 1080p30 resolution. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 can be availed at a price of Rs 2-2.50 Lakhs.
The Vuzix M400 became the first headset which was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon’s XR1 processor. For those asking, it is a powerful platform which supports on-device machine learning algorithms. Identical to several other popular headsets, Vuzix M400 is intended to target enterprise applications. The Vuzix M400 broke the cover at Mobile World Congress (MWC) held on February 25-28, 2019 at the Fria Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. This Mixed Reality headset also comes with Built-in headphones and Built-in microphone along with the voice command feature. It also enables 360° tracking, hand tracking, and Positional tracking while costing around 1500 USD (Around Rs 1.10 Lakhs). Its availability in the Indian market is uncertain yet.
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Magic Leap One Creator Edition
Magic Leap One Creator Edition was held as one of the most mysterious Mixed Reality headsets for very long but now it is out in open for everyone to experience. It comes with an array of sensors for making the digital objects “spatially aware” of their surroundings. For reference, if an individual while playing Pokemon Go, is trying to catch a Pokemon with Magic Leap, it is advisable to not let it escape behind the couch. Although, the primary purpose behind the development of Magic Leap was to revolutionize gaming and entertainment the powerful processor and operating system makes it one of the best devices for real-world business apps too. Magic Leap One includes an NVIDIA Parker SOC and two Denver 2.0 64-bit cores plus four ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit cores. The GPU is an NVIDIA Pascal 256 CUDA core. Magic Leap includes a 128GB storage capacity and 8GB of RAM. The Magic Leap One is currently priced at $2,295 (Around 1.65 Lakhs).