Motorola was one of the first companies to bring 5G technology to the consumer market. In 2019, when 5G networks were almost nowhere to be found, the company launched the Moto Mod 5G accessory for branded smartphones that gave them support for fifth-generation cellular networks. Now Motorola has introduced a necklace accessory for AR and VR headsets, adding 5G support to them.
The novelty allows you to entrust him with all the calculations, which facilitates the VR headset itself, which when used with accessories only serves as a display. The device packs the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with support for 5G networks, a 5000mAh battery, a touchpad, speakers and sensors such as a gyroscope and an accelerometer. All these elements placed on the user’s neck make the VR headset as light as possible.
According to Motorola, the untitled new product will work with any Snapdragon VR headset or device with Microsoft’s Remote Network Driver Interface (RNDIS). The company tested the novelty with Lenovo ThinkReality A3 glasses, which are designed for use with a PC.
Motorola doesn’t expect consumers to buy 5G necklaces for augmented and virtual reality headsets. The company talks about sports training and VR cinemas as possible use cases for the technology, but believes its main target group will be corporate customers.
Nothing is said about the release date and cost of the device. However, it definitely won’t be cheap as it uses key components used in flagship Android smartphones.