At CES 2022, Shiftall introduced the MeganeX, an ultra-light VR headset that was developed in collaboration with Panasonic and looks like massive bifocal glasses.
According to Shiftall, the novelty is aimed at users of the metaverse. The company claims it can spend 2,000 hours a year in digital space, so the company decided to create a lightweight, wearable VR device that wouldn’t be burdensome.
This gave MeganeX a really unusual look, more like futuristic glasses than a normal VR headset, whose eyepieces are more like binoculars with two round eyecups. The frames of the MeganeX can be folded like glasses.
The weight of the device without the cable is 250 g. For comparison: The Meta Quest 2 weighs around 503 g. Nevertheless, there are also lighter headsets on the market. The lead belongs to the HTC Vive Flow with a weight of 189 g.
MeganeX is equipped with 1.3-inch displays with a resolution of 2560 × 2560 pixels that can project 10-bit 5.2K HDR images at 120 Hz. The headset is based on the Snapdragon XR1 platform, equipped with a camera with a head position detection function with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and built-in speakers. The MeganeX is also said to be compatible with the SteamVR app via a USB connection.
MeganeX is slated for “under $ 900” this spring.