Sulon Q VR headset cuts the cord

— 11:36 AM on March 14, 2016

Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets are hot stuff, but both require the wearer to be tethered to a PC. Sulon Technologies' Q headset might make the VR experience less tied-down. The Q headset incorporates a full PC into its head-mounted package.

That system is powered by an AMD FX-8800P APU with a TDP of "up to 35W." The chip's eight GCN compute units push pixels to a 2560x1440 OLED display with a 110-degree field of view. The device also integrates 8GB of DDR3L RAM and a 256GB SSD. Sulon promises "console-quality visuals" from this system, even if it's not entirely clear what that means for a VR headset just yet.

Sulon says the Q simplifies the VR experience by providing an experience that simply lets owners strap on the headset and go. The Q isn't limited to "plain" VR, either. Ars Technica suggests a pair of cameras on the front of the headset can map the wearer's surroundings, track their position, and perform gesture recognition for augmented-reality experiences in the vein of Microsoft's HoloLens. Sulon says to expect the Q in "late spring."

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