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Lynx-R1
Also known asLynx R1
DeveloperLynx Mixed Reality
TypeMixed Reality headset
Generationfirst
Release dateJune 2022
Lifespan2022–present
Introductory priceUS$599 (standard edition)
US$1099 (enterprise edition)
Operating systembased on Android 10 source code
System on a chipQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Memory6 GB
Storage128 GB
(expandable via Micro SD card)
Display4-fold catadioptric freedom prism
LCD 1600x1600 per eye @ 90 Hz
GraphicsAdreno 650
(~1.2 TFLOPS)
Sound2 built in speakers / 3.5mm headphone jack
Input6DOF inside-out tracking through 6 built-in cameras in total and 2 optional controllers with accelerometers and gyroscopes
Camera2 B&W cameras for positional tracking,
2 infrared cameras for hand tracking,
2 rgb cameras for video-see-through
Connectivity
WebsiteOfficial website

The Lynx R1 is an upcoming standalone Mixed Reality headset developed by French company Lynx Mixed Reality. It is set to release in summer of 2022.[1]


History and Release[edit]

The project was first anounced in 2020.[2] A crowd funding campaing was run succesfuly resulting in approximately 725.000. [3] In addition to that other investors could be acquired totaling in an amount of $6.8 million as of may 2022.[4]

After initially only focusing on developing for the enterprise market citing the small bevels and open sides as beneficial factor in work surroundings the focus was shifted to also address the consumer market after public feedback.[5][6] After postponing the release which was scheduled for April of 2022 the first devices are supposed to be shipped in June of 2022[1]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The headset will feature a four-fold catadiopric freedom prism for its optics which differs from the fresnel lenses that are usually built into Virtual Reality headsets. Those special lenses allow for a smaller distance between the lenses and screen thus possibly enabling a smaller form factor as well as providing the possibility to hide an eye tracking camera in the middle of each prism.[5] However, it has not been confirmed if the actual release model will have eye tracking functionality.

According to the spec sheet[7] the headset relies on a Snapdragon XR2 SoC which is also featured by many other contemporary mixed reality headsets such as the the Oculus Quest 2 or Pico Neo 3 Pro[8][9] The battery runtime is specified with 3 hours for active use.[7]

Software[edit]

Software developement can be done via Unity and an SDK based on the OpenXR standard.[7][3] Wolvic, a dedicated VR fork of Firefox has been confirmed as the default browser of the device.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First Lynx VR-AR Headsets Planned To Ship In 'June - July'". 2022-03-26. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  2. ^ Lynx, Revealed, retrieved 2022-06-16
  3. ^ a b c Bezmalinovic, Tomislav (2022-05-25). "Lynx wins million-dollar investment and wants to become Europe's mixed reality champion". MIXED. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  4. ^ Hayden, Scott (2022-05-25). "Lynx Secures $4M in Series A Funding, Aims to Become "European Champion of Mixed Reality"". Road to VR. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  5. ^ a b Lang, Ben (2020-02-05). "LYNX Founder Details Headset's Unique Optics, Pre-orders Available Now". Road to VR. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  6. ^ Paule, Léa; Paule, Léa (2021-10-13). "Lynx R-1, the 100% French mixed reality headset". Laval Virtual. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  7. ^ a b c "LYNX-R1Technicalspecifications" (PDF). Lynx Mixed Reality. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  8. ^ "Tech Specs & Hardware | Oculus for Business". business.oculus.com. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  9. ^ "Pico Neo 3 | Empowering Leaders in Enterprise VR | 6DoF All-In-One VR headset". www.picoxr.com. Retrieved 2022-06-16.

Category:Virtual reality headsets