The PICO brand has announced the launch of PICO 4, a next-generation all-in-one lightweight VR headset that aims to make VR accessible to everyone by combining comfort and performance.
Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chip, the PICO 4 has a lightweight build, a Pancake lens, and a 4K+ resolution display. This new viewer makes the unreal real, with a more vivid and immersive virtual reality experience.
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Compact and lightweight, the PICO 4 weighs just 295g without the strap, making it the lightest VR headset from the PICO brand. This lightness is achieved through the use of smaller, lighter lenses in the PICO 4’s Pancake lens, which reduces the thickness of the body to just 35.8mm at its thinnest.
The PICO 4 has adjustable straps and uses SuperSkin fabric for the cushion lining, a material that has breathable properties, allowing users to stay cool and dry. The non-slip PU leather on the back of the headset adds even more comfort and control.
The PICO 4 is equipped with a battery that offers up to three hours of use, as well as fast charging capabilities. The model also features TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and a counterweight design, ensuring comfort during extended gaming. The ergonomic design of the headset also allows for the use of a goggle spacer in the box, giving glasses-wearing users the ability to fully immerse themselves in their VR worlds without compromising comfort or clarity.
With four SLAM cameras positioned around the slim frame of the HMD (Head Mounted Display – Helmet), the PICO 4 enables precise monitoring and mapping of the environment, while maintaining a sleek design. Under the lid of the HMD hides a 16 MP RGB camera, which produces vivid colors. Furthermore, everything is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform, which offers a good balance between performance and power consumption.
This VR headset boasts unrivaled visual quality thanks to its 90Hz refresh rate, 4K+ display and 1200 PPI Along with a 5300mAh rear battery that supports the latest Qualcomm Quick Charge QC 3.0 industry standard.
Finally, the PICO 4 controllers are remarkably equipped with a column in a rotating arc of a circle of judiciously placed infrared sensors. Given their design and structural strength, the controllers allow users to easily bring their hands closer, while enjoying additional protection through contact detection and spatial orientation features. PICO 4 controllers also support 6DoF, allowing users to experience a higher degree of movement in the virtual environment, and a HyperSense broadband engine for more realistic tactile feedback.
content for everyone
The PICO 4 offers users a library of content through the PICO Store, covering the categories of gaming, fitness and video, and social environment. Additional content is also available on Steam VR.
Note in particular that it has the PICO Fitness program (Mills Body Combat, All-in-One Summer Sports VR, and Just Dance VR). But also games like Peaky Blinders The King’s Ransom, Ultimechs or The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution. Additionally, PICO 4 has partnered with Wave to bring fans state-of-the-art, immersive music experiences.
Other content is planned in the areas of fitness, games, video and social networks. This includes the PICO Worlds project, coming in 2023 to provide a more realistic physical interaction experience by implementing an avatar-like system capable of recognizing more than 80 dimensions, as well as exclusive documentaries in partnership with the Discovery Channel.
The PICO 4 is available for pre-order from 429 eurosIt will be available on October 15.