First hands-on demos of Immersed's Visor headset are coming

First hands-on demos of Immersed's Visor headset are coming

Immersed just announced a keynote address and hands-on demonstrations of the glasses-like Visor VR headset are coming in September.

It's been quiet for a few months following a flurry of activity when Immersed announced its Visor VR headset in 2023. Best known for its popular remote desktop VR app, the software developer surprised us with plans to launch a super-lightweight and slim VR headset that boasts 4K-per-eye resolution.

On paper, the Visor sounds almost too good to be true, leading some to question whether the Immersed Visor was a real product. This fall, we'll get our first look at this inexpensive VR headset Immersed compares to Apple's Vision Pro.

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The Visor event

Immersed will be giving hands-on demonstrations of the Visor headset at the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas on September 19th, 2024, following a keynote address. Tickets are open to all on a first come, first serve basis. To sign up, visit the Visor website at the link below. Participants will receive a free Visor travel case.

Immersed's Visor event will be held at the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas.

Immersed's Visor event will be held at the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas. | Image: Zach Theater

Customers that preordered the Visor Founder's Edition (FE) get priority for demos but everyone that attends will get a chance to try the headset. Product shipments will follow the event, starting with Visor FE orders and standard Visor shipments coming six months later. Customers will receive instructions to scan their interpupillary distance (IPD) in early July.

Immersed also shared more details about its manufacturing partners, which had been kept secret until now. In addition to working with Qualcomm and Intel, Pegatron and BOE are lending their expertise to the product design. The creators involved with the PSVR2's eye-tracking also worked with Immersed on the Visor.

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What is the Visor?

The Immersed Visor is remarkable in many ways. It's expected to be as light as a phone, yet features head, hand, and eye-tracking as well as 4K-per-eye OLED displays.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 processor, it will include an AI assistant, web browser, and a cinema mode for watching videos. The primary app is Immersed which can display up to five high-resolution virtual screens from your PC, Mac, or Linux computer.

A person works on their laptop wearing Immersed Visor while sitting in a coffee shop.

A person works on their laptop wearing Immersed Visor while sitting in a coffee shop. | Image: Immersed

Unlike most standalone VR headsets, the Visor won't ship with an app store, but Immersed CEO Renji Bijoy said that is the plan for the future. In the meantime, it's a PCVR solution meant for productivity. That said, the Visor could get SteamVR and other apps in the future.

Pricing starts at $400 but requires a one-year subscription. After a year, you can cancel the subscription if you don't need the added features and continue to use Immersed and the Visor at no extra cost. The minimum price is $1,050.

Sources: Visor