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Quest Pro MR gadget by Meta soon to be available

The new cutting-edge device is set to have a more compact form factor, and offer a more expansive field of view and higher resolution. Meta, formerly known to the world as Facebook, has recently made an announcement regarding the scheduled rollout of the $1499 priced Quest Pro mixed reality (MR) headsets on October 25. The company’s name was changed to Meta a little over a year prior to this announcement.

The Quest Pro’s wider and more expansive lens architecture enables wearers to see the actual world in the scope of their peripheral vision, The design helps it operate as a mixed reality centre point. As a result, users should be able to carry out basic actions like taking notes, getting objects off of their desks, or gaining an adequate amount of spatial awareness, without even having to take off their headsets, based on insight shared by Meta. The new MR headset also comes with magnetic light blockers that offer users a semi-open view of the real-world settings around them.  There are also options of different accessory options that can engross users in fully immersive experiences based on their usage preferences.

In addition, Quest Pro has brand-new full-colour passthrough cameras with four times the resolution of those on the Quest 2, according to Meta. In addition, the offering comes with a depth mechanism capable of locating objects in one’s vicinity that can function in conjunction with a revolutionary anchoring innovation to preserve the position of virtual items. This is a feature to help in the MR stacking of different virtual objects in the environment of a user.

The Quest Pro comes with a Snapdragon XR2+ CPU and has 12GB RAM under the hood. In comparison, the Quest 2 had only 6GB RAM. According to Meta, the gadget requires at least 50 percent more power compared to its predecessor and provides a superior degree of thermal dissipation.

Whilst a new pancake lens design wraps light from the displays over itself many times on the route to the eye, enabling the use of a lens enclosure that is 40% smaller compared to the ones in Quest 2. Moreover, the newer design also uses a new material that aids in cutting down glare. According to Meta, those displays feature 37 percent more pixels per inch compared to the Quest 2 and have a resolution of 1800 x 1920 pixels on each eye, along with 90hz refresh rates. The new device’s contrast is also 75 percent higher than its earlier variant, owing to the local dimming tech used in it.

To improve overall balance, the new MR device comes with Meta’s very first curved cell on its opposite end, sheathed behind the user’s head, according to Meta. Interestingly, an employee of Meta has revealed to the Verge publication that the new device’s battery may require charging for a few hours. It reportedly has a total weight of 722 grams, considerably more than Quest 2.

Additionally, the Quest Pro has inward-facing cameras that may record a user’s emotions.

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