Virtual reality is a comparatively new field of technology compared to smartphones or hybrid tablets and its adoption rate is rising globally as we speak. Despite being in its infancy, the VR headset technology has advanced at a miraculous speed and things like the HTC Vive or Samsung's Gear VR offer content and experience that were unthinkable even a couple of years ago. However, to get a true measure of how virtual reality has advanced, one needs to try out the Infinitus Prime tVR, a VR headset that surpasses all others in terms of resolution, viewing angles and purpose. Firstly, Infinitus Prime tVR offers a field of view of 140-degrees which can be matched by the LG V10 smartphone featuring two front cameras working together.
Other VR headsets have barely touched the 100-degree field of vision mark and are not expected to touch 140 in the coming months. Compared to HTC Vive VR's 2,160 x 1,200 pixel resolution, the Infinitus Prime tVR comes with a 5,120 x 1,440 pixel resolution, yet again extending the limits of what VR headsets are capable of by a significant margin. The headset, however, isn't a wireless one and works with a DisplayPort and a USB port apart from fielding Bluetooth connectivity, a sound card, and a microphone. At the moment, it's speculated that future versions of the Infinitus Prime tVR will feature 4K add-on cameras, an even wider field of vision and a more user-friendly headset design.
Sadly, the Infinitus Prime tVR has not been created for regular customers and is presently meant to be used only by large businesses and organizations. Thanks to its superlative technology, it carries a $3,000 price tag and needs a really powerful PC to support its requirement for superior graphics and high-resolution content. In addition, unlike Samsung Gear VR or HTC Vive, the Infinitus Prime tVR won't come with pre-loaded content nor will it let you access online stores where you can purchase high-resolution content or VR games. Instead, Infinitus Global, the company that builds it, will only supply the basic headset and will let businesses choose what to put in them.
Thanks to its open source character, the headset can be used for playing theme park rides, offer simulation experiences to pilots, drivers of high-speed vehicles and astronauts and can even help engineers and surgeons perform detailed and critical procedures. Given its capabilities, Infinitus Global, the manufacturer of the headset, has had the device tested by thousands of people and companies and is presently in talks with an online TV service in the U.S. as well as a Japanese school which wants to run VR courses for its students. Once the device is officially launched, we will get to know its true capabilities and may get to use one if businesses wish to pass on the technology to their customers in the near future.