Thanko Debuts Nintendo-compatible VR Headset

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Thanko Debuts Nintendo-compatible VR Headset
July 5, 2018

Headset offers a 120 inch 'virtual' display, apparently.

 

While VR continues to bubble under elsewhere in the industry, Nintendo has remained indifferent to the technology; when your first 'Virtual' product ends up being a massive dud, we guess you become a little more cautious about asking your customers to strap lumps of plastic to their heads.

 

However, those of you who crave a VR experience on your Switch can rest easy (sort of), because Japanese company Thankois releasing a headset which is compatible with the console and gives you a 'virtual' screen size of 120 inches.

 

Dubbed the 'Eye Theater', it's not strictly a VR headset as all it does is transfer the image from the console to the headset's display and features no motion-sensing capabilities whatsoever (which should be pretty obvious as the Switch doesn't have any VR capabilities that would allow for this).

The unit costs ¥22,780 ($206/£156) and is expected to launch in September. It comes with a HDMI conversion kit which allows it to be connected to the Switch, and will also work with other USB Type C devices, such as smartphones. It weighs 250g and boasts a display resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels.

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