Panasonic’s UHD HDR VR glasses look like steampunk traveled to the future

This week, Panasonic revealed a new high dynamic range (HDR), ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) set of eyeglasses. Despite boasting immense power, these glasses have also been designed to be worn more fashionably than their counterparts.

Panasonic UHD VR Glasses
Panasonic’s new sleek glasses come in a range of colors. Photo: Panasonic

Combining tech

5G technology is primed to take over communications this year. With this in mind, Panasonic is expecting VR capabilities to be taken to new levels.

It anticipates that activities such as virtual sports viewing and virtual travel experiences will become more prominent. Therefore, the Japanese firm engineered its new range of eyewear with a more engaging fit.

Classy design

Rather than producing a product with a bulky feel and an uncomfortable headband, these models fit more like traditional eyeglasses.

The retrofuturistic approach seems to be a trend that is catching among tech giants. Tesla has also gone for a familiar look with it’s Cybertruck, which will definitely turn heads when finally introduced on the road.

The units hold micro OLED panels, which Panasonic partnered with Kopin Corporation to design. Kopin is a leading manufacturer of display devices for VR glasses, making this release supported by two trusted powerhouses.

Panasonic UHD Glasses
Extra care has been taking to ensure that both audio and visual experiences are revolutionized. Photo: Panasonic

Strong visuals

Additionally, the pair are looking to deliver smooth images that won’t be disrupted by “Screen door effect”. This is a feature that consists of fine lines that usually become visible in standard VR headsets.

3M Company has also helped with the design to offer a natural feel with distortion-free images. Those who try out these glasses should expect a state of the art experience as they hold optical technologies used in LUMIX digital cameras.

Panasonic UHD VR Eyeglasses
These eyeglasses don’t look so out of place compared with other high-end VR units. Photo: Panasonic

A well-rounded offering

It’s not only the visuals that have been carefully tending to with this release. Panasonic has consulted hi-fi veterans Technics to implement its original dynamic driver, which uses magnetic fluid to allow the accurate stroke of diaphragm. Ultimately, users will benefit from ultra-low distortion with this technology.

Altogether, this is an exciting product as it manages to adapt high-quality VR technology to be used by more markets. The next generation of VR headsets have now arrived and these glasses could easily be seen in the sports and business segments that Panasonic hopes to enter.

Screen time

The price of these new units is yet to be confirmed. We will update this article with any further information once revealed. Panasonic exhibited these glasses at CES 2020. It joins a host of other companies that revealed breakthroughs in screen technology. Altogether, this steampunk approach is set to be a trend that will be taken on across the industry in the 2020s.

Samsung’s new Odyssey G9 monitor holds an impressive 49-inch QLED screen. Furthermore, the South Korean manufacturer introduced its ‘Infinity’ QLED 8K TV, which holds 99 percent of screen space.

As we increasingly spend more time behind a screen for both work and entertainment purposes, companies are striving to become the go-to solution for consumers this decade.

Check out the rest of the key announcements from CES 2020 by clicking here.

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