Unlike Neo CV, the flagship of the Chinese company, this new model cuts in some of the features such as absolute positioning, to offer more options to users.
Pico Interactive has announced Goblin Peak, a new autonomous viewer designed for those consumers who do not require all the features that Pico Neo CV includes, the flagship of the company, or who are simply looking for a cheaper autonomous alternative. Goblin is designed so that users can enjoy games and content quickly and wherever they want, since it is completely autonomous, that is, it does not require a mobile or PC.
As for its features it includes Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 5.5″ Super Fast TFT LCD screen at 70Hz with a resolution of 2560×1440, 92º FOV, 3GB RAM memory, 16GB internal storage, microSD cards up to 128GB, interpupillary distance settings, blue light reduction, autonomy of 3 hours, weight less than 420g, tape-based fastening system, and a controller for a hand without absolute positioning. The viewfinder also has only 3 degrees of freedom. The operation and applications are similar to Gear VR and Daydream, not having absolute positioning and bring standard controller one hand.
“We created Pico Goblin to free people from the rough RV,” he said Mr. Liuhuabing, vice president of design at Pico Interactive. “There are no complicated technical settings, hooking cables or phone need. We want the barrier to entry to standalone VR viewers to be as low as possible, giving the user flexibility. Goblin Peak will do exactly that and at an affordable price.”
At the moment, there is no price or release date for any of the Pico models, but they are expected to be available later this year. They have also not indicated if it will be compatible with any of the main mobile platforms like Daydream. Both Goblin and Neo CV, will be present at the E3 that will take place from June 13.