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Varjo XR-4: The Next Generation of Mixed Reality

Finnish mixed reality powerhouse Varjo is pushing the boundaries of immersive technology with its latest flagship headset, the XR-4. This high-end device boasts groundbreaking mixed reality capabilities, delivering an outside world view so lifelike and realistic, it's hard to distinguish from the real thing.While the XR-4's top-tier Focal Edition garners attention for its impressive 51 pixels per-degree (PPD) passthrough resolution, the more affordable standard edition still packs a serious punch with its 33 PPD resolution.

Priced at $4,000, the XR-4 standard edition represents a significant leap forward in mixed reality technology, offering a truly immersive experience at a more accessible price point.The XR-4's exceptional passthrough view is made possible by its cutting-edge camera system, which captures the real world with unparalleled clarity. This high-resolution feed is then seamlessly blended with the virtual environment, creating a seamless and immersive mixed reality experience.In addition to its impressive passthrough capabilities, the XR-4 standard edition also features dual 2080x2340 MicroLED displays, delivering stunning 200 PPD resolution per eye.

This exceptional visual fidelity ensures that virtual content appears razor-sharp and realistic, making the XR-4 ideal for a wide range of applications, from design and engineering to training and simulation.The XR-4 standard edition also comes equipped with inside-out tracking as the default, eliminating the need for external sensors. This simplifies setup and makes the headset more portable, ideal for on-the-go use. Additionally, the headset features built-in audio and Varjo's own controllers, providing a complete mixed reality experience in a single package.

Varjo XR-4 Specs, Price, Editions, and Release Date

XR-4 Focal Edition

Display2x mini-LED (200 nits with local dimming),
96% DCI-P3 colors
Resolution3,840×3,744 (14.4MP)
Pixels Per-degree (claimed)51
Refresh Rate90Hz
OpticsFull-dome aspheric
Field-of-view (claimed)120° × 105°
Pass-through viewYes (51 PPD)
Optical AdjustmentsIPD (automatic)
IPD Adjustment Range56–72mm

Input & Output
Connectors1x DisplayPort,
1x USB-C
InputXR-4 controllers
AudioIn-headstrap speakers,
3.5mm aux port
Weight665g (headset) + 356g (headstrap)

Headset-trackingInside-out (no external beacons),
SteamVR Tracking (external beacons) [optional]
Controller-trackingHeadset-tracked (headset line-of-sight needed)
Eye-trackingYes (200Hz)
On-board cameras6x tracking,
2x RGB (20MP) eye-tracked auto-focus
Depth-sensorLiDAR (300 Kpix)

With its exceptional passthrough capabilities, stunning visual fidelity, and versatile features, the XR-4 standard edition sets a new benchmark for mixed reality headsets. At $4,000, it offers a compelling option for businesses and professionals seeking a truly immersive mixed reality experience without breaking the bank.

The article was written by Amit Caesar and bard

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