Canadian startup Sulon has recently announced the word’s first “all-in-one” AR/VR headset powered by AMD. Sulon today offered a sneak-peek into Sulon Q and it really sounds promising.
Sulon labels Sulon Q as “the world’s first and only all-in-one headset” for “virtual reality, augmented reality, and spatial computing.” Unlike other Virtual Reality headsets such as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, Sulon Q doesn’t require being tethered to a PC.
“Sulon Q headset lets you take every world anywhere thanks to its simple and intuitive all-in-one, tether-free, “wear and play” design. There are no confusing minimum specs to be concerned with.” said Dhan Balachand, CEO of Sulon Technologies Inc.
Sulon’s Q headset is powered by a quad-core AMD FX-8800P processor with 35W TDP and 8 Radeon R7 graphics cores, leveraging AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture. It is capable of driving the latest graphics APIs including DirectX12 and Vulkan, and able to render console-quality visuals on a 2560×1440 OLED display.
Sulon has used AstoundSound technology, which is used by the top game and entertainment studios, and offers 3D spatial audio output using the its 3.5mm audio jack in combination with custom spatially-optimized Sulon Q earbuds. It also includes dual noise-cancelling embedded microphones for voice communication.
This tether-free AIO headset from Sulon and AMD is basically a Windows 10 PC which will offer “Spatial computing” and let you enjoy
holographic computing interfaces by placing applications with a 110-degree field-of-view. Sulon Q will let you use gestures or wireless keyboard and mouse.
Currently there’s no word on Sulon Q’s price or availability but it is sure a project we should look forward to.
Seeing a big player like AMD -who is best known as maker of powerful processors and graphics cards, in VR scene is a great sign. VR and AR both are the next big things and participation of more players is making sure they see better development.
The sneak-peek has built-up hopes from Sulon and AMD and it will be interesting to see the outcome, when it does.