VR gear manufacturer, Idealens recently unveiled its second-generation virtual reality headset the Idealens K2. The upcoming VR headset is an autonomous VR device that aims to deliver an untethered, simple put-on-and-use experience. The idealens K2 has broken ground in a few places while trying to develop an untethered VR experience.
The Idealens K2 appear extremely easy to wear. The second-generation headset has no straps and no harnesses, it is just a simple metal frame, which goes over the user’s head. The headset is clamped from behind. There’s a thick layer of padding at the back of the headset and early reports indicate that it’s comfortable. The idealens K2 only weighs 295 grams (10.4 oz) but we are still curious if this style of design is comfortable for long use and exactly how secure it is.
The headset is autonomous, which means that, unlike other mobile virtual reality headsets, which use a smartphone for its screen and processor, the Idealens K2 has its own screen, its own processor, RAM, and even battery. The display on the headset measures 3.81-inch, it has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and for a pretty sharp pixel density of 771, a Samsung Exynos 7420, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 3.800 mAh battery.
The second-generation idealens sounds as powerful as a Samsung Galaxy S6 attached to the Samsung Gear VR2. Only the K2 comes with a much larger battery capacity, which is by no means a bad thing.
The K2 VR headset achieves super-low latencies of under 17 ms, which is well below the 20 ms limit for comfortable viewing. The K2 has a refresh rate of 90 Hz and it runs on what the company calls Ideal OS, which is a software based on Android. It’s controlled with two sets of hardware controls a touchpad on the right for navigation purposes and volume buttons on its left side.
It is said that the company is expected to launch its upcoming VR headset soon with Samsung’s newest top-tier processor the Exynos 8890. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available about availability and price on the Idealens K2, so we can’t even speculate on when the upgraded model will be released into the market.