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The Idealens K2 offers VR without wires or a phone

Shown at the Tokyo Game Show, the headset has an onboard processor, graphics card and battery.

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VR is exploding, but if there's one thing it lacks, it's mobility. Both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive require reams of cables connected to a (powerful) PC or laptop, meaning the immersive worlds they offer are still just that little bit confining.

The Idealens K2 aims to release you from those confines, providing wireless mobility and a built-in battery pack that's said to last for two hours.

Companies like Alienware and HP have tried to do this with backpack virtual reality, connecting headsets to a computer that you wear around your back. The Idealens K2 has an onboard CPU/GPU combo, meaning you won't need to lug any heavy equipment. It's not as powerful as a gaming computer, but it's a lot more mobile.

The headset is kitted out with a HD 1,080x1,200 OLED display, a 128GB SD card slot and Bluetooth support. The company also claims super comfort, with the Idealens said to offer instantaneous over-the-head support that fits to any head size or shape.

No announcements have yet been made as to the Idealens K2's availability.