A year after Facebook released its Connect conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and showed off prototype VR headsets on social media. Whether these are anything related to products to come remains to be seen.VR headset, and weeks before Facebook's VR and AR-focused
Both headset demos came from a visit by the execs to Facebook Reality Labs Research, Facebook's future-forward research lab whereleads development of VR/AR hardware ideas well beyond the current consumer tech Facebook is selling now. Some of the prototype concepts could still be years away.
Notably, Zuckerberg's headset has "retina level" resolution, the CEO said, but looks more like a standard VR headset. A few very expensive VR headsets like the already have extremely high resolution, but can cost thousands of dollars. Bosworth's headset, meanwhile, looks more like a glasses-sized pair of VR goggles.
The timing is interesting. HTC has its own Connect conference is on Oct. 28. We still don't know for sure whether that conference will announce future VR hardware or not. Zuckerberg has already discussed ideas for an upcoming Oculus Quest Pro headset, which could have more sensors and a higher resolution, in a earlier this year., and Facebook's developer-focused