After a long wait, Panasonic’s Shiftall will launch its MeganeX VR headset within the next couple of months. The virtual reality headset will cost $1,700 and arrive in two versions: the standard MeganeX and MeganeX Business Edition.
First shown at CES 2020 as a prototype, the MeganeX VR headset is uniquely designed to look like sealed round glasses, making it the smallest VR headset right now. The Shiftall headset will run on the Snapdragon XR1 and come in two editions, the standard MeganeX priced at $1,700 and a Business Edition without an official price tag yet.
MeganeX works as a standalone headset with inside-out 6DoF tracking and PC VR with SteamVR base stations. The display boasts 2,560 × 2,560 per eye from dual micro-OLED displays with HDR, 120 Hz refresh rate, and the new pancake lens. It is worth pointing out that micro-OLED is the display type with the best visual performance for VR, achieving the best contrast ratios, slim size and low weight combined with excellent brightness levels.
However, the most impressive aspect of the new MeganeX VR goggles is the feathery weight of just 250 grams and the incredibly small form factor. This VR headset might be the smallest HMD out right now.
Jakob Pii is Writer at VR Expert and currently lives in the UK. He started his career in VR gaming in 2015 and has stayed in XR since, from exposure therapy in VR to 360-degree video documentaries. He is fascinated by how emerging technologies change how we live, play and work.