Tessco Technologies, the maker of the world’s first virtual reality headset, has a new hardware offering for consumers looking to buy into the nascent market for virtual reality.
Tessco announced today that it has signed up more than 10,000 companies to its VR ecosystem, and the company is launching a new product in the form of a $499 Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.
The company also announced that it is offering a $250 rebate to consumers who buy a new Oculus Rift headset, with the rebate amount increasing from $100 to $300 depending on the type of headset purchased.
The new Oculus VR headset is the first consumer-grade virtual reality system to support stereoscopic 3D video, Tessco said in a blog post announcing the new Oculus gear.
The new VR goggles will be compatible with existing Oculus headsets, as well as newer VR headsets from companies such as Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, HTC, and Oculus Rift, as previously announced.
“As VR headsets continue to expand, we have seen more and more people using these new devices, and we want to make sure that they’re available to everyone,” said Tessco CEO and co-founder Sam Roth.
“That’s why we’re announcing this new VR product and rebate offer, and are partnering with some of the leading VR headsets to help get you started.
The first VR headset that supports stereoscopic video is the Oculus Rift.
This headset is designed to deliver a full VR experience in a compact and lightweight package, with a comfortable strap for long-term comfort.”
In addition to the new VR headset, Tessko is launching the Tessco T4-T6 headset for VR.
The Tessco headset is made for high-end users, offering a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, and a wide viewing angle.
The headset has a 4K screen and uses the T4 chip for a display.
The T4 headset will also support stereoscopy and is designed for users who want to use it in an indoor or outdoor environment.
The T4 offers a 1080p panel with a wide angle, an integrated mic and a 3D audio jack for immersive audio.
The Tessco VR goggles also support 3D tracking and virtual reality, with Tessco stating that it supports the following types of tracking: “Eye tracking, head tracking, finger tracking, gaze tracking, motion tracking, and positional tracking.”