Techradar Story Reveals Samsung Headset Secrets, Bizarre Fly-Eyes Design
With lockdowns all over the world due to the Covid-19 virus, it seems only logical that at-home gaming would see a huge uptick in sales and usage. This week an article from techradar.com says the big surprise for 2021 gamers may have been leaked out in 2020. Get ready for what we’re calling “The Fly.”
In 2020, plans for a new Samsung Odyssey VR headset – complete with giant orange bug-eyes – were leaked online by a German tech device magazine (courtesy of LetsGoDigital). Now, the tech giant has been awarded patents for the device in Europe, which reveals further details about the way it looks, as well as giving a first look at a new controller to go along with it.
The Samsung Odyssey HMD (head-mounted display) was released back in 2017 as the first stand-alone mixed reality headset from the Korean manufacturer, and was followed swiftly by the Samsung Odyssey+ in 2018 – but neither device caught fire with gamers.
While rival products have gained popularity in the years since – the PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest 2 among them – the Odyssey hasn’t yet earned a new update, suggesting Samsung likely invested in developing a new design.
The device’s design has garnered a positive reaction from the website’s writer:
“Seemingly drawing inspiration from insectoids’ faceted eyes, the bright orange frontal features mark a stark departure from the straighter, more boxy designs of other VR headsets (last-gen Odyssey included), and suggest wider viewing angles and a generally more comfortable experience for the user (VR headsets are notoriously unwieldy bits of kit).”
New plans, also uncovered by LetsGoDigital, show a stylish rear design and ergonomic round shape. The images also reveal smaller, more joystick-like controllers compared to the original accessories, with glossy silver toggles and a wider base. It has similarities to Oculus, rather than Odyssey, except for the bug eyes.
Beyond these images, Samsung has yet to announce a name or date for its release. While the company registered a trademark for the name “Galaxy Space” in October 2020, it’s unknown if that’s the name planned for the VR project.
And who wouldn’t want to look like The Fly? It might even make for an interesting covid mask. Seeflection.com will keep you informed on what Samsung eventually decides to do with the headset.
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