Facebooks newest proof-of-concept VR headset looks like a pair of sunglasses
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Facebook has shown off a new proof-of-concept virtual reality headset, and it has a completely different design than most other VR devices on the market today. Instead of a bulky contraption that covers up the top half of your face and has to be strapped to your head, this proof-of-concept headset looks kind of like a pair of large sunglasses that can sit comfortably on your ears.
Yet Facebook is billing this new device as not a pair of augmented reality glasses, as common conceptions of AR devices go, but a legitimate VR product. Theyre very thin, with a display thickness of less than 9mm, and Facebook claims they have a field of view thats comparable to todays consumer VR products. Heres a top-down view: