Meta 2 first impressions : AR feels closer than ever

The AR headset that could knock out Microsoft HoloLens.

Meta 2 first impressions

With HTC Vive and Oculus Rift invading our homes providing new sources of entertainment through virtual reality, augmented reality is still slowly but surely catching up in its own way.

Microsoft HoloLens is the most well known device though it’s far from the most accessible thanks to its hefty price tag and frankly, tiny field of view. But the HoloLens isn’t the only AR headset out there making waves. Meta’s second generation headset is getting closer to giving everyone a taste of what AR can really do.

The first Meta was closer in design to the Epson Moverio glasses where the Meta 2 employs a similar design to the HoloLen’s headgear. There’s a lot more going on in the front because of the 720p webcam, plus sensors that track your hands and location. On the back sits a nine-foot wire (like the one on the back of a Vive).

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