February 23, 2023 – DPVR, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of virtual reality (VR) headsets, has announced that its E4 headset is now shipping. In addition, the company has also announced a range of improvements and enhanced features for the VR headset, which the company stated will make the E4 device more preferable to gamers and VR enthusiasts.
DPVR first announced the launch of the E4 in November last year, with an aim of targeting the consumer market for tethered PC VR headsets. Prior to E4’s launch, the company’s efforts were primarily directed towards the B2B market, with a specialized focus on the education and medical industries.
One of the most notable new features for the E4 device is its improved compatibility. DPVR has updated its device to address incompatibility issues with some models of AMD graphics cards. The updates now mean that the VR headset is accessible to a wider range of users.
Another significant improvement to the DPVR E4, according to the company, is the addition of IPD (interpupillary distance) adjustment software functionality. DPVR stated that users will be able to adjust the IPD on their E4 devices across a range of 50-80mm, allowing a wide range of users to utilize the device to match their own size requirements.
Having accurate IPD settings can help users to get a clear image on their VR devices, as well as reduce eye strain. By comparison, the Meta Quest 2 supports a maximum IPD range of 56-70mm, however, this is enough of a range to accommodate about 95% of adults, according to Meta. Still, with the E4’s stated range, it means DPVR’s device offers more than double the IPD range of the Quest 2, allowing for potentially more comfortable and immersive VR experiences for a wider range of users.
The E4 also comes with a 120Hz DP cable, which the company noted ensures a more stable and smoother image transmission, making it perfect for gaming, watching movies, and experiencing virtual reality content.
Other device features of the DPVR E4 include 6DoF controllers, a 4K display resolution and a 120-degree field of view (FoV). Additionally, the device is lightweight and weighs just 280g, making it more comfortable to wear for extended periods according to the company. The headset is also compatible with SteamVR, meaning users can access a vast array of VR gaming titles and applications from the Steam content library.
DPVR has confirmed that its E4 VR headset is now shipping as of today, exclusively through the DPVR official website, with shipping to the USA and Europe becoming available via Amazon throughout March and April, respectively. Customers located in Japan can expect their headsets to ship in mid-March, according to the company.
For more information on DPVR and its E4 virtual reality headset designed for gamers, please visit the company’s website.
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