Kopin Reveals “Smallest VR Headset”

In Client News by Ethan Rasiel

Road To VR reports that our client Kopin has partnered with GoerTek on a revolutionary new reference VR headset design. The aptly named ‘Elf VR’ headset is the smallest of its kind, integrating the Kopin’s ‘Lightning’ OLED micro display panels sporting a substantial 2k x 2k resolution.

Lighter virtual reality headsets with higher resolution displays are one of the most highly desired advances in virtual reality headsets. Road To VR reporter Paul James said, “Recently we reported on Samsung’s prototype OLED panels sporting a PPI (pixels per inch) figure of 858, nearly twice that of the current generation HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. Now, micro display specialist Kopin have unveiled a new reference design headset with displays that top even that.”

Each of the “Lightning” OLED micro display panels feature a 2048 x 2048 resolution, providing “binocular 4K image resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate”. Each diminutive display represents what James calls an “impressive 2940 pixels per inch” – five times the number on existing Samsung panels in the Vive and Rift.

To learn more about Kopin’s game-changing technology, read the full story from Road To VR.