Meta, the group behind Facebook, WhatsApp, and Insta, will soon be releasing glasses to replace laptops. The price - is high.
As early as September, Mark Zuckerberg wants to introduce data glasses that he internally calls a “laptop for the face”.
According to the meta boss, "Project Cambria", which is the official code name, is a high-end device "that focuses more on work applications and will ultimately replace notebooks or offices". In addition, Meta gives the VR glasses their own operating system, including office applications and other web-based tools.
You can then work in the virtual office. The idea behind the project - and probably one of the most important use cases: Instead of struggling with a laptop with a small display, you can create your own workspace and have several virtual screens of any size floating in front of you.
Sensors recognize facial expressions and transmit them to avatars
"On the hardware side, Meta Quest 2 continues to be the leading virtual reality headset. Later this year, we'll release a higher-end headset, codenamed Project Cambria, which will be more focused on work use cases and eventually replace [sic] your laptop or work setup.
This premium device will have improved ergonomics and full-color passthrough mixed reality to seamlessly blend virtual reality with the physical world." The premium model should also contain sensors for eye-tracking and facial expressions.
For example, during meetings with colleagues in virtual space, emotions can be transferred to the avatar in real-time. “the best metaverse experience – whether you're playing a game or meeting with co-workers in Horizon Workrooms”.
Zuckerberg said at an investor meeting. If desired, "Project Cambria" can also display real objects in the VR image. This can be, for example, a writing pad on which you make notes or from which you want to read information.
VR glasses won't come cheap What we know about the costs so far: According to current reports that the new model would cost around 800 US dollars, Meta spoke up and corrected the value. Now it is clear - the price for the glasses will be "significantly higher".