Oculus Quest 2 still too heavy? This Steam VR headset is four times lighter

Virtual reality developer Bigscreen is expanding into hardware, unveiling its self-proclaimed “world’s smallest VR headset”, the Beyond. This title is also not entirely without merit.

The beyond (opens in new tab) it’s about 5.6 inches long, two inches wide, and clocks in at just over four ounces barring any added accessories. For comparison purposes, the Oculus Quest 2, another lightweight VR headset, weighs nearly four times as much at 17.7 ounces. The company’s CEO, Darshan Shankar, told TechCrunch that as technology improved, VR headsets became bigger and bulkier. Heavier devices can cause neck strain, restricting the user’s movement and affecting gameplay. So Bigscreen decided to go the opposite way, creating a more comfortable and compact machine. Granted, it achieves some of that weight loss by offloading batteries and some components to the connected PC.

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