Alternative products to Azure Kinect Developer Kit

5 alternative and related products to Azure Kinect Developer Kit

Azure Kinect Developer Kit
The new kinect, a peripheral with complex AI sensors

Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit and peripheral with artificial intelligence sensors for sophisticated computer vision and speech models. It combines a best in class depth sensor and spatial microphone array with a video camera and orientation sensor

5 Alternatives to Azure Kinect Developer Kit

$199 Standalone VR headset from Oculus (no PC!)

An all-new $199 standalone headset from Oculus, not tethered to PC. Oculus Go will sit above the Gear VR headset and under the Oculus Rift. The easiest way to experience VR (available early 2018).

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Alex Barrera
Alex Barrera- Founder at The Aleph Report & Tech.eu
Oculus is the obvious choice. If you aren't going for heavy VR experiences, the Go is the perfect entry.
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The Verge
For the past few years, consumer virtual reality headsets have mostly come in two flavors: tethered headsets that connect to a computer or console, and mobile ones that are powered by a smartphone. That's starting to change, and one of the major catalysts is the Oculus Go headset, which launches today in nearly two dozen countries.
CNNMoney
The Oculus Go is Facebook's first standalone headset. It's sleek, it's comfortable, and, most importantly, it costs just $200. Most VR systems cost at least $500. The standalone device makes for a more seamless experience than the flagship Oculus Rift or other high-end VR systems. It doesn't need cords, an expensive PC or a specific smartphone.
TechCrunch
Onstage at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new mobile headset called Oculus Go. According to Zuck, "it's the most accessible VR headset yet," it starts at $199 and it's going to ship early next year.
The Verge
Oculus is announcing a new standalone VR headset that will sit in the middle of its mobile Gear VR and high-end Oculus Rift headsets, called Oculus Go. Oculus Go will ship early next year for $199, only slightly more than the $129 Gear VR.
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Mixed reality is ready for business

HoloLens 2 offers the most comfortable and immersive mixed reality experience available—enhanced by the reliability, security, and scalability of cloud and AI services from Microsoft. $3,500 per device.

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The Verge
Microsoft's first unveiled its HoloLens 2 headset at Mobile World Congress back in February, promising a release later this year. Reuters now reports that the HoloLens 2 headset will go on sale in September. Microsoft's head of AI and research, Harry Shum, reportedly revealed next month's release date during an onstage appearance at the World Artificial Inte… See more
The Official Microsoft Blog
This evening at a press event to kickoff MWC Barcelona, I had the pleasure of joining CEO Satya Nadella and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman onstage to talk in depth about Microsoft's worldview for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. As part of today's press event, we also introduced the world to HoloLens 2.
TechCrunch
Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens 'mixed reality' headset at MWC Barcelona today. The new HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that's more comfortable to wear. Indeed, Microsoft says the device is three times ...
Mashable
Mobile World Congress is primarily a show for new phone announcements, but Microsoft showed rolled up to Barcelona with HoloLens 2. The new headset is sleeker-looking, more comfortable, and more powerful. But most importantly, HoloLens 2 has a much wider field of view (FOV) for greater mixed reality immersion.
YouTube
Microsoft is making a new HoloLens headset, called HoloLens 2. But, it's only getting sold to companies, not consumers. Meant for professionals who work with their hands and not on computers, the new HoloLens has an improved field of view and doesn't clip as much as the original.
CNET
Comfort, better visuals, easier to use with your hands. That's the takeaway from , Microsoft's follow-up to the Space Age goggles it announced four years ago. The technology behind the $3,500 HoloLens 2 device, which Microsoft calls "mixed reality," overlays computer images on the real world.
The Verge
Compared to the HoloLens we first saw demonstrated four years ago, the second version is better in nearly every important way. It's more comfortable, has a much larger field of view, and it's better able to detect real physical objects in the room.
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Minimalist, untethered, smartphone-powered AR headset

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Business Insider
Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer. Not the founders of Mira. As their fourth year at the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy at the University of Southern California approached, they were working on prototypes and seeking funding for a new device they hoped would supercharge the young and … See more
The Verge
When I first put on the Mira Prism augmented reality headset, I was skeptical. AR is a proven concept in fields like surgery and mechanics, but nobody's made a good pair of glasses for everyday use. They're not cheap enough, they're not sleek enough, and there's not enough to do on them.
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