In recent months we have enjoyed a lot of home cinema, but we have had to settle for little 50, 60 or 80 inch screens from our televisions. Cinera Edge suggests you change your TV for a 1,200-inch screen with 5K resolution, without leaving your chair.
It seems crazy, but we are talking about virtual reality glasses focused on cinema and series, although its creators have been very careful not to use these two words (virtual reality) even once in the KickStarter campaign. Perhaps because they do not want them to be associated with disastrous experiences such as Google Cardboard, Daydream and ultimately all virtual reality for mobiles, which has done so much damage to the medium, due to its very low quality.
What exists now, Oculus Quest, PC virtual reality, it’s another generation, it dont have any relation to. And anyone who has tried quality virtual reality knows that movies can be viewed on a giant cinema screen. You really look at a 300, 400, or 1,200-inch panel as claimed Cinera Edge, thanks to the magic of amplifying lenses:
There are two problems with current virtual reality glasses for watching movies: their excessive weight, which ends up tiring at the end of a movie, and the resolution, which in most models does not reach 1080p. Cinera Edge He claims to have solved these two problems.
The first is obvious to the naked eye in the video: they are much lighter and seem more comfortable than any RV glasses. This has been possible thanks to the use of micro-OLED panels. A new type of OLED that maintains high resolution in a small size. And with a DCI-P3 extended color gamut.
Its screen reaches 5K resolution, but with a small trap. There are two panels, one for each eye, and each one has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, so that is the real resolution that we are going to see. But thanks to the use of micro-LEDs, the definition we notice is more than 2.5K, with nothing less than 3,515 dots per inch, seven times more than an iPhone 11 Pro.
And thanks to virtual reality we are going to see everything on a 1,200-inch screen as if we were looking at it 20 meters away. With a 66 degree viewing angle, very close to 70 degrees of an IMAX screen.
The lenses have hardware IPD settingThat is, they can be separated or put together to place them exactly in the center of each person’s eyes. And even diopters can be adjusted in real time with a button, so that people who wear glasses do not need them while watching the movie.
To obtain the complete experience, it has 4 independent speakers in each earpiece, with which you obtain Dolby Digital 5.1 certified sound.
And what kind of content can we see? We are facing autonomous glasses with a Cortex A17 quad-core processor at 1.8 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM (4 GB for the Pro version) and 16 GB of storage (32 GB for the Pro version). It uses Android and is compatible with Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video apps, etc.
It also has micro SD slot to play your own videos, and HDMI 2.0 connector to connect a PC or a player and watch movies on Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D.
By having two real independent displays, one for each eye, you don’t have to use the old tricks of 3D TVs to watch 3D movies, so you don’t dim your screen or lose resolution.
You can also connect a console, and play PS4 or Nintendo Switch games on a 1,200-inch screen.
In summary, we are before virtual reality glasses designed to watch movies or series, which a priori guarantee a spectacular experience, at least on paper.
At KickStarter they have already raised 40 times more than they needed to. The basic version without HDMI or Dolby Digital costs 400 euros, 45% cheaper than when it is put on sale in stores, in December. The Pro version, with these two accessories and more memory, rises to 489 euros.