Chinese Netflix iQiyi Releases $ 4 300K Standalone Headphones

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  • The new iQiyi VR headset designed for multimedia content

iQiyi, the subsidiary of Baidu (the Chinese equivalent of Google), has just released a 3 Dof standalone virtual reality headset with 4K display at just $ 300. Presentations ...

Little known to the European public, the Chinese company iQiyi is very much in the country of the Middle Kingdom. This subsidiary of the giant Chinese search engine which also offers streaming content on the Internet like Netflix is ​​also present in virtual reality. The company has just released its third virtual reality headset. A headset designed above all for watching multimedia content.



The new iQiyi VR headset designed for multimedia content

The iQiyi company had already released two virtual reality headsets before this one. At the beginning of 2018, the Chinese firm was already releasing a first stand-alone headset based on a Snapdragon 821. Later in the year, the Baidu subsidiary released a second based, this time on a Snapdragon 835 processor. This new model is, in fact, an improvement of the previous one. Its main peculiarity is its price which drops below 300 dollars. However, at this price, the quality of the definition is not at a discount.

For comparison, it offers a 4K definition as good as that of an HP Reverb, which is double the price. Some experts believe that at this price, it is possible that iQiyi sells it at a loss or does not make a profit. The headset is actually designed to watch multimedia content like those offered by Chinese Netflix services. It is however possible to play games however, the headset only offers 3 degrees of freedom, this limits the interaction. The Chinese manufacturer has above all placed the emphasis on comfort, price and of course resolution.





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