Among the virtual reality headsets, there were two schools. Very powerful and high-end headsets such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive which requires a very powerful PC to operate and headsets using a smartphone such as the Gear VR or even Homido. From now on, it will be necessary to count with Storm Mirror, a helmet which embeds all the necessary electronics.
Storm Mirror is resolutely at the top of the range with its 3K screen offering a resolution of 1620 * 2880 pixels for 705 ppi and a field of vision of 110 degrees. In order to make it work, the headset has a Snapdragon 820 processor on board, which notably equips very high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 or the OnePlus 3.
The Chinese headset also has 4 GB of RAM as well as a 5.000 mAh battery using the 3.0 rapid charging system. The advertised battery life is 4 hours of use, which is more than necessary for most typical VR uses. The Storm Mirror offers the Magic UI 2.0 custom interface for which details may have filtered out at the moment.
The characteristics of the screen and the on-board processor therefore offer a power that does not have much to envy the best headphones. Free from a connection to a PC and without the weight of a smartphone, the Storm Mirror virtual reality headset therefore not only offers total freedom of movement but is also the lightest on the market for great comfort during use. long duration. With only 230 grams on the scale, the helmet should not pose any problems of discomfort over time.
Like many competitors, the headset can be tuned and therefore people with sight problems can use it without glasses. On the design side, the headset offered by Matrix is quite close to the Gear VR. Very innovative, the Storm Mirror therefore reconciles the best of virtual reality without making any compromises. The headset is only available in China for the moment at a price of 2499 yuan, or a little less than 350 euros. Note that the manufacturer has not, for the moment, specified the list of compatible applications.