Canon released MREAL S1 to the tethered MR headset

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Canon has officially released a corporate AR headset called MREAL S1, which requires access to a compatible PC workstation. MREAL S1 is a VR headset equipped with a see-through AR function. S1 is equipped with four front stereo cameras on the front end, two are used to provide AR perspective function of mixed reality view, and the other two are used for depth perception and position tracking.

It is worth mentioning that this device supports a head-mounted mode and can be used with one-handed/two-handed holding through a dedicated shell.

Canon has not announced the specific specifications, prices and delivery details of the product, but the Japanese official website shows that “this is the smallest and lightest MREAL series in history.” As can be seen from the picture above, the size of this device is like a regular smartphone.

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According to the official website pictures and text information, S1 re-examined the entire system including software. Canon reduced product cost and weight through image processing technology adjustments and other functional optimizations, and improved device portability.

In addition, unlike the MREAL Display MD-20 (with a resolution of 2560×1600 per eye, a field of view of 70 degrees x 40 degrees, and a weight of 620 grams), which also supports head-mounted and handheld modes, the handheld mode of S1 abandons the grip and turns A more concise shell is provided to realize one-handed/two-handed holding use.

As for the headwear mode, S1 chose a halo-style headband, and cancelled the overhead fixing component, set the adjustment knob at the forehead position, and at the same time adopted a cushioning pad that can improve comfort on the back of the head.

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