In my earlier article, I have explained the fundamentals of XR and the type of XR, and the popular devices in those XR types. ARVR is not the only about Head-Mounted Display(HMD) devices. There is an ever-growing list of Google ARCore supported smartphones/tablets and ARKit is being supported in recent Apple phones. But still, when when it comes to AR and VR devices, the first thing that comes in mind is head-mounted display devices (HMD), however, the newer mobile phones/tablets are now coming with AR/VR support with a minimal set of tools attached.
Similarly, when it comes to ARVR Headsets, only a few names come in our mind, like Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLens, MagicLeap, Oculus, GearVR, but the list is really big and growing fast. CES 2020 has seen many new entrants in the segment.
In this article, I am trying to curate a list of XR device manufacturers and the devices they have produced so far, and producing in the near future. I am not categorizing the list in AR, VR, or MR but it just the XR.
- There are more than 10 manufacturers trying to make normal looking XR glasses.
- There are number of competitive offerings from manufacturers other than the top known ones (Google, Microsoft)
- While some big brands are in catch-up game, but few new entrants are much ahead in the game.
- Near human eye resolution is achieved, and it’s not by the big players.
- Near human eye Field Of View is achieved, and it’s not by the big players.
- 60% of the XR devices are Android (AOSP) based.
The Detailed List
Please find the detailed list from 70+ manufacturers and their 150+ XR devices in my article at XR Practices Medium Publication
So far article mentions 65+ XR device manufacturers, and 100+ devices may be. I have not included a list for Mobile VR, you can find many such vendors building VR boxes, just by searching in Amazon, Flipcart or similar eCommerce website. So the overall list is even bigger and growing day by day.
There are a number of peripherals that are also being manufactured for XR devices such as haptic gloves, jackets, and hats, we have not taken them into the account yet.
Lets now build more use cases using these devices and solve some real issues being faced by humanity. We are going through the COVID time, and we have seen usage of XR in Health, let’s try to solve some more, build more solutions which promote hygiene, touch-less, remove working, etc. More we use these devices, sooner they will reach in our price range.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if I have missed any, will include them.