The latest news includes information not only about new smartphones and tablets, but also about other interesting gadgets. These include details of L'Oreal and Apple's development of an anti-aging sensor and facts about a new wireless headset from a little-known Chinese firm, Shadow Creator.
Shadow Creator VR Headset
VR devices have appeared not so long ago. Their market is small. However, it was conditionally divided among themselves by Oculus VR (producing the Oculus Rift), HTC (with the development of Vive) and Sony, producing the PS VR device.
This distribution of spheres of influence in this area was not agreed by Shadow Creator experts from China. They have developed a VR headset that allows you to immerse yourself in virtual space.
The product is wireless, has an open source code, top-end hardware. All of these are sold at a good price that will suit most users.
The new product was named Shadow VR. Its hardware is based on the Snapdragon 835 chipset, developed in 2017. It has been installed on many smartphones and has proven itself to be good.
The device is powered by a 3400 mAh battery via the USB Type-C connector, which is now at the peak of its popularity. Another interesting point was the possibility of wired power supply to the headset. To do this, you just need to connect it with the supplied wire to the power source.
Fresnel lenses are responsible for the optical support here, the main advantages of which are their small thickness, ensuring a large viewing angle (1100) and less distortion compared to other lenses. The Shadow VR display has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
In addition, the package includes two controllers equipped with 6 degrees of freedom. Their design provides for the placement of everything necessary for control - buttons, trackpads. Sensors that allow tracking the spatial changes of the helmet are located inside its shell.
The Chinese consider the price to be the main advantage of their product. It is equal to 399 US dollars. This is very good considering the rich equipment and generous package of the device.
Product co-developed by L'Oreal and Apple
Doctors say that a large amount of ultraviolet radiation is harmful to the skin, it can even lead to cancer.
L'Oreal specialists have long been engaged in the development of devices that help reduce the level of UV exposure to humans. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV device was recently introduced to track the effects of such radiation. It helps users improve skin health.
This sensor has a number of features. Apple engineers actively contributed to its formation. It is designed with the custom needs of this company's hobbyists in mind. Apple HealthKit app allows you to track the amount of UV radiation that reaches the sensor owner. Naturally, the device can be easily integrated with it.
When connecting to a mobile gadget, NFC is used. This allowed us not to burden the product with a power supply or battery.
L'Oreal, in turn, has developed a program that allows you to advise users on how to keep UV exposure at the desired level.
Last year, the Technological Incubator of this company presented an analogue of the sensor, but the prototype was attached to the human nail plate. It was not very convenient, so the research continued.
It is known that the new product has the ability to measure the level of UV-A rays that penetrate deep into the human skin. This causes their early aging. Knowing these rays helps the sensor track UV-B rays exposure. The latter are more harmful, a large number of them lead to skin burns and cancer.
The product costs less than $ 60. For now, you can only buy it on the Apple website or in the company's stores. Availability will likely rise soon if it is in demand.
The Topic of Article: Announcing Wireless VR Headset and Anti-Aging Sensor.