Motorola and Verizon have collaborated to make a 5G neckband to permit VR headsets and AR sensible glasses to be lighter and extra scalable units.
Motorola refers back to the new machine as a 5G XR neckband. In keeping with Engadget, the principle neckband module measures 2.1-by-3.8-inches and weighs 3.5 ounces (100 grams). Inside you will discover a Snapdragon Eight Gen 1 processor with energy supplied by a 5,000mAh battery. There’s additionally an embedded gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and GPS. On the outside there is a touchpad, a SIM card slot, and a sturdy band permitting the machine to hold comfortably round your neck.
What you’ll be able to’t see within the single picture Motorola launched is a “trapezoid-shaped module” sitting across the again of the band weighing 2.6 ounces (75 grams) and containing a loud speaker. Unfold throughout the back and front modules, in addition to alongside the band, is an array of 5G antennae to permit entry to Verizon’s 5G Extremely Wideband community.
By shifting wi-fi communications, processing energy, and audio output to a separate machine situated round an individual’s neck, Motorola is opening the best way for a lot lighter and cheaper digital actuality headsets and augmented actuality glasses to be developed. Within the picture above, the neckband is being worn by somebody who’s additionally carrying Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 headset, which might now be simplified.
Brian Mecum, Vice President of Machine Know-how at Verizon, mentions the mix of neckband and “ultra-lightweight AR sensible glasses” as being helpful for sports activities coaching and fan experiences, but in addition each shopper and enterprise purposes throughout a variety of fields. There isn’t any phrase on pricing or availability but, although.
May all of us be carrying sun shades and neckband combos within the coming years? We’ll have to attend and see, however the performance of the 5G XR neckband is already provided in a rising variety of smartphones, which suggests the neckband might be simplified to combine with the handset you are already carrying round in a pocket.