By Rob Enderle for Techspective
What was fascinating about the Meta Quest 3 launch this week was that not only is this a far better product than the Meta Quest 2 was, but that the concept of the Metaverse was only mentioned twice in passing, largely because the consumer metaverse isn’t really a thing yet.
What was fascinating about the Meta Quest 3 launch this week was that not only is this a far better product than the Meta Quest 2 was, but that the concept of the Metaverse was only mentioned twice in passing, largely because the consumer metaverse isn’t really a thing yet. This is the first use of the new Qualcomm XR2 technology that expands the capabilities of this class of headsets significantly.
However, the industrial metaverse is a thing, and having a low-cost tool that can be used to explore and interact with it could do some interesting things for digital collaboration. Along those lines, a new VR collaboration product that makes use of the Meta Quest 3 is coming to market called “Campfire.”
Let’s talk about Meta Quest 3 and Campfire this week.
Meta Quest 1 wasn’t that great, but none of the first-generation VR headsets were that great because of their cost constraints. Generally, it’s better to bring out a viable, expensive product and make having it a status symbol than to bring out something that doesn’t perform at a more attractive price. This is because you can always reduce the price over time, but once a low price is set, increasing the price seldom works.
As a result, Meta didn’t build the support it needed for future offerings. Meta Quest 2, while better, still fell well short of what was needed, though, for its time, it was arguably the best VR headset in the market that was also affordable. It was usable, though people seemed to lose interest in it over time because the promise of a metaverse experience we wanted was mostly vapor.
With Meta Quest 3, we get a product that is far closer to ideal with a massive improvement in resolution, wider field of view, and a better user experience. This is the first of the set that feels like a value. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for that killer app or game to make this thing a hot product.
(As a side note, they also launched Ray-Ban smart glasses with a display and a built-in camera, which could kind of work like a dash cam for your head. I’ve had need of that several times when attacked, and I needed to report it. Ironically, the first time that happened was due to a home break-in that was orchestrated on Facebook. So, personally, I may be more interested in the glasses than Meta Quest 3.)
Campfire is a coming remote collaboration application that was designed to work with tools like Meta Quest 3 and allows for a professional level of interaction around a rendered product…
Read the full article to learn more about Campfire and Meta Quest 3: The Qualcomm-Powered Meta Quest 3: Could ‘Campfire’ Make it a Collaborative Game Changer?
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