What We Delivered

Key Objectives

VR has come a long way since its inception, yet current headsets still face a number of design issues which detracts from the overall experience. DisplayLink approached us with the challenge of designing a headset which would solve these issues and ultimately feels like it’s not there, allowing for a fully immersive VR experience. This presents a number of challenges, primarily in that existing VR headsets require a tethered connection which inhibits movement. What’s more, such a solution needed to carefully balance thermal management, manufacturability, functionality and performance, all within a seamless, ergonomic design.

Result

We generated a number of early designs to communicate a clear understanding of the specific needs of the client, both in terms of the requirements for the headset as well as manufacturing processes. The resulting design allows for an elegant headset that delivers a game-changing VR experience, allowing for uninhibited movement and the possibility for multiple simultaneous users, in effect revolutionising the VR experience. The headset unlocks a host of potential applications in gaming, simulation, education and commerce. Users can run, jump, duck and dive in a fully immersive, cable-free environment.

“The considerable knowledge and experience of the team at DesignEdge allowed the concept to quickly evolved into a fully functional reference design fit for small volume production. The product has gone on to be the centre stage attraction at our stand at CES 2018 and helped promote wireless VR.”

Jason YoungHardware Engineering Manager, DisplayLink (UK) Limited
DisplayLink VR

Unlocking a whole new range of applications

DisplayLink XR technology enables a wireless VR experience, freeing the user from a long cable tether while delivering uncompromising video quality and latency indistinguishable from a wired solution. DisplayLink XR frees the VR user experience into a whole new level.

Feature 1

DisplayLink XR technology enables a wireless VR experience, freeing the user from a long cable tether while delivering uncompromising video quality and latency indistinguishable from a wired solution.

Feature 2

A clever adaptor clip allows a safe, secure and adjustable fit to multiple head straps while supporting the connector cable. A separate battery dock compliments the overall aesthetic and provides easy-swap fast charging.

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Feature 3

Sculptured form factor is shaped to fit around your head and provide user comfort. The lightweight design features a quick access battery compartment and provides up to 180 minutes of game time.

Feature 4

DisplayLink's customised DL-8020 chip supports 4K resolution VR displays, enabling VR headsets with up to 4 megapixels per eye resolution while delivering massive video bandwidth and a highly integrated single chip solution.