Facebook’s whopping US$2 billion acquisition of Oculus has reignited the virtual reality headset market. As one of the new entrants to the burgeoning sector, Beijing-based ANTVR recently released three products, including the ANTVR headset, ANTVR camera and Jitao, a VR goggles set which is smartphone compatible.

ANTVR’s headset is equipped with a 6-inch HD display, with 1920×1080/1.03 megapixel per eye. The sharp picture is projected through an aspherical lens, leaving no space for distortion. The device packs two built-in 9-axis IMU sensor for head rotation and movement tracking. Unlike Oculus which only runs games designed specifically for its hardware, ANTVR supports all mainstream platforms including PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Android devices. In addition, it can be worn without the need to take off your glasses.

This product is not in fact the debut of the ANTVR headset, as it is part of the ANTVR All-in-One Kit, a project which raised US$260,000 on a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. The company announced this time that the headset is on the Chinese market at a price tag of RMB1,499 (US$242).

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.