There are currently two types of VR headsets: smartphone-based like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, as well as PC-based, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Both offer low-end and high-end VR experience, respectively.
There’s really nothing in the middle of yet, but at the conference of Oculus Connect 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to change this situation. He said an independent autonomous VR headset does not require phone or a PC will occupy this space and said Facebook-owned Oculus is building one.
VR headset prototype autonomous, Zuckerberg showed on stage as well as the Oculus Rift, just sans the cables required for connection to a PC.
On the back of the headset it is that appears to be a single processor unit. A prototype headset also has a built-in headphones just like on the Rift.
Oculus VR is not only the only company engaged in the development of independent VR headset. Both companies Qualcomm and Intel unveiled a prototype of its own independent VR headset this year.
Zuckerberg says Oculus is working on a standalone VR headset… that slots in between mobile VR (Gear VR) and PC VR (Rift) pic.twitter.com/27mjU13R9r
— Raymond Wong 💾📼🍕 (@raywongy) October 6, 2016