Published on August 24th, 2020 | by Emergent Enterprise0
Oculus Quest vs. Pico Neo 2 Eye – Which is Better for Business?
We can be pretty confident that future use cases of enterprise VR will be with standalone headsets. Oculus Quest is the first big contender in that space but a new product from Pico called the Neo 2 Eye is a worthy competitor. Lorne Fade of VR Vision has a side-by-side comparison of the Neo 2 Eye and the Quest and he shares some interesting observations. It appears to me that even though the Neo 2 Eye has many similar features it is difficult for developers like Pico to go up against the Facebook-backed Quest. Based on this article, the Neo Eye 2 doesn’t bring that much more to the table but it costs twice as much. That’s a tough decision for companies especially when they want to buy many devices. All that being said, it is good to see other companies pushing Oculus to innovate and improve.
Photo Source: Pico
Looking back over the years as we moved from PC-powered virtual reality systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, to the advent of standalone headsets like the Oculus Go and Pico Neo — A clear revolution has begun and we are starting to see some of the features we had been waiting for in a standalone headset. The Oculus Quest came in late 2018 and consumers were raving at the ease and simplicity of use for such a device. Fast forward to 2020 and we have a new contender on the scene with the Pico Neo 2 Eye.
Today we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of the Pico Neo 2 and see just how well it matches up compared to its rival the Oculus Quest.
P.S. Thanks to Will & the team at Pico for sending us a Pico Neo 2 Eye for review and testing!
Pico Neo 2 Eye
When first putting on the headset the first thing I noticed is that the visual fidelity has been improved greatly — we are looking into the lens of a true 4k crystal clear headset which is on par if not better than the Oculus Quest display currently. This coming with built-in eye-tracking and foveated rendering makes it a real contender in the realm of virtual reality standalone devices, especially for enterprise usage.
I also noticed that the weight disparity with the headset has been greatly improved versus its predecessors, the Pico team has done a great job in ensuring the headset is as comfortable as possible and almost feels (after 5 minutes of use) that you aren’t wearing a headset at all.
Another important note with the Pico Neo 2 Eye is that they have upgraded the chipset to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is a small bump in speed over the Oculus Quest’s 835 chip. For full specs, you can check out the Pico Neo Website.