LOS ANGELES, California—February 13, 2023—Bigscreen today unveiled Bigscreen Beyond, the world’s smallest VR headset. Weighing just 127 grams and measuring less than 1-inch at its thinnest point, Beyond has an unprecedented form factor that is 6X lighter than competing VR devices. Beyond features ultra-high resolution OLED displays, custom pancake optics, and tethers to a PC for ultimate VR immersion. Each device is custom-built to the shape of a customer’s face, providing unparalleled comfort for long duration VR experiences.
"As passionate VR enthusiasts, we built the VR headset we wanted for ourselves," said Darshan Shankar, Bigscreen’s Founder & CEO. "Today’s leading VR headsets have doubled in weight compared to headsets from 2016. We built Beyond because we felt VR was too heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable. We invented new technologies to increase comfort, and developed ultra-high-end components like OLED microdisplays and pancake optics to increase immersion. To deliver the best software experience for watching movies in Bigscreen, we also had to build the best hardware with Bigscreen Beyond."
Next-generation displays and optics
Inside Bigscreen Beyond are two OLED displays, each with a resolution of 2560 x 2560 pixels. The combined 5120 x 2560 pixel resolution is 2-3X higher resolution than leading VR headsets. Tiny 7.2-μm wide pixels, RGB stripe subpixels, and an incredible fill factor solves a distracting problem in VR known as the Screen Door Effect. With Beyond, pixels are no longer visible to the eye.
"Instead of one-size-fits-all consumer electronics, we believe VR headsets should be a custom-fit wearable device more like prescription eyewear."
—Philip Krejov, Head of Hardware