The 'Hacker Dev Kit' from 'OSVR' Made Its Debut at CES 2016

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 8, 2016
References: & digitaltrends
While there are a number of VR headsets on display at CES 2016, OSVR's 'Hacker Dev Kit' boasts several unique features that help it stand out from bigger brands such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear VR.

Unlike other companies, OSVR uses an open-source VR platform that allows any brand to produce its own hardware or software. This means that all of the schematics and source code for OSVR is available freely to whoever is interested. To complement its open-source design, the brand has produced a modular headset called the Hacker Dev Kit. This VR headset is equipped with a 1080p OLED panel with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, a camera for position-tracking, an IR faceplate and the unique ability to swap items from the screen to the sensor module. The headset also boasts a modular design that can be tweaked and adjusted to suit each user's individual needs.

The Hacker Dev Kit's open-source design makes it an excellent VR accessory for consumers who are interested in upgrading or customizing their headset to suit their specific needs.