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The $1,499 Quest Pro Is Meta’s VR Solution For Business

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new mixed-reality device designed for professionals, dubbed the Meta Quest Pro.



the $1499 quest pro is meta's vr solution for business

At Meta Connect 2022, a new device designed for business professionals has been unveiled, and it represents a considerable upgrade from the cheaper $399 Quest 2 device.

Meta’s new Quest Pro VR device aims to increase “social presence, productivity, and collaboration”, using advanced eye tracking and multiple virtual screens overlaid on top of your physical apartment or office space.

The Quest Pro features a unique “open periphery design,” which allows wearers to still see the world around them in their peripheral vision, with magnetic light blockers available if a more immersive experience is required.

Compared to the Quest 2, the new device sports a 40% thinner pancake lens, with better visuals and two LCDs that offer richer colors and far more contrast. The Quest Pro also provides 37% more pixels per inch, with the aforementioned eye-tracking technology and better facial recognition to render avatar expressions.

All New Controllers

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As well as a visual update, the Meta Quest Pro features all-new controllers with a more ergonomic design. Haptic feedback and triple sensors are present to track movement independently of the headset, enabling 360 degrees of motion. Finally, a stylus can be added to the bottom of each controller, allowing more creative options for Horizon Workrooms and other programs.

The new Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers have an upgraded, ergonomic design and haptic capabilities through the company’s TruTouch Haptics system. The controllers’ three built-in sensors are the biggest change, tracking movement independently of the headset to enable a 360-degree range of motion. You can also add a stylus to the bottom of the controllers, transforming them into writing utensils for Horizon Workrooms and other apps.

Bigger Battery, More Storage

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The Quest Pro runs on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ platform, which offers 50% more power than the Meta Quest 2, with better cooling ability. There’s a new curved battery too, offering improved balance and comfort, and it’s rechargeable via a 45W USB-C dock (along with the controllers).

Configuration options are lacking, with the Pro sporting 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Controllers and stylus tips are included in the price, along with the charging dock and magnetic light blockers, though optional accessories, such as a carrying case, will cost extra.


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NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier

The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.



neom airlines is saudi arabia's new tech-centric carrier

Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.

neom international airport

The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.

Also Read: ChatGPT Is Accelerating The AI Revolution In The Middle East

NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.

As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.

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