The Chinese startup showed a prototype of ultra-thin and lightweight VR glasses that can be worn for a long time.

The new glasses from EM3 startup Ether weigh about 37 g. The thickness is only 6.8 mm. Since 2014, many companies have tried to reduce the thickness of VR headsets, but due to optical limitations, this is difficult to achieve.

The developers said that a large number of VR headsets appear on the market today, but due to its weight and size, users experience physiological discomfort after about 20 minutes after starting to use.

Therefore, a VR headset must be made lighter to be used for other metaverse scenarios such as social media, online education, learning, creativity, conferences, and summits.

The new lightweight prototype of the EM3 Ether VR glasses is equipped with two microdisplays with a resolution of 2560 × 2560 pixels in full color. The field of view (FOV) of each display is 80 °.

The company added that when using larger format microdisplays, this figure can be increased up to 100 °, while the total glass thickness remains the same.