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PICO launches latest lightweight next gen all-in-one VR Headset PICO 4; coming to Malaysia on October 2022

PICO has officially launch the PICO 4, a next-generation, all-in-one VR headset that aims to make VR accessible to everyone by combining comfort and performance. The VR headset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset which also features a super lightweight body, Pancake Optics, 4K+ resolution display, and an intuitive user experience.

The PICO 4 will be available on 18 October 2022 in thirteen European countries, with plans to launch in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia this year. 

“We are delighted to announce the PICO 4, our best VR headset yet,” said Henry Zhou, President of PICO. “At PICO, we pride ourselves on offering immersive and interactive VR experiences, and PICO 4 introduces even more diverse content across gaming, fitness and video.”

PICO 4 offers better comfort

PICO confirms that the PICO 4 weighs just 295g without the strap, which is achieved by implementing smaller and lighter lenses in the PICO 4’s Pancake Optics, reducing the thickness of the case to just 35.8mm at its thinnest. The PICO 4 comes with adjustable straps and uses a SuperSkin fabric for the cushion lining, a unique material that has effective wicking properties, allowing users to keep cool and dry. The anti-slip PU leather at the rear of the headset brings even greater comfort and control. 

The PICO 4 is claimed to have a large battery that offers up to three hours of gameplay, and industry-leading fast-charge capabilities, as well as TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification and a counter-weight design, ensuring comfort during extended play. The headset’s ergonomic design also supports the use of a glasses spacer which is included in the box, enabling users who wear glasses to fully immerse themselves in their VR worlds without compromising on comfort or clarity. 

Making sure more content for the platform

Making sure to cater to more users, PICO 4 will offer a diverse and inclusive library through the PICO Store, with content across gaming, fitness, video and social categories. Additional titles are also available through Steam VR. 

With the fitness tracking category getting more interest, PICO 4 has introduced the PICO Fitness programme to help further streamline fitness progress tracking. Users can review historical VR gameplay data, as well as their energy output through VR motion tracking. Moreover, the PICO 4 can recommend exercise plans for users based on their goals. Fitness content includes LesMills Body Combat, All-In-One Summer Sports VR, and Just Dance VR, which is part of an exclusive partnership with Ubisoft coming in 2023.

PICO 4 additionally offers a broad gaming experience including popular titles such as Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, Ultimechs, and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution. PICO 4 will also partner with Wave, the global leader in virtual entertainment, to offer fans immersive, cutting-edge live music experiences in the virtual world.

The company is committed to deliver more content from the worlds of fitness, gaming, video and social. This includes the ground-breaking project PICO Worlds, which will arrive in 2023 to deliver a more realistic physical interaction experience by implementing an avatar system that recognizes over 80 dimensions, as well as exclusive documentaries in partnership with Discovery Channel.  

Pioneering Performance Technology 

The PICO 4 uses four well-placed SLAM cameras around the thin frame of the HMD (head-mounted display) for high-precision tracking and mapping of the surrounding environment, while maintaining a stylish appearance. A 16MP RGB camera, which produces vivid color, is placed underneath the cover of the HMD. The PICO 4 is powered by the premium-tier Snapdragon XR2 platform which unlocks cutting-edge display and graphics processing that delivers optimal balance of performance and power consumption.

With 90Hz refresh rate, 4K+ screen, and 1,200 PPI, users can experience amazing visual quality with the PICO 4. The PICO 4 has been paired with a 5,300mAh rear-mounted battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge QC 3.0 to give a long lasting battery life to enjoy the virtual adventure.

The PICO 4 controllers notably feature a one-piece rotating arc column, with cleverly placed infra-red sensors. Considering design and structural strength, the controllers allow users to move their hands closer together with ease with added protection provided by hit detection and spatial awareness. The PICO 4 controllers also supports 6DoF, allowing users to enjoy a wider degree of movement within the virtual environment, and features a HyperSense broadband motor for more realistic haptic feedback. 

Upgrade the VR Experience with PICO Accessories 

A range of accessories are compatible with the PICO 4, including the PICO Fitness band to effectively monitor lower body movements, carry cases for easy transportation, and PC wireless dongle for stable wireless connection in any setting. Fully available by 2023, these accessories offer a more comprehensive and seamless VR experience for consumers however they choose to play. 

PICO confirms that PICO 4 is set to be officially launched and made available in Malaysia in October. The company also confirmed there are a roadshow for consumers from 11-16 October to immerse themselves in the magic of PICO and experience the VR headset firsthand. More information on this will be shared via PICO’s social media platforms in the days to come. 

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