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By Dilmer Valecillos and Bobby Carlton

A lighter and more powerful VR headset is here, but should you get the Meta Quest Pro?

We got our hands on the Meta Quest Pro, Meta's $1,500 Enterprise MR (mixed reality) headset, and over the last few days we've been testing some of the new features available such as using this device with the Immersed application for no monitors work experience with and without color passthrough.

Check out our unboxing video as our Head of R&D, Dilmer Valecillos looks at the headset from a developers perspective and runs a few tests with the Movement SDK including body tracking, face tracking, and eye tracking as well as deploying demos built for Meta Quest 2 to this new Meta Quest Pro mixed reality device.

There are a lot of really amazing features are built into the headset, but will the Quest Pro replace physical monitors and be something we see on everyone's workstation? It's hard to say. However, the MR headset shows a lot of potential and it is easy imagining some people using the Quest Pro as one of their daily work tools in the same way that we use computers, tablets, mobile devices, websites, and various apps throughout the work day.

One way Meta made the Quest Pro more enterprise friendly was by reducing the weight of the headset by using pancake lenses. These lenses provide a shorter gap with smaller panels, which allows for a much slimmer and lighter headset. They also deliver improved clarity with 25% sharpness in the center and 50% sharpness at the edges, which solves the "god rays" (a specific type of lens flare that looks a bit like a sunbeam shining through the clouds and right on your eye) issues that previous VR headsets had.

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In the video posted on the FS Studio YouTube page, Dilmer looks at how hand tracking and facial tracking are greatly improved on the headset. At the moment, the Quest Pro handles upper body tracking very well, but there is also code in the headsets SDK that shows full body tracking is not far off. This could be huge for helping employees with work tasks and collaboration.

Keep in mind that the Meta Quest Pro is designed for enterprise use, however you are able to play VR games on the headset. Resolution Games are currently working on a cool AR demo called Spatial Ops, that uses the headsets full color passthrough to turn your real-world environment into an awesome multi-player shooter.

We are just scratching the surface of what the Meta Quest Pro can do, and as our team spend more time with the headset, we will be able to provide you with more in-depth ways that we think the Quest Pro will be successful as a work tool for many industries focused on automation, robotics, and with employees out in the field or at a desk.

We're super excited! We've poured a lot of love, sweat, and tears into this new release. We really wanted to make it look beautiful and I think we pulled it off. This is a major overhaul of our wildly popular Paper Airplane Guy's Starter Kit. We've changed the tutorials to high quality videos and added the ability to download new plane instructions. There are currently 50 planes that the user can now download. That's almost the entire library of the Paper AIrplane Guy's award winning planes.

Give it a try, let us know what you think. We're busting at the gut with pride and we hope you enjoy it!

We're proud to announce our newest title was released today on the Apple App Store! It's called Paris Attack! It's a fun captivating educational game we produced with "Fun Educational Apps" and designed in collaboration with Playtime Interactive. Playtime Interactive was a super partner who did a bang-up job with the game design. Speaking of the game, it is a travel game that teaches kids the basics of Paris, French culture, and the French language in a fun engaging series of challenges and games. The game utilizes the Cocos 2D engine heavily which made for a high-quality product and a brisk development schedule. Check it out!

Our latest iPhone creation has been posted the Apple App Store. We did this app in collaboration with our partners at Frontera Studios. Frontera is a premier web design studio that has been a dream partner to work with. If you have any web design and implementation needs, they are your go-to company.

The app itself extends the brand and services of ID Analytics into the Apple App Store. The app provides both subscribers and non-subscribers a useful tool to check their risk at becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud. For the subscriber it allows the user to keep tabs on their identity threat and gives them up-to-the-minute alerts if something changes in their status.

For us the challenge was to create an app that interacted with the web-service API. Security was obviously of the utmost importance, so we had to make sure we ran a tight ship with this app. We were extremely pleased when our code review came back with flying colors, "If every third party dev followed procedures like this, the ‘net would be a much safer place."

Go ahead and check it out!

We're so proud and happy for Transit and Trails and the successful launch of their new iPhone app. They were spectacular clients and loved working with them and look forward to our continued work. The iPhone app was the result of a vision to bring their unique service of helping people get to the outdoors without having to rely on a car to the iPhone. Transit and Trails is a project of the Bay Area Open Space Council.

You can find out more about their work and the iPhone app here:

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