13 Jan 2020 | Emily Friedman
Weekly Spatial: MR Goes Mainstream at CES, XR on the Road and 5M PSVRs
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR/VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of January 6

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Welcome to a special (headset-heavy) post-CES edition of the Weekly Spatial by AWE! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest news, funding activity and announcements in immersive tech, here are three stories that caught our eye last week:


AR and VR made a big splash at CES, and I'm not talking about Charmin's portable toilet fitted with a VR headset. Brands showed off AR/VR experiences, and devices like the Nreal Light, VRgineers' 8K VR headset, and bHaptics' line of wearable haptic accessories stole the show.

Meanwhile, major automakers revealed intriguing AR/VR concepts and display technologies, including an AR windshield with gaze detection (BMW) and Audi's AI:ME car complete with VR goggles to relax the passengers.

Finally, Sony announced it has sold 5 million PSVR headsets to date, while Qualcomm said its Snapdragon chips are now in more than 30 XR headsets. 

The XR Market

Snap acquires computer vision startup AI Factory for $166M (Silicon Angle)

Augmented Reality is Creating Sizable $198B Investment Opportunity (PR Newswire)

CREAL Picks up $7.4M in Funding for its Light-field Tech (Road to VR)

Brand New: Launches & More

Mastercard launches AR app that brings card benefits to life (CNBC)

Pico Announces Neo 2 VR Headset (Yahoo! Finance), Firefox Reality to Launch on Pico Headsets Soon (Road to VR)

Unity Previews Immersive Art Experienes for Mobile AR, Magic Leap One & HoloLens at Upcoming Sundance Festival (Next Reality)

L'Oréal's Perso Uses AR & Social Media to Mix Up Customized Makeup, Skincare (The Verge)

ThirdEye Announces Mass Shipping of X2 Mixed Reality Glasses (Yahoo! Finance)

0glasses Unveils World's Lightest MR Glasses: RealX (PR Newswire)

Panasonic's compact VR glasses offer both UHD and HDR (MSPoweruser)

88rising and Hajime Sorayama Release AR Capsule Collection (Hypebeast)

Samsung Unveils AR Fitness Glasses (Engadget)

Vuzix Reveals Next-Gen M4000 Enterprise Smartglasses, Shows Off Smart Swim AR Wearable (Next Reality)

HumanEyes Technologies Launches New Cloud-based Suite + Vuzee XR Camera Enhancements (Yahoo! Finance)

LetinAR Releases PinMR 2020 Lens (Aithority)

Pimax Announces New Additions to its VR Headset Lineup (Road to VR)

Event Listings

WEARABLE EXPO: February 12-24, 2020 (Tokyo, Japan) 

Global Tilt Brush Art Fest and Tournament: February 13-25 in a city near you!

Virtual Medicine: March 25-26 (Los Angeles, CA) Use this link for a 20% discount!

AWE Asia 2020: March 28-29 (Shenzhen, China) Register Now for AWE Asia's Early Bird Pricing: Join as a: Participant or Exhibitor

AWE USA 2020: May 27-29 (Santa Clara, CA) Super Early Bird tickets are already on sale!

AWE EU 2020: October 15-16 (Munich, Germany) Super Early Bird tickets are on sale! 

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