Motorola today released a Motorola 5G Neck Ring designed to power lightweight VR and AR headsets (XR headsets), such as Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 smart glasses.
According to Engadget, the device looks a lot like a large plastic lanyard with a rectangular flat object underneath. The device features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 5000mAh battery, touchpad, SIM card slot, speakers, and a range of sensors including a gyroscope and accelerometer.
Motorola said it has partnered with Verizon to develop the product, capable of connecting to the carrier’s mmWave 5G network.
Motorola hopes that this product can become a “separate host” for VR or AR headsets, and by removing components such as powerful processors and heavy batteries, VR / AR headsets can be made lighter. More comfortable to wear.
The Motorola 5G Neck Ring is not only compatible with Lenovo’s smart glasses, but also supports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR platform, Microsoft’s remote network driver interface, and has USB-C and DP1.4 interfaces.
The price and release date of the product is unknown. Verizon said it is currently in talks with partners in retail, sports leagues, and education.