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Neckband with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 5000 mAh battery

Motorola, in collaboration with the American operator Verizon, introduced an extremely atypical wearable device - a neck strap with a 5000 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 single-chip system. In their blog, the developers explain that such a strap is a 5G modem, battery and processor for augmented reality systems (AR) and virtual reality helmets (VR).

The intention of the engineers is easy to understand. Users complain that modern headsets and virtual reality helmets are very bulky and heavy. But if you take most of the components out of the helmet, then you can significantly lighten it. Motorola and Verizon have come up with the idea of ​​moving most (if not all components) of AR and VR devices around the neck in order to make the device as light as possible when worn on the head.

Lenovo says the cord (it doesn't have an official name) is compatible with its ThinkReality A3 headset, and Verizon believes that such a device will make watching movies in VR cinemas more convenient, as well as exercising.

In fact, the neck-mounted device includes more components than what has been listed. So, it integrates an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a SIM card slot, loudspeakers and even a touch panel for control. The product is compatible with the Qualcomm Snapdragon VR platform and Microsoft Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS). Neither the cost of the lace, nor the date of commencement of sales has not yet been reported.

Neckband with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 5000 mAh battery