I was browsing GearBest recently and noticed an interesting listing for an Issac VR backpack PC.
The Issac VR backpack is aiming to remove some of the awkward tethering required by VR solutions such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive much like MSI’s VR One.
According to the GearBest listing, the Issac VR backpack PC will ship with an Intel Core i7 6700 processor, 6GB Nvida GTX1060 graphics card, 8GB RAM and 128GB of flash storage. Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 will also be available for connectivity.
With those impressive specs, it’s more than capable of running the unit’s pre-installed Windows 10 operating system.
There’s a built-in 5500mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery which the company is claiming should offer 50 minutes of game time. That’s not a significant amount of time, though my experience with VR has suggested that it’s better suited to shorter gaming sessions due to some of the physical side effects.
The price is currently listed at around $400 but I’m guessing that’s a placeholder price given the unit’s impressive specs. I’m guessing it’ll cost a pretty penny when it’s finally available.
Would you buy a backpack PC for VR? Let me know in the comments!