4) Diopter adjustable between 1D and -5D; IPD adjustable between 56mm and 72mm;
5) Connections: Type-C port x 1, 3.5 mm audio jack x 1, Micro USB port x 1;
6) Directional speaker x 2;
7) Weight: 200g; dimensions: 164x55x250 mm.
How many degrees of freedom (DoF) is offered by the arpara Tethered 5K?
The arpara Tethered 5K offers 3-DoF and allows you to move your head up, down, side-to-side, and forward and backward. You can use the VR headset in combination with an arpara Tracker and relevant accessories to upgrade your experience into 6DoF tracking.
How large is the arpara Tethered 5K field of view (FOV)?
What is the response latency of the arpara Tethered 5K’s panel?
The sensor latency is 1 ms, while the display latency is 2μs.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K support adjustments for nearsighted people ?
Yes. The diopter is adjustable between -5D and 1D.
If I wear glasses that are -5.00D or higher, can arpara provide custom lens?
Currently, we do not provide custom glasses services. We recommend you wear contact lenses for a better VR experience.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K support IPD adjustment?
Yes. The IPD is adjustable between 56 mm and 72 mm.
Is the arpara Tethered 5K brightness adjustable?
Yes. You can adjust brightness by pressing and holding the 3D button, volume up, or volume down on the lower right of the headset.
What are the built-in sensors in the arpara Tethered 5K?
The VR headset has a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K have a CPU or GPU?
Is the arpara Tethered 5K loaded with any system or game?
No. The VR headset is not loaded with any system or game platform. The VR headset can be connected to a phone, a laptop computer, or a desk computer for watching videos or playing games.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K need any external power supply?
No. The VR headset has no internal power supply. Instead, it uses power supplied by the device (phone/tablet/computer/host) connected to it.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K has any microphone?
Yes, it has 2 microphones.
How to wear the arpara Tethered 5K?
With the arpara head band and the arpara Elite Strap, the headset is comfortable to wear.
Can the panel of the arpara Tethered 5K be wiped with alcohol?
To better protect the displays, gently wipe it the glasses with a cleaning cloth. Avoid using chemicals, such as alcohol.
Can arpara Tethered 5K be connected to computers or phones via Wi-Fi?
Can arpara Tethered 5K be connected to computers or phones via Wi-Fi?
What transmission protocol has adopted by the arpara Tethered 5K?
Is the arpara Tethered 5K compatible with AMD graphics cards?
Can the arpara Tethered 5K be connected to a Mac?
Can the arpara Tethered 5K be used with Bluray players, DVD players, set-top boxes, Xbox consoles, Playstation 4 and 5 consoles or the Nintendo Switch?
No, the arpara Tethered 5K has a USB-C port, while all these devices require HDMI ports.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K support PCVR?
No, the arpara Gaming Kit, our other product, supports PCVR.
Does the arpara Tethered 5K support HDR?
Does the arpara Tethered 5K support 3D Bluray?
Yes, you can play 3D Bluray videos by converting the Bluray videos to a side-by-side format using third-party software, such as PotPlayer.
Do I have to install an app on my phone to watch videos over the arpara Tethered 5K?
Yes. After connecting the arpara Tethered 5K to your phone, you may play videos via the arparahome App. In the app, you can adjust picture size and anti-distortion, select 3D/VR videos, or set the virtual scene (Universe) for a more immersive experience.
Where can I download arparahome App? What languages does arparahome support?
You may download arparahome App from the Download page on our official website. Currently, arparahome App supports Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, and Japanese. More languages will be supported in the future.
Can the arparahome App use a shared network to play videos?
Yes, the arpara VR headset supports WebDav, SMB, FTP, and SFTP. It also supports online playback of the content on a shared disk.
What video formats are supported by the arpara Tethered 5K?
2D, 3D, VR 180, and 360° videos.
How to watch 360° videos when my phone is connected to the headset?
Please download our arparahome App to watch 360° videos.
Is the arpara Tethered 5K comparable to an iMax in video playback?
Yes, the arpara Tethered 5K set at the highest definition is comparable to an over-3,000-inch retina screen of iMax.
Can I watch streaming videos after the arpara Tethered 5K is connected to my phone?
Yes, you can watch most of the content not under HPCP over your phone connected to the arpara Tethered 5K.
Can I enjoy the virtual movie theater via the arparahome App after the arpara Tethered 5K is connected to my phone?
Currently, you can select the virtual scene of the Universe in arparahome App. More virtual scenes will be added in the future for more video playback experiences.
How to connect the arpara Tethered 5K to my computer?
The arpara Tethered 5K supports Windows 10. If your laptop supports DisplayPort video output and has a Type-C port, you may connect the headset to your laptop via the Type-C Cable included with the headset. If your device (for example, the graphics card in your desktop) has no Type-C port, an arpara DisplayPort1.4 Cable is required to connect.
What resolutions are supported when the arpara Tethered 5K is connected to a computer?
After the arpara Tethered 5K is connected to a computer, the following resolutions may be set in “Display Settings”:
Can the arpara Tethered 5K be connected to headphones?
Yes, it can be used with wired or wireless headphones.
1) Wired headphones: All headphones with 3.5 mm audio jacks are supported; headphones with in-line controls are not supported.
2) Wireless headphones: Connect the wirelss headphones to cell phones or computers to output sound.
Can the arpara Tethered 5K switch between 2D and 3D modes?
Yes, you can easily switch modes by pressing and holding the 2D/3D button at the lower-left corner (inside) of the VR headset.
Can arpara Tethered 5K change its resolution?
Yes, you can change the resolution by pressing and holding the resolution button at the lower-left corner (outside) of the headset.
arpara Gaming Kit
What products are included in the arpara Gaming Kit?
The arpara Gaming Kit comes with an arpara VR headset, an arpara Tracker, an arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable (3.5m), and an arpara Type-C Cable (3.5m).
Does the arpara Gaming Kit support SteamVR?
Yes, as a PCVR gaming Kit, you can enjoy SteamVR games by using the Gaming Kit together with Vive Base Stations and the controllers of the Vive or Valve Index.
Can I play games in the Oculus Store with the arpara Gaming Kit?
No, but SteamVR games are supported.
Is the arpara Gaming Kit compatible with Quest controllers?
No, the arpara Gaming Kit is not compatible with Quest controllers, but it is compatible with the Valve Index Knuckles or Vive controllers.
What is the Micro USB port on arpara VR headset designed for?
The Micro USB port on the arpara VR Headset can be used to connect the arpara Tracker for 6DoF tracking and VR gaming.
What is the arpara Tracker?
The arpara Tracker is a tracker specially developed for the arpara VR Headset. By installing the arpara Tracker on the arpara Tethered 5K (3DoF), and using it together with corresponding base stations, precise 6DoF tracking is possible.
What data interfaces does the arpara Tracker have?
arpara Tracker has a built-in Type-C port, which is connected to the arpara Tethered 5K via a USB-C to Micro USB cable.
On what wireless channel does the arpara Tracker run?
The arpara Tracker runs on 2.4 GHz, so WiFi signals on the same channel should be avoided.
What will the arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable be used for?
If your computer does not have a Type-C port for video output, you may connect your graphics cards via an arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable for high-definition video output.
What are the specifications of the arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable?
The arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable has three types of interfaces, one DP1.4 port, and two USB-A ports.
What is the maximum resolution for video output that the arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable supports?
It supports a maximum resolution of 5088*2544 at 70 Hz.
Why is the Type-C end of the arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable so robust?
The arpara DisplayPort 1.4 Cable adopts an L-shaped port, which prevents the Type-C port from being damaged by bending and stretching, thus improving its durability.
Which tracking devices are compatible with the Gaming Kit?
The arpara Gaming Kit is compatible with SteamVR Base Stations 1.0/2.0 (2.0 is recommended), and supports HTC Vive controllers and Valve Index controllers.
How many StreamVR Base Stations can be supported by the Gaming Kit?
The arpara Gaming Kit supports up to 4 SteamVR Base Stations 2.0 (recommended) and 2 SteamVR Base Stations 1.0.
What needs to be noted when using arpara Gaming Kit with SteamVR Base Stations?
When the arpara Gaming Kit is used with SteamVR Base Stations, the following points should be noted:
1) Reflective objects like mirrors or glass should not be in your play area because they might interfere with tracking signals;
2) The base stations should be mounted at least 2 m above the floor and angled down between 30 and 45 degrees;
Why does SteamVR fail to recognize the arpara VR Headset after connection?
It is highly possible that the arpara VR headset, arpara Tracker, and your computer have different resolutions. You can adjust the settings according to the "Instructions on How to Change Resolution" in the User Guide.
Why do some parts of the screen look gray when I am playing SteamVR games?
Because your base stations are not mounted diagonally. Please adjust their positions. For more information, please refer to the Demo on "How to Play SteamVR Games with the arpara Gaming Kit" in the User Guide.
Why does the screen turn red or black when I am playing SteamVR games? How to fix it?
Please tap the edge of the game window, then the screen can return to normal. We are working to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. You may follow our progress on this issue.