The Tobii Eye Tracker 4C is a clever little device that allows for immersive reality-gaming without the hassle and discomfort of a large headset. Currently the 4C is the only eye tracker on the market that can track both the eyes and head movement. The ‘Tobii EyeChip ASIC’ uses powerful processing combined with the world’s most advanced eye-tracking platform, which reduces CPU load and power consumption from your device. It is ready to roll with Windows 10, with an easy set-up and connection via USB. It is recommend to be used on a 27-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio, or a 30-inch screen with 21:9 aspect ratio.
The Tobii is rather beautifully packaged; it would make a great gift. It comes with: two mounting brackets for installation, one to get started right away and the other as a spare; the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C unit, with attached USB 2.0 cable (80cm) and USB extension cable (1 Meter); and finally the installation guide and instructions.
The Eye Tracker itself is very thin and discrete. With a clean glossy finish and good solid construction, it is also trouble free to set up. You will need to sit quite close to the Tracker for the initial calibration, but you can move further back afterwards. As an eye and head-tracker the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C performed impressively well: it is accurate and seamless and adds an exciting new level to compatible games such as Ghost Recon Wildlands. It offers ‘Auto Pause’ when you look away which is helpful, you can explore your surroundings simply by looking at where you want to go, and the head tracking allows you to look in different directions. You can even tag enemies by looking at them and aim with your gaze! As a wonderful added extra it is super functional with Windows 10 and Windows Hello; you can securely unlock your computer, arrange open apps via Snap Assist, switch between open apps in ‘Application Mode’ simply by looking at them, and from a physical point of view it could be a real game changer for the physically restricted.
The Tobii Eye Tracker 4C is a lot of fun to use; I was surprised by how effective it is and how quickly you adapt to it. I can’t wait to see what Tobii bring out in the future! RRP $149
5 out of 5
Easy to use
Eye and head tracking