August 29, 2016 at 02:05 #5606
Am considering moving to a ultrawide monitor 27″-35″ and would like some feedback from anyone using a UW on how the EyeX performs. A lot of the monitors are curved too, which I assume has an impact.
Specifically I was wondering:
1. How much of the screen is not tracked by the EyeX on a 34″ Ultrawide (for example)
2. Does the curve matter for tracking – or is it just an issue with mounting the EyeX. Or have you had to make a small insert to place between the monitor and EyeX
ThanksAugust 31, 2016 at 12:23 #5614
I can inform you that we still only support screen sizes up to 27″ so anything larger, you will have issues in tracking with this
screen. This does not mean that the 27″ of a 35″ screen will track normally.. we cannot guarantee that.
Assuming you indeed go for a 27″ curved screen, then unfortunately you may still face issues with mounting (as you predicted) and indeed there may be accuracy issues at the extremities of the screen where the curving is obviously greatest.
For right now, I can only recommend you go with a regular flat monitor at most 27″ in size.August 31, 2016 at 22:28 #5619
I’m using a Tobii with a 35″ curved monitor (Asus). The tracking becomes unpredictable on the edges of the screen, but the likelihood of focusing at that extreme, I’ve found, is pretty low. (I’m playing a lot of Elite Dangerous, and the eye tracking moves the Infinite Screen before you’re looking at the extreme edge anyway.) I haven’t seen an issue with regard to the curvature of the monitor.
As for mounting. I’m using a couple of velcro pads at the ends of the Tobii, rather than the magnets. Not as nice, but it works fine.September 1, 2016 at 00:52 #5621
Thanks Grant – yes noted, I did see other posts around sizes, but wanted feedback from the community.
Thanks Patrick, Elite Dangerous and Arma 3 are what I’m playing so really appreciate the feedback.
I’ve gone with a 35″ Acer, but will keep the a 16:9 24″ around just in case – don’t want to stop using the EyeXSeptember 2, 2016 at 13:03 #5637September 2, 2016 at 13:41 #5639
Cool thanks Grant, much appreciated.September 9, 2016 at 03:20 #5662
My 35″ Ultrawide screen (Acer Z35) arrived 4 days ago and I was eager to set up the EyeX as you can imagine!
Having contacted the owner of the YouTube clip mentioned by Grant and also from Patricks reply. I setup the EyeX, ran calibration and then went testing my games out.
I found that placing the EyeX about 2 cm away from the screen and 1 cm below the bottom bezel I noticed no degradation or screen limits (i.e. no tracking at the extreme edges of the screen) or unpredictability as Patrick mentioned.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Battle for Sol
Assassins Creed Syndicate
Gaze trace in Windows 10
All tracked very well from extreme left to right and top to bottom (and visa versa). I am indeed a very happy camper… now to make something more permanent for the EyeX (it’s on a small box at the moment, but that can be our secret :p )September 12, 2016 at 16:43 #5666
Hi Nic, that’s great news. I’m glad you were able to getting things going.. hopefully other users can find inspiration in your story 🙂September 22, 2016 at 02:37 #5687
Would you mind sharing where you’re mounting the EyeX? I’d love to get the corner tracking working. (You say 2cm away and 1cm below; is that in front of the monitor bezel, or behind?) The video doesn’t say where he’s putting the EyeX in relation to the screen.
-PatrickSeptember 28, 2016 at 19:57 #5714
Anyone?September 29, 2016 at 11:24 #5716September 29, 2016 at 12:38 #5720
Sorry for the late reply – we’ve been without power following major storms in South Australia. I’ve since ergonomically set up my desk and monitor, so I I made a few adjustments to my EyeX setup. Though I dismantled my make-shift assembly to make it more permanent, so alas haven’t got photos yet!
I’ve adapted a bicycle computer mount by originally securing the long end to the stand with cable ties in a figure of eight – this allowed me to change the near/far distance from the screen. On the round end of the mount I secured the ExeY – this was originally just double sided sticky tape to change angle etc. By utilising the length of the mount it was really trial and error on position, but I found that the following position worked best for me.
The top of the EyeX is level with the bottom of the bottom bezel (which is 25mm) and protrudes 2cm from the bottom-middle of the screen to the back of the EyeX. Due to my new seating position I have had to rotate the EyeX to point upwards by about 5 degrees – this was easily adjusted by using the EyeX calibration to ensure it sees my eyes in the centre of the screen. Then it’s just a case of running the Display Setup to align the bars on the unit.
I tried all my tests again and still very happy – so now I’m off to play Arma 3 for a bit :pFebruary 20, 2017 at 12:58 #6351
I can confirm tobii 4c works with ultrawide. Got asus pg348q and it works like a charm.
I even managed to bend those magnet gems included the box to make it fit perfectly! Cant post the screeenshoits here by some reason but for all you wondering. . just go for it!February 21, 2017 at 20:32 #6356
That’s great new Acke! Many thanks for the positive feedback 😀
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