Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

Until Wii came along, the idea of video gaming is akin to gluttony. Except in gaming, you don’t devour food, well, maybe not as much. Certainly, you won’t be jamming your guts with food beyond its capacity. In other words, you get no exercise, except for your fingers and that obviously, is very unhealthy and not desirable. But with the ICAROS, gaming becomes so much more. ICAROS is like a gaming simulator of sort, with virtual reality in the mix. Instead of letting your fingers do all the legwork, so to speak, ICAROS requires your entire body to work to play the game. Continue reading ICAROS Is A Simulator That Combines Fitness With Gaming Via Virtual Reality

LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

Up to this point, we have accepted that virtual reality equals to a block of gadget slapped across our eyes, but really, that need not be the case, not if LUCI can help it. Introducing the LUCI immers Immersion-on-Demand VR Headset. OK. Maybe it does not look like one (a headset). It is more like glasses. In fact, LUCI did not specifically said that it is a headset, neither did it say it is a pair of goggles or glasses; it is just Immersion-on-Demand. That is. In a way, a weighty headset makes you remember that you are not as immersive as it should, but with the LUCI immers it is lightweight enough (that’s mere 185g, btw) to make you forget that you have a gadget across your eyes. Continue reading LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses

There is no lack of VR video camera, but to date, the so-called VR video, which rightfully should allow you to view in immersive 360-degree, is recorded with a camera with either a single lens or duo lenses camera. There’s really nothing wrong with it, really, however, a South Korean startup believe it shouldn’t be the case. TwoEyes Tech believes that 360 VR video should be recorded as how human eyes see, i.e with two eyes and it has the device that does exactly that. Continue reading TwoEyes VR Camera Replicates What Humans See With Two Pairs Of Lenses

USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

Fans of Final Fantasy franchise will have their fantasy come true starting January 19 when Universal Studios Japan’s new ride called Final Fantasy XR Ride opens for business. It won’t be in business for long, however. It will be a limited time ride introduced as part of Universal Studios Japan’s annual Cool Japan event. Now, you may be wondering: how the hell USJ built a ride and only to end it six months later on June 24? Well, the answer is simple (and a hint of the future of theme parks): it is not quite a physical ride design from the ground up; it is essentially the Space Fantasy – The Ride introduced in 2010, but given a theme change by the power of VR headsets. Continue reading USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

After years in the making, the much anticipated mixed reality device, Magic Leap One, is finally going to be available soon – in 2018, but only to developers first. I guess at least it is a start. The setup include a somewhat steampunk-ish goggles (the headset), a controller called, well, ‘control’, and a small, waist-worn hardware unit (the brain). The goggles will be customizable to the wearer’s face and it would likely support prescription lenses for the benefit of those who have myopia. In addition, it will get four built-in microphones, high-end but really tiny speakers at the temples for recreating spatial sound, and an array of cameras for tracking in real-time. Continue reading Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

A Startup Wants To Add Real Wind Into Your Virtual Reality Experience

Since the realization of virtual reality headset, the pursuit for even more immersion never cease. Companies and individuals each have their own take of immersion which results in VR backpack PC, realistic VR rifle, treadmill-like contraption to simulate walking, and even vest that lets you feel the shots when you are unfortunately enough to be shot at. And today, we heard a startup called Weasel Labs has yet another idea of immersion and that is to put wind in the mix. That’s right. Wind. ZephVR, as it is called, are really just a pair of 40 mm fans designed to attach to any VR headset. With ZephVR slapped on, it will synchronize with VR events and trigger wind-in-your-face experience as and when appropriate. Sorry to say this, but this is actually really quirky. Continue reading A Startup Wants To Add Real Wind Into Your Virtual Reality Experience

Oculus Go VR Headset Is Standalone, Needs No PC Or Smartphone To VR

This is it. Finally, VR experience will be truly tether- and interruption-free, and affordable – all at the same time come 2018 when the newly-announced $199 Oculus Go becomes available. With Go, you need no PC nor smartphone to immerse yourself in over 1,000 VR games, social apps, 360 experiences and more. It is about time we stop talking about leveraging on smartphones for VR experience because, lets face it, no one wants their immersion to be interrupted by text messages, phone calls and a constant stream of other notifications, neither do we want to be held back by cables, and so, a standalone VR headset seems like an absolute no brainer. Continue reading Oculus Go VR Headset Is Standalone, Needs No PC Or Smartphone To VR

HP Omen X VR Backpack Is Finally A Reality, But At A Cost Of An Arm Or A Leg

I am not going lie. I did not follow closely with the upcoming ‘trend’ of virtual reality backpack and therefore, it now comes as a surprise to me that the HP’s virtual reality backpack, dubbed Omen X, has not been shipped until today. OK. Technically speaking, it is not shipping today because, at the time of this writing, both the Omen X Compact Desktop PC P1000-010, which cost a grand $2,499.99, and the $499.99 Omen X Desktop VR Backpack, which the former will slip into to turn a regular desktop PC into a VR backpack, are listed as “Out of Stock.” Continue reading HP Omen X VR Backpack Is Finally A Reality, But At A Cost Of An Arm Or A Leg

SIEA Introduced New PS VR Bundle, Slashes PS VR Worlds Bundle Price

VR is the future of gaming and if you have not hop onboard the VR bandwagon already because of the somewhat prohibitive pricing, Sony Playstation is giving you a reason to do so. Well, almost. Sony Interactive Entertainment America has announced a new Playstation VR bundle which includes the Playstation VR headset and Playstation Camera for a MSRP of $399. In other words, SIEA is throwing in the camera for free with the purchase of the VR headset. Continue reading SIEA Introduced New PS VR Bundle, Slashes PS VR Worlds Bundle Price

Finally, A VR Headset That Is Truly Designed To Be On-The-Go

Before Apple’s patented eyewear-style VR headset becomes a reality, VR headsets will remain as the cumbersome device you have come to know, but not if Swedish startup Mobile VR Sweden can help it. Mobile VR Sweden has developed a VR Headset called Moggles that not only works with any smartphone of up to 6.0-inch, but it is also super low in profile, coming in at mere 50 mm (a little under 2 inches). Of course, a VR headset that is of this ridiculously thin form won’t work due to the minimum distance between the optics and the wearer’s eyes; and so, Mobile VR Sweden worked on the obvious: by making the VR headset collapsible so that it fits into your pocket (albeit probably a fairly large pocket). So yea, 50 mm is in fact the folded state thickness. Continue reading Finally, A VR Headset That Is Truly Designed To Be On-The-Go