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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

VR And Robot Are Here To Take Weight Off Harvesting Of Fruits In Vineyard

Before you throw up your hands and exclaim, “look, another example of robots are taking over our jobs,” you have to understand that the Remote Operated Vineyard Robot, or ROVR, developed by Virginia-based Digital Harvest is not here to take away your job. Unlike typical robots which are most definitely designed to give mankind a run for their money, the ROVR here is to value-add. Billed as one-of-the-kind technology, ROVR is the fruit of labor after eighteen months of development that is fixated on addressing labor scarcity in the vineyard industry. Continue reading VR And Robot Are Here To Take Weight Off Harvesting Of Fruits In Vineyard

Sony Invites You To Step Into The Shoes Of Peter Parker At Sony Square NYC

If you are a huge fan of Spider-Man, well then you may want to swing by New York City because there’s a free wall-crawler-themed entertainment over at Sony Square NYC, located at 25 Madison Avenue. Called the Spider-Man: Homecoming VR Experience on Playstation VR, it is part VR arcade, part exhibition event where you will have the opportunity to get up close with props from the film, such Peter Parker’s backpack and Spider-Man costumes and you can also put yourself in Peter’s shoes by the virtue of virtual reality. With the VR experience, you get to leap off a crane to swing through the air in pursuit of Spider-Man’s nemesis, The Vulture, virtually, of course. Continue reading Sony Invites You To Step Into The Shoes Of Peter Parker At Sony Square NYC

Striker VR Arena Infinity Could Be The Most Realistic VR Weapon Ever

VR gamers who love FPS, AKA first-person shooter, probably lament about how unrealistic VR weapons are and they’d be right because the so-called ‘weapons’ are way too lightweight to be realistic and the lack of realistic recoil doesn’t help much either. If you think the lack of realism inhibits immersion, well, help is here and it is called Striker VR Arena Infinity. Touting to possess “virtual recoil,” this hyper futuristic VR weapon not only addressed the weight and recoil issues with a meaty weight and realistic recoil, but it also boasts a realistic assault rifle-like form that appears to have taken inspiration from bullpup multirole combat rifles. Continue reading Striker VR Arena Infinity Could Be The Most Realistic VR Weapon Ever

VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

If you are an organized person who is into virtual reality, surely you do not want the VR gear you own to be in a mess, and if you are proud of the VR gear you own, you’d probably want it to show it off and therefore, dumping those high-tech equipment into a drawer or cabinet is definitely a no-go. Well, if that’s the case, I am pretty sure VRGE Virtual Reality Charging Dock is the gadget accessory you want to own. Without going into too much detail, VRGE is basically a dock that organizes and charges Virtual Reality hardware – the first of its kind, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced