Virtual reality is still in its early stages, but it’s quickly becoming the next big thing in the tech industry and beyond. The technology has even found its way into medical facilities as therapy, so it’s safe to say that there are quite a few exciting innovations around the corner.
Virtual reality has been making headlines recently, with many leading technology companies throwing their hats into the ring. From Oculus Rift to Google Cardboard, there’s never been a better time to go VR crazy, and it seems like every other day brings us another VR product that we’re dying to get our hands on or our heads in. VR technology is no longer science fiction stuff but scientific reality. With this new tech comes new innovative uses and applications that we can’t even imagine yet, but they’re sure to shape our future in ways we never thought possible. Take a look at these amazing technologies. They’ll show you that today’s virtual reality experience goes way beyond anything you thought possible five years ago.
The Samsung Gear is a virtual reality headset that works with Samsung’s flagship phones, including its two new ones, S8 and S8 Plus. It’s relatively affordable and allows you to experience videos, games, apps, and more in 3D or 2D on a big screen, meaning no more holding your phone up or just by itself on your small screen via Cardboard-like applications like NextVR and Within. The Gear may not be as polished as other devices, but it provides an excellent introductory level to VR without breaking the bank.
Most gamers have heard of Oculus Rift, but not everyone knows what it is. The company, which Facebook purchased in 2014 for $2 billion, released its prototype—called Crystal Cove—in 2013 at CES. Though designed with video games in mind, it was clear that virtual reality would be more than just a gimmick months after being demonstrated.
Google Daydream is one of our favorite Virtual Reality devices on the market today. Its headset allows you to enjoy 3D movies and games, Free VR porn and adult movies, access to YouTube, search with Google, and other features. The device is lightweight, easy to set up and use, and has lenses for optimal comfort. Plus, it’s very comfortable so that you can play longer. What we like best about it is that it’s simple enough for everyone in your family to use without any gaming experience (although you will need a smartphone). It comes in three colors: Slate, Snow, and Crimson Red – but all work great.
Microsoft’s foray into virtual reality has become a pretty solid product in its own right. The HoloLens is essentially a wearable computer that lets you view 3D objects in your environment, and that’s still just scratching its potential. Microsoft continues to make strides with integrating AI, machine learning, and even our world with things like Project XRay for mixed reality. Mixed reality is how we interact with computers in real life; it makes sense that mixed reality will be a staple of how we interact with computers in virtual environments.
Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset
If you’re interested in virtual reality but don’t have a gaming PC or expensive headset, Google Cardboard is a great place to start. Now that you have a virtual reality headset, you’re probably looking for ways to maximize your use. The headset mounts your smartphone and allows you to watch 360-degree videos or play games in 3D through your phone screen. A mobile app lets you navigate content, similar to how you might use a remote control or mouse in traditional VR. If you have an Android phone and some old cardboard boxes lying around, then, by all means, you can start using it today.