VR Headsets 2016 Upcoming New VR Headsets VR 2016 VR 2017
VR Headsets – Where are we Now and Where we were!
2016 and 2017 will be phenomenal years for VR tech. Especially that of the VR headset. 2016 is making a splash with the Oculus Rift and other similar gaming tech. We look at VR Headsets 2016 Upcoming New VR Headsets VR 2016 VR 2017. We also look at some older tech that has somewhat paved the way.
Virtual reality (VR), which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, replicates an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or an imagined world, allowing the user to interact with that world. Virtual realities artificially create sensory experience, which can include sight, touch, hearing, and smell.
Many people are familiar with the term ‘virtual reality’ but are unsure about the applications of this technology. Gaming is an obvious virtual reality application as are virtual worlds but there are a whole host of uses for virtual reality. Some are more challenging or unusual than others, such as video, education, Healthcare, etc.,
The first fifteen years of the 21st century has seen major, rapid advancement in the development of virtual reality. Recently, companies like Google have released interim virtual reality products such as the Google Cardboard, a DIY headset that uses a smartphone to drive it, economical in price; restricted in visual effect.
However we look at various other products and few fun ones that have hit or will be upcoming in 2016 and 2017. VR Headsets 2016 Upcoming New VR Headsets VR 2016 VR 2017.
So, where did VR start and what is upcoming:
Telesphere Masks and Sensorama machines
Telesphere Masks and Sensorama machines were the first indication of Virtual Reality. These AR headsets and machines look funny compared to todays devices but without these technological pioneers the great push of VR in 2016 and 2017 wouldn’t be possible.
Sega, Nintendo and various other companies tried with AR or VR technology over the years. We fast forward to recent times to look at headsets that have actually made a sizeable splash on the market or what will be big going forward in 2016 and 2017.
The restrictions in visual experience of Google Cardboard have led to the enhanced versions which finally answered the unfulfilled promises. Promises made by virtual reality in the 1990s will come to market at that time. Improvements has been made on the basis of cardboard with the addition of capture sensor. More complicated built-in control system, focus gear, screen.
Get it, fold it and look inside to enter the world of Cardboard. It’s a VR experience starting with a simple viewer anyone can build or buy. Once you have it, you can explore a variety of apps that unfold all around you. And with plenty of viewer types available, you’re sure to find one that fits you just right. Insert your phone for instant VR. Not the best VR experience but for the price it does everything that you would expect it to.
Samsung Gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR is actually Oculus Rift lite, given that the two companies collaborated for the technology.
The Gear VR is simply a case that uses a Samsung Galaxy smartphone as its processor and display. The handset simply slots in front of the lenses, into a Micro USB dock, and uses its Super AMOLED display as your screen. Slot in the phone, stick on the headset and you’re into your virtual reality experience. The only catch is that you must use a Samsung handset.
Microsoft HoloLens blends virtual and half augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planed. The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room.
Using Kinect-style tech to recognise gestures and voice commands, the headset has a 120-degree field of vision on both axes, and is capable of ‘high definition’ visuals, but it’s still a letterbox compared to the likes of Oculus and Vive.
More importantly, however, there’s no connection to a PC – a full Windows 10 system is built into the headset and runs off a battery.
Oculus Rift – Oculus VR
With FaceBook purchasing Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars there is obviously a lot riding on the technology. The Rift has an OLED display, a 1080p, or 1080×1200, resolution per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and 110° field of view. It has integrated headphones which provide a 3D audio effect, rotational and positional tracking. The positional tracking system, called “Constellation”, is performed by a USB stationary IR LED sensor, which pinpoints the entire room with infrared and LED lights, which creates 3D space, allowing for the user to use the Rift while sitting, standing, or walking.
In June 2015, Oculus revealed that due to the rapid innovation in the VR industry, it intends to release a successor to the Rift in around 2–3 years.
With this the VR Headsets 2016 – Upcoming New VR Headsets VR 2016 VR 2017 will be here to stay.
Sony Playstation VR
formally known as Project Morpheus, Sony has just renamed the company’s upcoming virtual reality headset to ‘PlayStation VR’. Quashing fears that VR heralds the dawn of anti-social gaming. This device has a HDMI output and USB port which will allow the action to beamed onto a TV screen. More than just revolutionizing vision, Sony’s developers have only gone and designed a new 3D audio technology especially for Project Morpheus, offering users stereoscopic sounds in all direction depending on head rotation.
HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. Released on 5 April 2016. This headset is designed to utilize “room scale” technology to turn a room into 3D space via sensors, with the virtual world allowing the user to navigate naturally, with the ability to walk around and use motion tracked handheld controllers to vividly manipulate objects, interact with precision, communicate and experience immersive environments. The Vive has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Using two screens, one per eye, each having a resolution of 1080×1200.
HTC uses more than 70 sensors including a MEMS gyroscope, accelerometer and laser position sensors, and is said to operate in a 15 feet by 15 feet (4.6 meters by 4.6 meters) tracking space.
Pico Neo VR
The very first VR all-in-one console. Built with Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core SoC, alongside with 3G high speed LPDDR4-1866 RAM, and eMMC 5.1 SSD storage. Pico has re-made this astonishing computing power into Pico Neo’s ground-breaking Mobile VR performance. Two 3.8inch 90HZ AMOLED displays with 1K resolution inside the helmet, give a lower streak and better color zone than LCD displays. Two unsymmetrical aspherical lens provides 98% luminous transmittance, good FOV and even lower image distortion.
This revolutionary product doesn’t need a high spec PC. It’s all built in. Pico Neo runs the latest PUI, re-developed for virtual reality based on Andorid 6.0. PUI works beautifully with Pico Neo, it’s immersive launcher gives a totally different insight of the new world.
Finally, with products out and some products shipping now the instance of VR is on us.
With some outstanding products releasing in 2016 and 2017 the future for VR looks extremely bright. VR Headsets 2016 Upcoming New VR Headsets VR 2016 VR 2017 highlights some great headsets.
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With the future going VR, the possibilities of what you can do with the technology is amazing. Some will just stay as concepts due to cost or production. Some will hopefully break through and hit the market.
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