Google might be prepping first-of-a-kind, standalone VR headset
1. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)
"but one thing's for sure - it be as dirt cheap as the Cardboard VR headset" yeah uh...how?
3. donrox (Posts: 136; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)
it "won't" be as dirt cheap as the Cardboard VR headset.
Peter forgot the "won't"
4. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)
That's what I figured but damn...proof read much?
16. cheetah2k (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
The picture attached to this thread looks like the Avegant...
2. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
So is this suppose to compete with Hololens AR?
That's the only other standalone HMD I know other than Glass AR
I hope Google are also still release something to replace Cardboard
Like a Gear VR competitor, that's just $50-100
9. Landon (Posts: 426; Member since: 07 May 2015)
I'm guessing a device like this would cost at least $600? Considering the Note 5 is around $800 and the Gear VR is another $100...the Google VR obviously wouldn't have call functionality and a few other things that it won't have to include compared to a phone.
The Hololens for select developers costs $3,000 and will be shipping out in Q1 so I think Hololens is in a completely different league compared to any VR device out there. The possibilities with Hololens are seriously mind-blowing.....
6. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
NerveGear and AmuSphere are still connected to a computer or a system of some kind.
11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)
Yeah because the game is on the computer. Real life nervegear will just be better.
8. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
I wonder how they are going to market it, cheaper then vr that uses phones, phone price + google cardboard price? since it would be dedicated to vr so cheaper then that, but would basically do the same?
10. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)
Oculus Rift is a dying project because it's almost exclusively a geek toy needing high end gaming PC hardware, so hopefully Google, Sony, MS, Apple etc can bring it into the mainstream.
13. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1043; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)
Google starts working on a "first of a kind standalone vr headset"? Oh, like the Microsoft Hololens unveiled over a year ago. It is by definition, not first of a kind, Microsoft beat them to the punch.
14. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
Except that Hololens isn't a VR headset which means you're 100% wrong or so. I would LOVE Google to bring this out, but only with AMOLED screens and preferably 4k resolution.
15. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1043; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)
I misread, I thought it was AR, not VR. And 4k resolution panel in front of each eye is minimal resolution, 2k like the Gear VR is terrible.