Got an HTC Vive? You can receive texts and calls within its virtual reality! (Android and iOS)
Well, since phone calls and texts are also a thing from the real world, HTC has decided to make it easy for users to receive said social contacts without needing to remove the geeky goggles. A special Vive app, which has been out for Android for a few weeks and has now hit the App Store as well, allows the user to pair their smartphone to the Vive goggles via Bluetooth. As a result they can receive calls, texts, and calendar notifications straight in the virtual reality.
The notifications will not interrupt play, which is good if you happen to be playing a zombie survivor game, and will be tucked away in the Vive tab in the System Dashboard. From there, the user can choose from a set of pre-made quick replies, or to call the sender back.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the app supports notifications from the many other chat tools that we use nowadays – Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, et cetera. Here's hoping that its range of notifications would widen in the future.
HTC Vive app: Android | iOS