Have you ever tried VR (Virtual Reality)?
posted by Chris P. / Feb 29, 2016, 5:58 AM
phone slapped right on top of your nose, and it has to provide enough information for both your eyes, the more pixels, the better. In fact, even Quad HD is far from ideal for VR, and after testing out the Xperia Z4 Premium's 4K display at MWC 2016 just a week ago, we've got to say that even that's not detailed enough.Quad HD panels have one redeeming quality, however, and one that our readers are always happy to bring up: Virtual Reality, or VR for short. Indeed, when you have your
So that's a solid advantage, right, well at home in the pro column? Absolutely... if you're actually part of the still elite minority of early VR adopters. In our experience, and from what we can tell, the vast, vast majority of people on the planet, even in westernized countries, have yet to experience VR, let alone own an actual VR headset. Of course, our audience—specifically users that consistently participate in polls such as this one—are far more tech savvy than the average Joe out there, so it's probably about time we took the opportunity to get a head count. Have you tried VR? Do you own a VR headset? Or is it still alien to you?
Have you ever tried VR (Virtual Reality)?
Yes, I've tried it once
Yes, I've tried it a few times
Yes, I own a VR headset
No, I haven't
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Yup owner of the Samsung VR
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:05 AM 8
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I tried that a couple times and i was absolutely blown away. This really is the next paradigm in technology. if you haven't tried it, you really can't possibly know. Same as me. I was dismissing the whole idea until I tried and I was instantly sold. I then went ranting and raving to friends and family... LOL. All this was happening while I was building my gaming PC and as soon as I learnt of VR first hand, the gaming and entertainment possibilities just became infinite. Think of Chessington or Alton Tower rides or Battlefield and Grand Theft Auto
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 7:02 AM 5
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Yup, same here. I was actually working a temp job late one night. Company was having a big party for their employees and there were booths, stations setup around the place. My job was to let ppl try on some VR goggles and try a roller coaster app. It was fun. I felt the effects of the roller coaster during a big drop. And this was some lil mobile app. VR is definitely the future. And to the guy that claimed I dont know what VR is or never tried it because I made a negative remark about Apple and VR and Apple phasing out the iPhone....you never know what someone else knows or actually tried.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 11:51 AM 1
owner of gear vr since 2014 its sad so few people here being so called tech enthusiasts have not tried or own vr for phones.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 7:25 AM 4
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The thing is if people really wanted to try VR. Then there really isn't any excuse not to. Especially since there is all kinds of price points. From a really inexpensive Cardboard, to better versions of Cardboard made of plastic, and they can come with head straps, to the Gear VR, and many others are still coming to market. Not to mention more and more VR apps are showing up all the time.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 7:47 AM 2
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I love my Gear VR, but the biggest issue with it is my phone. I have the Note 5, and it gets really hot after about an hour. If I don't use it for a while, I'll go into the Oculus Store to update my apps, and that will make it too hot to even use VR for a while. It's really impressive until that point though. It is also the reason I preordered the Oculus Rift.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 7:44 AM 2
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Only Natural Reality . But Gear VR is on the Way
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:07 AM 6
I think AR (augmented reality) is the future not VR. I want AR on my car windshield, in my sunglasses, and in contact lenses. VR future is kinda limited to games and maybe communication (like in a meeting at a rable or something). But that's just my opinion. Most likely - VR is precident to AR.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 12:06 PM 1
Agreed, VR will be mostly for gaming and perhaps watching tv/movies. But AR has so many more applications. Even your example for the meeting can be done perfectly with AR and looking at Hololens and Magic leap demos, I can't wait for that future to come.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 12:27 PM 2
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I tried an alternate universe once during an out-of-body experience. Even their phonearena wasn't as bad as this universe's one.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:07 AM 1
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No, l haven't. Is it harmless for my eyes or not? If it's really harmless, l will give it a try.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:11 AM 0
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what's the main difference between the actual VR (ie gear VR, Vive) and cardboard? Excuse my ignorance about Vr
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:12 AM 0
Focus controls, a volume rocker and a touch sensitive track pad mounted on the right hand side. I would imagine it's more comfortable than cardboard, Oculus Store? I'm not sure if you can use that without Gear VR.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:27 AM 1
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And much better (more sensitive) sensors built in, rather than relying on those in your phone.
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:32 AM 1
Gear VR owner here, just wish there was more content available, also wish prices were more reasonable on the Oculus Store. .
posted on Feb 29, 2016, 6:14 AM 2
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