head-mounted displays

  • The Making Of eleVR’s Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “Float” Is Fascinating

    The Making Of eleVR’s Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “Float” Is Fascinating

    A company called eleVR, which does research in virtual reality and isn’t a gaming company at all, just shared a video for a virtual reality game they’re working on called Float. It’s a puzzle game and platform where you can visit floating islands to make them “come alive again.” You can play it on the HTC Vive, which is heavy on motion-tracking, only right now. Read More

  • Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

    Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

    With the Samsung Gear VR hitting shelves and faces all over the place last week, the company ran a new commercial to promote it this weekend. I saw it during the 49ers vs. Seahawks game. It’s.
    Surprisingly.
    Good. I say “surprisingly” because even we found out how difficult it was to show the potential of VR through a video during our review. After speaking with some folks in… Read More

  • Slew Of New Virtual Reality Titles Available Alongside Samsung Gear VR

    Slew Of New Virtual Reality Titles Available Alongside Samsung Gear VR

    As we reported earlier, you can now pre-order your Samsung Gear VR. It’s a device that’s going to unlock virtual reality for a lot of consumers, even though it requires a Samsung phone to drive it. Along with the announcement of pre-order for a ridiculously low $99, a bunch of games are hitting the scene to support its launch. Land’s End by Ustwo Games, Bandit Six: Salvo… Read More

  • The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The second generation of the Samsung Gear will only cost $100 and can now be pre-ordered from Best Buy. This is the device that could make or break virtual reality. Like the previous version, with the Gear VR, virtual reality is served up by a Galaxy phone that’s strapped to the front of the unit. Because of this configuration, there are no wires, but the virtual reality is limited… Read More

  • Google Expands Its VR Program For Students To More U.S. Schools

    Google Expands Its VR Program For Students To More U.S. Schools

    Earlier this year, Google announced its so-called Expeditions Pioneer Program. This project aims to bring Google’s Cardboard VR viewer to students by bringing a full kit of gear for using virtual reality in the classroom to schools. Google started rolling this program out to select schools in September and now it’s ready to expand this program to more schools in the U.S., with… Read More

  • Meet The LucidCam, The Future Of Consumer VR

    Meet The LucidCam, The Future Of Consumer VR

    Trying to wade through the noise and hype that surrounds VR can be overwhelming, but there are clear real-world uses that make the future of the technology exciting. Lucid flew through that noise for me. The thing that’s going to bring the “future” to the “now” is a killer app that consumers can understand and more importantly afford. That’s where Lucid… Read More

  • Experience Street View In Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

    Experience Street View In Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

    A lot of us chuckled when we saw Google Cardboard for the first time, but it’s actually quite genius. Google shared today that its virtual reality experience Google Cardboard is now available in 39 languages and over 100 countries for both Android and iOS. The developer docs are now in 10 languages, to make the VR experience even more worldwide. The 15 million installs of Cardboard apps… Read More

  • Moverio: Epson Announces World’s First See-Through 3D Head-Mounted Display

    Moverio: Epson Announces World’s First See-Through 3D Head-Mounted Display

    Epson Japan announced [JP] the so-called Moverio today, a see-through 3D head-mounted display (HMD), which is the first of its kind, according to the company. Think of it as mix between of NEC’s transparent HMD Tele Scouter and Sony’s cool 3D OLED head mounted display HMZ-T1, powered by Android OS. The Moverio creates the experience of watching 3D (or 2D) pictures on a virtual… Read More

  • Sony’s Head-Mounted 3D OLED Display Is World’s First, Produces 750-Inch Virtual Screen

    Sony’s Head-Mounted 3D OLED Display Is World’s First, Produces 750-Inch Virtual Screen

    Earlier this year, during CES 2011, Sony showcased a prototype of a wearable 3D display that looked much like those virtual reality helmets we’ve been seeing since the 1990s. And today, the company announced that it’s actually ready to start selling the OLED device, dubbed “Personal 3D Viewer”/ HMZ-T1, on November 11 – in Japan. Read More