Next Reality focuses on augmented reality, but that does not mean that we are not necessarily obsessed with virtual reality. If you did not want to dive into the depths of VR because you had bulky headsets or the expensive but necessary gaming PCs, you should try the Oculus Quest, which you can currently buy for less than most gaming systems on the market.
If you have never tried a VR, let us clarify a few things. No, we're not talking about the cheesy 360 videos you see on YouTube or on your smartphone with things like Google Cardboard. No, this is a "real" VR, and she is absolutely amazing.
So, what's the big problem? Quite simply, we think the Oculus Quest is the best "really" mobile VR experience you can buy. What does mobile mean in this case? It means you do not need a separate computer. Oh, and you can leave your smartphone in your pocket, the Oculus Quest works as a standalone all-in-one device.
Earlier, Oculus released the Oculus Go headset (which you can buy here), a lot less powerful, cheaper VR headset that works without an external computer or smartphone. However, the device is relatively weak and has only a limited selection of great games. Therefore, the device is better for watching movies and videos. The 3DoF (degrees of freedom) device is also problematic in that it has only one controller compared to the 6DoF dual-touch controllers that come with Oculus Quest. The difference is dramatic.
In other words, the Oculus Go is the very best version of the older smartphone Samsung Gear VR systems, while the Oculus Quest is more like a less powerful, less visually robust version of the Oculus Rift / Oculus Rift S (the "best" Oculus VR experience offers, but at a much higher cost than the external PC). But less in this case is actually more considering the lower price and lower mobility of the Oculus Quest. In practice, the Oculus Quest is an attempt to offer you the best of both worlds, and it is an attempt that is mostly successful.
You can use the Oculus Quest to get everything out of the game ( Robo Recall is a big hit favorite) to communicate (with Bigscreen, several people can meet via virtual VR to chat, play games,
The Oculus Quest also has something for Star Wars fans in Vader Immortal Action fans can train with Superhot VR (think of The Matrix Bullet Time Battles in VR). Passive video viewing is available on the device through apps from Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube. And if you're interested in becoming a VR artist, you're glad to know that Tilt Brush is also available on the Oculus Quest.
The setup comes with an optimized headset and two lightweight controllers that are small enough to fit with most of your other items in most rucksacks (you can also buy an Oculus case for about $ 40 here ). Although the device comes with embedded speakers, you can plug in a pair of wired earbuds here for $ 50, or purchase a pair of Oculus earphones if you want to keep the audio portion of your experience private.
Once you've turned it on, simply create a virtual limit for a small space using the system's tutorial (which is incredibly easy) To prevent this, bump into furniture in the VR. After that, you're ready, and this works in almost any environment where you can access Wi-Fi (except outdoors in bright environments).
All this means VR is finally easy enough for 90% of the public, including non-geeks, to try. The entrance fee is quite affordable. The 64 GB version of the Oculus Quest can be purchased here for only $ 399 and the 128 GB version here for $ 499.
If you're looking for comparisons, you should take this into account. To get the same experience with the PlayStation 4, you'll first need to spend about $ 300 on the console, then another $ 400 on the PlayStation VR. Spend the headset. And you can not just move this setup to your local café as you can with the Oculus Quest.
The days of the VR are limited to super freaks with sophisticated power computers that are trapped in their basement while connected to a lot of cables. The Oculus Quest is the perfect travel companion, whether the environment is at work, on holiday, or just being taken to an event or a friend's house. This is the time when VR becomes mainstream.