Category: metaverse

Amazon Starts Selling TPCast Wireless Vive Add…

Amazon Starts Selling TPCast Wireless Vive Add-On:

TPCast’s wireless add-on for the HTC Vive can now be picked up at the official Amazon US store, though no signs of it in Europe just yet.

https://www.amazon.com/TPCast-Wireless-Adapter-HTC-VIVE-PC/dp/B074D471C4/

Hardlight VR Haptic Vest Gets Significant Pr…

Hardlight VR Haptic Vest Gets Significant Price Cut, Torso & Arm Tracking Demonstrated

Hardlight VR revealed a dramatically lower price point of $300. This is down from the previous price of $630 for consumers and $1,100 for businesses.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/hardlight-vr-announces-significant-price-for-mark-iii-haptic-vest/

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Standalone Headset Pico Goblin Officially Go…

Standalone Headset Pico Goblin Officially Goes On Sale

This features a 5.5inch TFT LCD and 2560×1440 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU with 3G high-speed LPDDR4-1866 RAM and 16G eMMC 5.1 ROM. The headset also comes equipped with three-degrees-of-freedom (3DoF) head-tracking and a 3DoF tracking controller.

Now that the launch has officially taken place you can purchase Pico Goblin off the official site for £269/€269/$269. If you happen to be in the US however, Amazon is running a 15 percent discount for an undisclosed period, dropping the price to $229 (there’s no listing on the UK website).

Source: https://www.vrfocus.com/2017/12/standalone-headset-pico-goblin-officially-goes-on-sale/

‘Bigscreen’ Teams with Paramount Pictures on…

‘Bigscreen’ Teams with Paramount Pictures on VR Cinema, Free Screenings of ‘Top Gun’ in 3D

Starting on December 29th at 6PM ET, the Bigscreen cinema will show free, timed screenings of Top Gun in 3D to Bigscreen users, supporting “a few dozen” users per theater, with the rest of the seats filled out by NPCs to give a sense of a packed house. 

The screenings are only available for US users and require Windows 10 (though Bigscreen in general is of course international and supports Windows 7, 8, and 10.

Source: https://www.roadtovr.com/bigscreen-teams-with-paramount-pictures-on-vr-cinema-free-screenings-of-top-gun-in-3d/

Tokimonsta’s Magical Musical Balls (VR Experie…

Tokimonsta’s Magical Musical Balls (VR Experience)

The Tokimonsta venue currently active in TheWaveVR has this tree with colored balls on it. These magical musical balls are a joy to play with. They are even more fun with friends!

TheWaveVR was designed to provide interactive social music venues in virtual reality. If you have a compatible system I highly recommend checking it out!

http://thewavevr.com/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/453000/TheWaveVR_Beta/

HaptX promises to make your virtual hands fe…

HaptX promises to make your virtual hands feel like real ones

When the company says “realistic touch,” it means the gloves let you feel the shape, texture and even temperature of whatever you’re holding – you can even feel if an object is hard or soft. That’s right; the gloves will actually prevent your hand from going through virtual objects.

Read More: https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/20/haptx-gloves-vr/

First full-featured, comfortable, and affordab…

First full-featured, comfortable, and affordable data glove for AR/VR apps:

Integrating six unique haptics and 10 smart fabric bend sensors operating at a speed of 500 HZ, the glove provides rapid sensing with data rates at 150 fps.

Read More: https://www.sensorsmag.com/components/glove-pumps-a-fist-for-ar-vr-apps-and-gaming

utopiaville: Are Holograms The Future Of How W…

utopiaville:

Are Holograms The Future Of How We Capture Memories?

8i is experimenting with capturing high quality fully 3D holographic video so that you can be with loved ones or past versions of yourself.

I have a feeling this is one of things things that will seem creepy until it is just normal and used by everyone.

Logitech Uses Vive Tracker to Bring Your Keyboard Into VR for…

Logitech Uses Vive Tracker to Bring Your Keyboard Into VR for Efficient Typing

Logitech is creating a new system called BRIDGE which aims to make it possible to bring a properly tracked keyboard into VR while showing the user’s hands for accurate typing.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/logitech-bridge-development-kit-vr-keyboard-typing/