‘I’m not really sure why I want one, but I know I do.’ Too many times that phrase has entered the mind of a computer/technology geek like me. Lately, I’ve been thinking those thoughts regarding VR (Virtual Reality) devices or headsets. They are all over right now. From a $5 piece of cardboard to a high end headset from one of the major phone manufacturers, you cannot look at story about technology and avoid the concept or advancements in the VR realm.
Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, LG 360, etc. are some of the endless options available right now to dive into your own virtual world. Most of the devices seem to be of the same idea - take your existing phone and snap it into the headset (Oculus Rift supplies the display, no phone needed). Strap the headset on and fire up some software that takes you to another world, or takes you live somewhere around this world. Couple this with 360 degree cameras and you will be able to experience ‘being there’. You can look and walk around while experiencing the sights and sounds as if you were really walking on a Caribbean beach.