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Old 04-30-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
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VR goggles- very cool

I was killing time waiting for DW while she got a back massage and accidentally wandered into Best Buy. Saw these for $99 and after a quick discussion with the 13 year old clerk, I plunked down the debit card. I'm such a geek...

Took awhile to set them up. Only works with Samsung phones but I'm amazed at how cool this is. I've only looked at a couple of things (BBC Earth, Ocean Rift, Solar System Tour, Bear Island), but the potential is incredible. There is lots of content out there..free or for a couple of bucks.
Hope to find a golf app so I can work on my slice.

The commercials where you see old folks freaking out when wearing the goggles is fairly accurate. You really lose sense of where you are and you go with the flow. I'm not a game person, but I imagine the shoot-em-up games are exciting.

A swivel chair is highly recommended. BTW, DW's back is much better.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
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Looks like a fun gadget. I haven't played with them. Is there an equivalent one that works with an Iphone?
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yes there are many manufacturer's who do iPhone VR.
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I'm sure the porn market will jump on the VR bandwagon if it hasn't already.
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I'm sure the porn market will jump on the VR bandwagon if it hasn't already.
They've been saying that for years, but I'm doubtful. There is cost and complexity in the SW. I think there is significant opportunity in professional training and K-12 & college education.

Edit - who knows. It's all in the cost to develop SW.
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They've been saying that for years, but I'm doubtful. There is cost and complexity in the SW. I think there is significant opportunity in professional training and K-12 & college education.
As contrasted to little opportunity in pornography?

Oh my, what is happening to men?
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As contrasted to little opportunity in pornography?

Oh my, what is happening to men?


Well, if men users are willing to pay, there will be a market.
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Looks like a fun gadget. I haven't played with them. Is there an equivalent one that works with an Iphone?
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yes there are many manufacturer's who do iPhone VR.
And for those who want a similar experience without buying anything - you can download the YouTube app to your iPhone, iPad and presumably Android devices and there are lots of 360 videos. As long as it's a 360 video when you move your phone/device around, up & down, side to side, the POV changes just like you're there. You can hold it away from your face, or I assume as close as VR googles too? Has to be viewed using the YouTube App. It's pretty amazing! Try it!
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For $3 (lenses) made my own.

https://vr.google.com/cardboard/

Is that cheap or frugal?

They are cool though.
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I'm sure the porn market will jump on the VR bandwagon if it hasn't already.
It has, since late 2015.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtua..._entertainment
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I wear a size 8 1/4 hat. Any idea if the headbands will adjust to that size?
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I wear a size 8 1/4 hat. Any idea if the headbands will adjust to that size?


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