Virtual Reality

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/09/2021
Today, Facebook announced upgraded versions of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset that will feature new storage options and a new silicone facial cover. The upgraded Oculus Quest 2 will now feature a minimum of 128GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the original 64GB minimum. 256GB remains the maximum amount of internal storage available. The new models will also include a new silicone facial covering. The updated
0 Views ·Posted 04/14/2021
Doug Guerra puts the HP Reverb G2 to the test in this hands-on review. This VR headset boasts 4320 x 2160 total resolution, dual 2.89" LCD screens, 90 Hz refresh rate, 114° field of view, and more. What are your thoughts on this virtual reality headset? Tell us about them or ask us questions in the Comments section, just below.
0 Views ·Posted 12/24/2020
Let’s take a trip to the virtual world of the Oculus Quest 2! The goal of the Quest 2 is to be your all-in-one virtual reality experience for VR gaming without cables or a PC (though you can connect to a PC using a single cable if needed). This VR headset boasts 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, 6GB of RAM, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and more! Click 
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/28/2022
It’s been more than two years since the Oculus—er, Meta—Quest 2 debuted. Since then, a lot has happened; a lot of things have changed.   Above image: Created with Painting VR  Case in point: the Oculus Quest 2 is now the Meta Quest 2. The base model now comes with 128GB of internal storage—twice as much as the original. Welcome to the Metaverse. The
0 Views ·Posted 05/16/2020
Insta360 has streamlined the entire VR production process with their 360 cameras, from the palm-sized Insta360 ONE X to the cinematic standard 11K Insta360 Titan. In this workshop, Insta360 gives you a rundown on the fundamentals of VR.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 02/25/2020
Since its reemergence in 2012, the virtual reality (VR) market has experienced a significant amount of growth. Recently, the pace of that growth has accelerated, thanks in part to improved technologies, better content, and lower costs of equipment. However, despite its growing influence, VR remains, for many, a new and unfamiliar technology. To help educate those who might be interested in VR, we’ve put
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/31/2020
It's Winter Adventure Week here at B&H, a time to celebrate frosty feats and wintertime wonders. To make this week happen, several of our intrepid authors trekked into the icy elements, combing the cold countryside for action, adventure, and the occasional photo tip or two. However, we did have a few weather-averse writers (read:
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
When Oculus first started out as a company, three years before debuting the Oculus Rift S, founder Palmer Lucky had a vision that virtual reality (VR) was headed for integrated mainstream fame. To that end, he Kickstarted the Oculus Rift, one of the first head-mounted displays for VR. His production company Oculus would later make head-mounted displays (HMDs) for Samsung (the Samsung Gear), but the Oculus Rift was smartphone agnostic,
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
Looking to check out “VR”─ virtual reality─but don’t know where to begin? Say hello to the Oculus Go, the company’s entry-level offering for the holiday season. It’s the “light” version of their new, more advanced Oculus Rift S and
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
If you don't know about virtual reality and what it has to offer, you soon will. Virtual reality and VR entertainment is making a leap forward in the next decade, and that has a great deal to do with VR headsets such as the Oculus Quest—one of the best VR headsets to debut in recent years. Oculus is offering three headsets this holiday season: the entry-level
by William Min ·Posted 03/13/2018
While the focus of virtual reality has largely been on gaming and consumer use, it doesn’t mean that the medium can’t be used for business. Virtual reality has the potential to become a useful tool for training new employees, taking an in-depth look at 3D models, like those for engineering and architecture, and even as an alternative to conference calls. Forget 3D printers and visualize your models in a whole new way with virtual reality. Engineers, architects, and others can work on their projects in a virtual-reality environment. From car
by William Min ·Posted 02/27/2018
Reality has never been harder to get a grasp on. In addition to real life, the introduction of virtual reality, augmented reality—and now, mixed reality—has really blurred the lines. While we may not be inserting plugs into the backs of our heads like in The Matrix just yet, virtual reality has come a long way since the red monochrome days of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy gaming console. So, what is the Matrix… I mean virtual reality? Well, virtual reality is a fully immersive experience, which tricks your senses into thinking you’re in a different
by William Min ·Posted 02/13/2018
The ASUS Mixed Reality Headset allows you to utilize virtual reality fully in Windows Mixed Reality. With two external cameras located on the headset itself, you don't need additional sensors for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking. Combined with the motion controllers, each with 32 LED lights, you'll be able to sync your virtual world and the real world with little to no latency and distortion.
by William Min ·Posted 10/17/2017
Virtual reality used to mean you had to shell out the big bucks for the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive or go mobile with the Samsung Gear VR. But now, with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update, VR will be more accessible, thanks to the Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality Headset. The Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality
by William Min ·Posted 09/13/2017
While gaming has largely been the focus of virtual reality so far, HP wants to expand its role into the professional sector. The HP Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation is a wearable VR workstation designed for developers and creative professionals. The HP Z VR Backpack G1 weighs about 10 pounds, so it isn't too taxing on your back. The backpack harness is also made of easy-fitting mesh, which makes it more