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So Sticking a Smartphone in Front of your Eyes is the Future of VR Headsets

Aug 13 2014, 4:24am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

So Sticking a Smartphone in Front of your Eyes is the Future of VR Headsets
Photo Credit: The Verge
 
 

Samsung is supposed to show off its VR headset early next month at the IFA 2014. It uses a smartphone as display like the Google Cardboard VR headset kit.

Forget expensive virtual reality headsets. The future seems to be smartphone powered VR headsets. Google surprised with a cardboard VR headset. At first I thought it is an April Fools' prank, but it is actually an ingenious way to create a cheap virtual reality headset. You only need cardboard, lenses and some other small things and of course a smartphone to build a fully working virtual reality headset.

Now The Verge leaked some images that show the rumored Samsung VR headset that is supposed to be unveiled on September 3 at the IFA 2014. The images reveal that the Samsung VR headset works on the same concept like the Google Cardboard.


The Samsung VR headset requires a smartphone to be attached to the headset system. It is a great concept as it dramatically lowers complexity and cost of VR headsets. 

The Samsung VR headset looks more sophisticated than the DIY Google Cardboard and is likely offering a better experience. The question is who owns the patent on sticking a smartphone into a VR headset?

 

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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