Rift, Vive, and Virtual Reality

Discussion in 'VR and AR' started by idsn6, May 8, 2013.

  1. pjbliverpool

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    It's sad for me as an original Oculus Rift owner being at the pinnacle of VR technology only a few short years ago seeing my friends mum talk about her new VR headset which is better than mine :( it's a long fall from my technology leadership pedestal.

    I really need a new headset but neither the technology, nor the time I spend in VR justify it at the moment.
     
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    I'm torn. I really wish VR will succeed. On the other hand I wouldn't want to use a facebook device. Major reason I didn't upgrade from quest1 was the facebook login requirement. Most of my content is from steam. I'm ready to jump hw ships if someone does great inside out tracked steam headset. I'm not wanting to go into the lighthouse approach after experiencing quest.

    It's going to be tough for anyone to compete with facebook. They have super cheap device considering the hw and sw provided. And now it looks like they have the market share also which will inevitably lead to developer mindshare as well. Volume also is advantage for facebook. It will allow for cheaper hw due to volume production. Someone planning for less units is just not going to be price competetive.
     
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    Agreed.

    This makes me wish that Valve had instead focused on a mass consumer VR device like how Facebook is approaching VR.

    While I totally get why Valve wants to push what's possible with consumer VR hardware, if they really want VR to take off on Steam, they should attempt to release a quality consumer level VR device as Facebook has done with the Quest 2.

    While I've been tempted by the Quest 2 ... 2 major things prevent me from getting one. First, the physical IPD adjustment is way too fiddly compared to the Quest 1. Secondly, it requires an actively used Facebook account, this is just a non-starter for me.

    Regards,
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    Are you sure ? I have a totally unused account
     
  5. manux

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    They did ban newly created accounts at one point. Though maybe it was some automation doing that. And perhaps things have been improved since. At least I haven't seen ban news lately.
     
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    Although unused I have had the page for a couple of years
    I only signed up for it because facebook wouldnt let me search it unless I was signed in
     
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    Qualcom ar smart viewer is interesting. The form factor starts to look pretty ok. Still poor fov though(45 degrees). If I was betting man I would bet apple is looking to do something similar albeit wirelessly to replace phone screen.
    [​IMG]
    https://www.roadtovr.com/qualcomm-ar-smart-viewer-headset-announcement/
     
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    I've had a fully working rift since last year, I got a message you have to register it with facebook so I did
    then I get this
    facebook acknowledges I have a rift but then tells me no device registered WTF
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    The best part of that is that it sounds like the glasses will also work with Windows 10 PCs.

    Depending on the price, I'd give that a try.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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