Oculus founder finds cables obstacle breakthrough Fri




According Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, the cables of virtual reality headsets the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of their success. For that reason, he thinks wireless Fri, like for example the Samsung Galaxy Gear, previously will be effective in the audience.

Oculus DK2 “Most people do not have a minister that the cable keeps them in the eye,” states Luckey on Twitter. “I myself have many hours people danced around with cables to convincing them to keep the VR experience.” He emphasizes the importance of adjusting both the hardware and the software on these restrictions.

The Oculus Rift is designed as a glorified computer; it must be connected to a PC, where the image signal, and the computing power comes from. The wireless transmission of the signals could of course solve the problem with the cables, but that introduces lag again, which leads to motion sickness in the user.

For products such as Google and Samsung Cardboard Gear VR is the true power in the headset, which ensures that a cable is no longer needed. Because of this distinction Luckey believes that mobile vr will be a success before the rift that. Oculus is therefore more a “sitting Fri-experience ‘, something Oculus himself has said often. Mobile Fri DOES have less computing power than a full desktop PC, which is also reflected in the offerings on this platform.

The Oculus Rift is still under development in the company of Palmer Luckey. Alternatives such as Google Cardboard and Samsung Galaxy Gear VR are already available. The HTC Vive, which is being developed in collaboration with Valve and will also be wired, should also be available in the first quarter of 2016. PlayStation VR for the PlayStation 4 will finally sometime in the first half of next year on the market. Final prices are not fixed yet for the Rift, Vive and PSVR. The Rift must at least more than $ 350 will cost. Which amounts to 317 euros.


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