Samsung Debuts $499 Windows Mixed Reality Headset

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  1. Pilgrim1099 Suspended

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    Of course, niche is what it is for the moment. I'm sure it will evolve because VR and AR is merging to the point where it's possible to toggle between both modes. If I wanted to, say, recline and rest on a sofa after a long day and check out a filme or show privately, the glasses would be handy. Or being used as a HUD ( heads up display ) for driving since whatever I look at on the road, the glasses would tell me what's going on while the phone would feed data to it with navigation or information on places.

    I do see that glasses ( or sunglass style goggles for better screen contrast while having visibility to see through is better ) with hand detection to manipulate 3D space will be the next big step instead of tapping on screen. It would almost have that 'holographic' experience working with data on the visuals. That, I think, is the ultimate way to interact with an OS, powered by a desktop or mobile device.

    As an artist myself, I like doing things hands on.

    Backpack styled machines will get smaller and portable for it to work. I know that companies can do it. It doesn't have to be Apple but anyone. If I had an HTC Vive, I would have a field day doing Tilt Brush or similar creating visuals or building models.

    Or as a fencer myself, with goggles, I could do shadow fencing for practice with my epee on point control at home. Almost fencing a virtual fencer opposite of me. That's far better than having to buy a dummy or tie up golf balls to the ceiling with string to practice with.

    Or even better, a VR MMORG for immersion for any PC/Mac/tablet would be killer, not too different than the concept from the Sword Art Online anime show that did exactly that. I'm quite shocked that Disney has not even thought of doing a Tron online RPG for players to act as avatars ( how extremely meta would that be ) using VR gear. I would've gone for that in seconds and get lost in that world.

    The potential is there.
     
  2. huperniketes macrumors regular

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    And the Power Mac G4 Cube.
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    Nope.

    The price isn't the biggest barrier. Not by a long shot.

    ewry71v2vukv97mdyq1w.jpeg BTTF-VR-dork.jpg Gear-VR-S6-4-of-6-710x473.jpg maxresdefault.jpg wzvv8renh4q674fuarue.jpg samsung-gear-vr-trial.jpg zuckerberg-vr-smiling.jpg the_matrix_neo_and_pods_of_humans.gif matrix-in-db.jpg
     
  3. huperniketes macrumors regular

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    In 100 years, when most of today's Apple Watches will have polluted our landfills (and our oceans as the fanbois continue to cause our sea levels to rise), the remaining models will surely have increased in value to collectors.

    Let's see their value after 5 years, when they no longer run the latest watchOS. Granted, collectors will always prize Series 0 watches. But the models after that, which have seen greater adoption, will not have retained their value.
     
  4. Stella macrumors 604

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  5. huperniketes macrumors regular

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    Do the people in those photographs look like they're in their homes?
     
  6. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    These come with nausea included or not?
    Its a deal breaker for me.
     
  7. Stella, Oct 8, 2017
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    Well, yes, the picture of Back to the Future.

    SO...... you found some photos from sci-fi movies ( back to the future ), adverts, some Samsung VR talk, a facebook(?) conference and some staged photos? LOL, and you present that as some kind of 'evidence' of a barrier to VR?

    None of those photos you posted are daily VR usage examples. You must realize that right?

    None of those photos show any sort of barriers to VR.... they are a random collection of VR related photos that you pulled from the internet.
     
  8. Baymowe335 macrumors 65816

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    I am a n00b here, but in just a short time of reading these forums, I’ve realized this board either has a lot of trolls, Fandroids, or just severely misinformed users.

    To call the Apple Watch, the number 1 watch in the world, a money loser is just laughable and instantly negates any shred of credibility you had.
     
  9. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000

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    It's ok, I've never cared for validation from anyone anyway.

    However, the Apple Watch is junk.
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    VR is the future. I love using my Gear VR. Mixed Reality is probably the smartest thing MS has done to push VR. I'll definitely be getting a mixed reality headset.
     
  11. Baymowe335 macrumors 65816

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    No ones cares about your opinion on the watch. It’s irrelevant.

    You’re objectively wrong regarding its financial viability.
     
  12. huperniketes macrumors regular

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    Techies are enamored with gadgets, and don't realize how their sensibilities don't match those of non-techies people. It's okay that you don't see any barriers for people like you to adopt VR.
     

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