The imminent Rio Summer Olympic games are set to kick-off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this coming August. Despite longing to be in the midst of the leading international sporting event, the reality is that most of us won’t get a chance to experience Rio Olympics 2016 live. However, technology offers a hyper-reality alternative for spectators to get a futuristic experience that promises to be almost indistinguishable from the reality of being a part of the Olympic games this year, through the use Virtual Reality.
Back in 2014, Sony claimed the center of attention in the information superhighway (the internet) when they announced that they had been working on a project known as Project Morpheus for over three years. It was later revealed that Project Morpheus was the code name for what would be known as the PlayStation VR – a Virtual Reality gaming head mounted display. Unlike HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at the time, the PlayStation Virtual Reality didn’t rely on a high-end gaming PC to operate but instead would be powered by the PlayStation 4. Over two years on and South African fans (and the world over) of the popular home video console can start to celebrate. It was officially announced that the PlayStation VR headset would be available for purchase from October 13th this year. This will make it the very first dedicated gaming VR headset to be available in local retailers.
We have recently received some awesome exposure from the Independent Home insert which is published in the Cape Argus, Cape Times, The Mercury, The Star, Pretoria News, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Daily News, Isolezwe news papers that are part of the Independent Media Group. The article was written by Bonnie Fourie.
360° Live Streaming Video – Google I/O 2016
This is one of the most awesome experiences I have had since the launch of Virtual Reality and 360° video. I am a technology junkie and love technology. Heck we already build our own virtual reality 360° video camera in 2011 and our company is one of the pioneers in creating virtual reality and 360° videos.
If you are not excited about virtual reality yet, you should check out the Virtual Reality Game Hellblade 360° video teaser. We are just in the beginning stage of virtual reality.
Think of virtual reality at the moment, as smartphones back in the 90’s. Then take a look at the Hellblade 360° virtual reality video game that is being developed, and you will be amazed. It is hard to imagine where virtual reality is going to be in 10 years from now, but from the looks of it, things in virtual reality is going to get so real, that it is going to be hard to distinguish what is real and what is not real.
If you are looking for a shop to buy Google Cardboard in South Africa you just found it. We sell Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses. The Google Cardboard glasses is made from high quality cardboard and optical lenses. The VR Cardboard glasses is inspired by Google Cardboard, and made to the exact specifications as the official Google Cardboard.
It is hard to explain what virtual reality is without seeing it for yourself. In essence virtual reality is an environment a user enters into which is displayed to the user on a display. The display can vary from computer screens, mobile screens or even rooms that have virtual reality projected onto the surrounding walls.