Qualcomm’s Standalone VR Is Getting Embedded Leap Motion Hand Tracking


HTC and Valve do this with their Vive controllers that are super low latency and extremely accurate and Oculus does this with their touch controllers and their extremely natural ergonomics. When it comes to mobile, in many cases you’re either stuck with a Bluetooth gamepad on Samsung or a controller like the Daydream controller which simply put isn’t good enough. The real improvements are increased performance, power savings and support for Leap Motion.

HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

Road to VR

On stage at Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC today unveiled their upcoming standalone VR headset, Vive Focus. While HTC is only releasing the headset in China, and not in the West as previously announced, the company is using Vive Focus as the impetus for its own mobile VR platform that aims to resolve what HTC calls a “highly fragmented” mobile VR market in China, and become a common platform and storefront across disparate hardware vendors.

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A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR


The devices at the time included: HTC Vive wands that shipped with the Vive headset. Many mobile headsets, like the Google Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR, become fully functional as soon as you slide your compatible smartphone into them. Samsung Gear Controller. Fully immersive VR experiences bring us to tracked motion controllers. The HTC Vive wands, Oculus Touch controllers, and Playstation Move controllers have set the standard since their respective releases.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion.

Vive Focus enter version 2.0 at VEC 2018

The Ghost Howls

From my tests, the image on the screen appears slightly distorted, so there will be something to fix on HTC’s side. Better integration with HTC phones. Yesterday HTC has also unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC U12+. Since now the VR and smartphone division of HTC have been somewhat unified, the teams developing the two devices have collaborated to make the two devices collaborate (it’s like a tongue twister). Image by HTC).

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards


HTC – Vive. Samsung – Gear VR. Leap MotionLeap Motion. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024


Simple pointer-based hand controls from Google and Samsung. Valve built a similar solution in Steam so developers could support multiple headsets, like Rift, Vive, and Samsung Odyssey. The last six years were shaped by unexpected team-ups like Oculus/Facebook and HTC/Valve. Samsung, meanwhile, quietly dominates early VR by supplying the high-quality OLED panels found in most of the high-end headsets on the market.

The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This


The HTC Vive is arguably the best out there, but having to buy a souped-up laptop just to run it, paying full price for brief games that feel more like demos, and trailing a huge cable off your head and fumbling to mount trackers on your ceiling…it’s not ideal. Imagine the same touch and motion-based actions we’re used to on mobile phones, only happening in the air with our hands while we’re in VR.

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Best VR Headsets in 2018


Dominic Brennan from Road to VR estimates that Santa Cruz is using the same 1,440 × 1,600 displays that are also found in the Samsung Odyssey and Vive Pro headsets. In addition to the original Pixel and Pixel XL , the VR headset works with the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ , Note 8 , Huawei Mate 9 , ZTE Axon 7 , LG V30 , Motorola Moto Z , Z2 and Asus ZenFone AR. Samsung Gear VR ($129.99). HTC Vive ($499).

A Social VR Experiment


AltspaceVR works with HTC Vive headsets and seems to have a healthy user base of dozens of users at any given time. As we met more new friends, we realized that something important differentiated our avatars: some people had hands with free-range motion, and others did not. AltspaceVR currently works with three types of headsets: the Oculus Rift , the HTC Vive and the Samsung Gear VR. Hi Everyone! This is Evelyn Eastmond here and I am guest blogging today for eleVR!

All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

The Ghost Howls

HTC has actually released that for the Vive Focus Plus … Well, according to the god John Carmack , it is something about which the company has discussed a lot and has also experimented a lot. Then there are the problems that are inherent to all hands-tracking solutions like Leap Motion : no haptic feedback, virtual hands that trespass objects they are interacting with, and such.

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