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VR Gaming – Oculus Rift and Morpheus Alternative

Rift and Morpheus might be grabbing all the attention but they’re not the only VR headsets in the pipeline. Give ’em the eyes with this goggle-licious line-up.

vrAse

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vrAse

Early Oculus Rift units used AMOLED screens taken from Samsung Galaxy S4s – but the vrAse takes the concept further. The screen and processing power of the headset is a Galaxy S4. Or an HTC One. Or an Xperia Z – any smartphone with a screen between 3.5 and 6.3in, although between 5 and 6 is best. Inside the headset are lenses, which take any side-by-side signal on the phone and split it for each eye. (vrase.com)

GameFace

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GameFace

While most VR headsets require a PC to munch through the binary, or a smartphone to be slotted in the front to also provide the visuals, GameFace’s effort is a combo of the two. The 5.5in 2560×1440 display (2K resolution) is built-in but it also does grunt work onboard with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, console-quality Tegra K1 graphics and Android Jellybean OS. (gamefacelabs.com)

Cmoar

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Cmoar

Cmoar’s modular make-up means you can change the lenses inside depending on what you’re using it for. The VR lenses offer a 95º field of vision provided by whatever phone you’ve positioned in the front section. The other lens sets are for movies: one offers the equivalent of an 80in 3D screen from two metres away and another mimics a standard, 125in full HD screen from the same distance. (cmoar.com)

True Player Gear Totem

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True Player Gear Totem

While VR isn’t necessarily all about graphics, if your computer’s struggling to push the required number of pixels the experience will suffer. So Totem might be the VR headset for you. It has hardware acceleration onboard, relieving some of the strain from your computer to make sure there’s no lag. It also has a pair of cameras that look like eyes. Eventually they’ll also be used for positional tracking. (trueplayergear.com)

Altergaze

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Altergaze

Altergaze’s headset doesn’t look like this picture. At least, it doesn’t have to. While it requires a smartphone to provide the pixels and power, the chassis itself is 3D-printed and can be customised via the company’s website, with a whopping 8.4 million possible combinations. It comes with a set of lenses that always provide a Rift-beating 110º field of vision, no matter which phone you’ve got inserted. (agvr.co)

Sulon Cortex

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Sulon Cortex

Like a combination of VR and augmented reality, Sulon’s Cortex uses your Android phone as a screen but also has built-in sensors and cameras that map the room you’re standing in and recreate it in front of your eyes, with digital objects and virtual environments overlaid by the phone’s processor. Its US$500 development kit is expected to ship at the end of the year. (sulontechnologies.com)

ANTVR

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ANTVR

With its matching gun-shaped controller there’s something decidedly retro about the ANTVR kit, but inside it’s anything but old-fashioned. A wireless receiver sits between the two parts, meaning it can receive signals from a range of platforms, while the headset’s aspherical lenses mean it will run games not specifically designed for VR. The gun controller also unfolds to reveal a traditional gamepad. (antvr.com)

InfinitEye

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InfinitEye

When it comes to virtual reality, the larger your field of view the better. The latest Rift development kit has a 100º horizontal FOV but the InfinitEye’s two 1280×800 displays and Fresnel lenses provide over twice that, drastically increasing your peripheral vision to 210º and ramping up the feeling of immersion. It’s just a prototype at the moment, but the InfinitEye shows where next-gen VR helmets are likely to head. (facebook.com/InfinitEyeVR)

Vrelia VReye

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Vrelia VReye

Vrelia offers two HMDs (head-mounted displays): one that requires a phone to be slotted in, and one with the brains. With two 5.9in full HD screens providing two million pixels to each eye, the VReye Pro (pictured) offers a field of vision stretching to 123º. The other one accepts any phone with a screen from 4 to 6in, and side dials let you adjust the lenses – so users who normally wear glasses can take them off. (vrelia.com)

Avegant Glyph

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Avegant Glyph

The Glyph is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones with an extra-special trick. Fold it down and on the underside is a 1280×720-per-eye micromirror array, which reflects light into your eyeballs rather than lighting up a screen. Avegant reckons it’s far sharper than a traditional screen, although its 45º FOV could prove detrimental to the VR experience. Just plug it in via HDMI and you’re good to go. (avegant.com)

One thought on “VR Gaming – Oculus Rift and Morpheus Alternative

  1. Elizabeth Jordan says:

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