Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

The Gear VR, which was surprisingly good.

We got a great private demo of Oculus’ Crescent Bay prototype – the video for that coming a little later today – but the second half of our private Oculus briefing had to do with the Gear VR. I didn’t have high hopes for my time with the device, but it was surprisingly good – much, much better than I imagined. The head tracking was free of any lag or skipping or juddering, and it looked great.

The Note 4’s 2560×1440 display made for an even higher resolution VR experience than my Rift DK2, and while the pixel grid was visible, it was much less visible than on the DK2 (although it wasn’t quite as clear as the Crescent Bay- headphones).

At $199 and with the requirement to already own your own Galaxy Note 4, it’s not exactly an impulse buy, but it’s also not the silly little side project we initially thought it was. We walked away quite impressed.

By akfire1

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