There’s no doubt that virtual reality is one of the hottest trends of the moment, with a lot of the top companies in the tech industry currently investing in it. Basically, VR, as it’s shortened, refers to computer-simulated reality, replicating an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in an imagined world, allowing the user to interact with it. The concept is far from being new, since it’s been presented and discussed in tech communities for a few years.
Until recently, it was far from being accessible to the masses, as enjoying a VR experience wasn’t affordable. Still, after important manufacturers from the tech industry started developing affordable VR headsets, everybody with a decent smartphone can see what VR is about. There’s no doubt that it will become a worldwide trend, as you can buy a VR headset in pretty much any country around the world, including the UAE, at decent prices. And we’re absolutely convinced that in the near future, the prices will get even lower, turning virtual reality in something accessible for everybody.
Samsung Gear VR:
Currently, some of the most popular VR headsets are the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, both of them using your smartphone’s display in order to project a virtual reality world. We’ve already tested them and the experience is really immersive and entertaining. Still, if you want to enjoy the ultimate VR experience, you can do it using the Oculus Rift. Developed alongside the folks over Facebook, the consumer version of the kit was released at the beginning of this year and it will shortly be available for pre-ordering in the UAE as well. Definitely an experience that shouldn’t be missed by any tech fan!