Would you ever use a VR headset with your smartphone?


Oh, virtual reality! You seemed so promising twenty-odd years ago. But the hardware at the time failed to let you deliver on the hype, and after a string of commercial failures (though I still enjoy playing Virtual Boy), the public largely moved on. Recently, there’s been hope that someone finally might be able to do VR the right way, and the Oculus Rift has been getting a lot of that attention. While obvious uses include things like PC gaming, the company behind it – Oculus VR – apparently has its sights set on the mobile market, as well.

Oculus VR’s Brendan Iribe recently gave an interview where he talks about his company’s desire to have the Oculus Rift connecting to next-generation smartphones. He singles-out the smartphone market as more attractive than traditional consoles due to the rapid pace of advancements and non-stop flow of new hardware.

Sure, smartphones have matured to the point where they should be more than capable of driving hardware like the Oculus Rift, but we wonder if the two are a good fit. Would you ever consider pairing your phone with a 3D headset like the Oculus Rift, or is a big part of the appeal of smartphone gaming how you don’t have to lug around any bulky hardware accessories to enjoy it?

Source: Edge Online
Via: Into Mobile

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!