Virtual reality headsets are becoming a rage and almost every tech company is launching them. There is a great hype around the HTC’s upcoming VR Headset and if you don’t want to take a chance, you can preorder your piece in advance, according to this Telegraph report. But they might be shipped in April 2016. The upcoming Vive VR Headset is the company’s second stab at creating the cutting-edge gadget. Other major companies that are making their own virtual reality headsets are Sony, Google and Facebook.
According to a statement given to the Telegraph, Cher Wang, the HTC CEO, the company will be diverting its resources to the realm of virtual reality from smartphones. “VR is more important,” she says.
All said and done, virtual reality, as far as entertainment goes, is still at its nascent stage. Most of the companies are simply playing with it. It’s mostly the gaming hardware that is used to deliver the outwardly graphics. Once you have mounted a VR Headset over your head, you enter a 3-dimensional world. But what’s this 3D world? Mostly, when you turn around, you can see what’s behind you, which is not possible while you are watching TV or a smartphone or a computer screen. You can watch the same thing from different angles. It’s as if, instead of watching a movie scene, you are inside a movie scene.
In their current avatars, most of the VR Headsets look like one those 80’s sci-fi movie bulky gizmos, but as the technology improves and smaller components are created, surely we will have much better looking VR Headsets.