For many kids (and gadget and/or sci-fi geeks) growing up, the idea of having your own personal 3D virtual reality headset was a bit of a dream, but thanks to products like the Oculus Rift, they’ve become much more of a reality. But what if you could take your existing smartphone or tablet and effectively turn it into a 3D VR headset in its own right? Two new products on Kickstarter are working toward precisely that goal.
Think about it. Everything that you really need for a 3D virtual reality experience is already contained in your smartphone. You’ve got a fast processor, a high resolution display, and whole array of sensors like gyroscopes and accelerometers. What these two products do is capitalize on that existing technology, sliding your smartphone or tablet into a head-mounted device. Boom, 3D virtual reality.
The 360specs and the vrAse are very similar in design. Your display is then basically split in two (think split-screen multiplayer) so that each eye sees a slightly different image; thus, you get 3D vision. Presumably, things can be coded via the provided SDKs so that it can track your head movements and give you that 3D virtual reality experience.