VR/MR Devices

My most preferred VR device is the the game-changing, high-tech device Google Cardboard. First of all, for all its features, the Google Cardboard is available at an unbelievable price of 14.90 SGD on Lazada. Secondly, it boasts a high quality frame made from highly recyclable material. Thirdly, there is almost no learning curve. In order to experience a high-quality virtual reality experience, all one needs is to slot a smart phone into the Google Cardboard and get started. This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IZK1k1elBU), for example, provides a high degree of immersion and presence despite the Cardboard’s limitation of having only 3 degrees of freedom.

Figure 1 Google Cardboard

Unlike VR devices, I have never used an MR device and thus, my preference is solely based off the marketing efforts of the companies behind the devices that I have been exposed to. Microsoft released a video envisioning the future of MR devices (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MqGrF6JaOM) amazed me as I was completely unaware of the utility these devices could offer us. Therefore, my most preferred MR device is the Microsoft HoloLens 2 as it seems that the companies vision is to invent a device which aims to enhance human life as much as possible. In a demo by Microsoft, the HoloLens displayed impressive eye-tracking, voice recognition and six degrees of freedom which allowed the user’s surroundings to be completely populated by virtual objects.

Figure 2 Microsoft HoloLens

With an approximately 6000SGD price tag, I would probably prefer purchasing the ground-breaking, game-changing HoloKit instead.

Figure 3 HoloKit