Posts Tagged ‘GearVR’

Reactions to Gear VR

August 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Gear VRIt is always fun to get other people to try VR devices and see their reactions. Watching their movements and how they observe their world while in the device is great. I let a few people try out 3 different experiences in the Gear VR to give them a sample of the types of experiences range currently out there. I did the Cirque piece, the Paul McCartney concert and the Marvel Avengers Tower experiences. The response was that of this is really good. This ok. This is awesome. I’m looking forward to more people trying it out.

Playing Around with the Gear VR

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixGot in a few hours of time on the Gear VR. I have to say the quality is a good bit of a jump over Google Cardboard. i sampled a bunch of the apps that arent on cardboard a long with ones that are on both. The experience is a lot more immersive. They have done a good job with multiple navigation and selection options. Bad VR is bad VR no matter the platform. After a few hours I had to stop because I was getting a little sick from a few bad experiences. Walking around and shaking it off is my best solution. It does kind of stick with you for a while which can be an issue. Still very happy with this device and glad I will be working with it. Great early entry to Virtual Reality. Looking forward to the commercial version which will hopefully be out this year.

I Lied

August 11, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixNot on purpose but I totally lied. Yesterday was not the day I would try out the Gear VR. It took forever to download all the apps and then I had to redownload the Oculus app so it would all work. Once I had everything downloading I still had to bring the device home with me to finish downloading. Another pain here in India is the slow speed of internet. Takes forever. Especially when some of these apps are a couple gigs. So today after I do a presentation or two internally I will get to play around with the Gear VR.

Today is the day: Gear VR

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Gear VRSo after a lot of hoop jumping, traveling to other countries, and changing of firmware today I will be trying out the Gear VR. I’ve got a list of apps I want to check out and I am super excited. I have a few must see pieces like the Cirque apps. I have my work around to use the Milk app. Hopefully lots to report this week.

Pro Tip: Gear Vr

August 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Gear VRThough the GearVR works with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge make sure the phone you have is in a region that can download the GearVR app otherwise you will need to check the model of your phone and flash rom to a region that does. Developing in unsupported countries is a pain in the ass. Next time buying both phone and GearVR from same location.

Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities on GearVR


I love Cirque Du Soleil. When I lived in Vegas I saw most of their shows and over the years I have gone back to visit I have tried to catch the rest. When I lived in Quebec I would go see their summer show. They are brilliant storytellers, performers and entertainers. I am super excited that they have created a unique and special experience in the VR space with their Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities on GearVR. They havent simply put a camera on the stage but actually have recreated the show for this experience. This is hopefully the start of many more great experience like this in VR. Exciting times.

Marvel and Samsung Mobile Present ‘Battle for the Avengers Tower’ 360° Experience

MarvelWith the recent YouTube 360 there have been a few cool pieces put on it. One of them was made to promote the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it is pretty sweet. Check it out in Google Cardboard. There is a full version made for the Galaxy S6 and the Gear VR Headset.

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