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VR-glasses ridiculous? Sooner or later we all have one
Multimedia, Virtual reality glasses are still very expensive and that is a problem: there are, after all, still not so many reasons to make your money. The manufacturers seem to have of the disappointing interest doesn't have to lie awake: that just firm to invest.

there are Currently in the Benelux VR-glasses of 21 brands for sale, including highlights as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. But storm runs the not yet for the technology. According to market research firm IDC, the number of worldwide sold glasses even fell substantially last year, with 4.6 million units compared to 6.7 million devices in 2017. Worldwide, there are now 20 to 25 million VR-goggles in use, according to research firm Statista.

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Disillusion

We can many reasons to enumerate why the enthusiasm provisional lta. So there is to begin with the price, which is still in the hundreds of euros, and the fact that you have a heavy and therefore expensive - pc. The technology is also still in full development, so the chances are is that you buy something that next year is already outdated. There is the annoying hassle with cables and other external elements. But most of all: there is up to now is actually not a single application that users to move en masse as a pair of glasses to purchase. There are some excellent games and also of professional applications are in the elevator, but often get not the attention that they deserve.

a Lot of confidence that is not for the future of the technology, but the manufacturers themselves seem not to attract. Who seem keen to so long to keep up the interest there, however. “We are pretty satisfied with the current range,” said Michael Denny, director of game development at Sony PlayStation. “Our catalog currently includes 300 games for virtual reality, and the people who use it, are satisfied. We trust that over time more developers on the bandwagon will jump and that we also more and more players will reach. We will definitely continue to invest.”

Lasting investment

HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the two other major players, continue to invest in VR technology, with more attention for other applications. So, HTC recently demos of an application in which baseball players their strokes can practice, and another in which securities brokers literally between the different stock markets. At the same time, with man and power to the elimination of technological evil and defects. HTC recently introduced oogtracking in his Vive. With the introduction of a wireless adapter and a renewed interest in standalone headsets (wireless headset without a smartphone or a powerful gaming pc, ed) are also steps to the kabelspaghetti to reduce.

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The most advanced VR headset has also the highest price: the standard version costs € 599. You also need a pc that is relatively powerful, with at least an Intel Core i5 chip and a GeForce GTX 1060-graphics card. That implies a device with a minimum cost of € 1,000. Mac users can still not to get started with the HTC Vive. Click here to view the HTC-glasses.

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