5 best modern virtual reality helmets

Современные шлемы виртуальной реальности

Modern virtual reality helmets

Were in the mid-nineties insanely popular virtual reality helmets then went into a long story. But now this computer accessory is back on the market. Today we tell about some of the most interesting options of this device is now available, or just preparing for it.

Oculus Rift


Oculus Rift is the most famous reality virtual reality helmet. And despite the fact that he has not even hit the stores - a device with access to the summer of 2013 have only the developers who are going to create software products and working with this digital eksessuarom.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Oculus Rift

VR helmet Oculus Rift

Popularity Oculus Rift is ensured by its impressive specifications (expected screen resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and 110 degree diagonal angle) and a very small price - $ 300.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Oculus Rift

VR helmet Oculus Rift

It was originally planned that the helmet Oculus Rift can be used advantageously when playing on the computer or console. However, with the increasing popularity of devices have been increasingly talking about a broader range of its capabilities, including in the military sphere. And Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said that such a VR helmet in the future can be an alternative to the smartphone.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Oculus Rift

VR helmet Oculus Rift

DARPA ULTRA-Vis


Speaking of military affairs. American defense company DARPA has developed an innovative virtual reality helmet ULTRA-Vis, designed specifically for the needs of the army. Such devices previously used for military purposes, but DARPA ULTRA-Vis in the future may become the most massive product of its kind.

Военный шлем виртуальной реальности DARPA ULTRA-Vis

Military helmet virtual reality DARPA ULTRA-Vis

Helmet DARPA ULTRA-Vis does not close completely review the person on whom it is worn. Translucent screen of this device is only in front of one eye of a soldier. And it is possible to see two-dimensional image with many necessary parameters during combat.

Helmet DARPA ULTRA-Vis module is also equipped with GPS, the ability to produce video and photography, talk with other soldiers and superiors, as well as to videofiksatsiyu events with a radius of 360 degrees. The latter allows one to see what is going on around him without having to turn your head.

Военный шлем виртуальной реальности DARPA ULTRA-Vis

Military helmet virtual reality DARPA ULTRA-Vis

And, very importantly, a virtual reality helmet DARPA ULTRA-Vis worth 50 times cheaper than the existing military samples of such devices.

Project Morpheus


VR helmet Project Morpheus, Sony has created specifically for the interaction of the device with the game console PlayStation 4. Primarily, this device is designed for racing games, but Sony promises that no less spectacular with them will look and other types of games, as well as non-gaming applications.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Project Morpheus от Sony

VR helmet Project Morpheus from Sony

Project Morpheus is not only equipped with two screens with a total resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but also a variety of sensors that monitor head turns and the player's position in space. It built a complex audio system, allowing to simulate up to 60 audio sources simultaneously.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Project Morpheus от Sony

VR helmet Project Morpheus from Sony

However, exhibited at the 18 March 2014 a prototype helmet Project Morpheus is very far from the version that will eventually be launched for sale. But the exact characteristics and the date of its release are still unknown.

Шлем виртуальной реальности Project Morpheus от Sony

VR helmet Project Morpheus from Sony

Carl Zeiss Cinemizer


But the company Carl Zeiss tries not to restrict the scope of their virtual reality glasses called Cinemizer. The creators of this device claim that it can be used not only for video games, but also in work, education and recreation.

Очки виртуальной реальности Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

Virtual reality glasses Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

Architects can using Carl Zeiss Cinemizer show customers they have not yet built a house, teachers show students a visual embodiment of historical or physical processes, photographers and cameramen will see in the eyepiece of the device camera images that are even at a distance from them.

Очки виртуальной реальности Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

Virtual reality glasses Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

With Carl Zeiss Cinemizer can read books, watch videos and explore the depths of the global Internet. And this is only a small part of the functions available to the user of the virtual reality glasses.

Очки виртуальной реальности Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

Virtual reality glasses Carl Zeiss Cinemizer

vrAse


The device is called vrAse cheapest presently virtual reality goggles on the market. The cost of this device is only 100 U.S. dollars, which is three times cheaper than the estimated price for the Oculus Rift.

Очки виртуальной реальности vrAse

Virtual reality glasses vrAse

The fact that absolutely no vrAse screen. Instead, the glasses frame is where the user must insert your smartphone (at the time it was the Samsung Galaxy S4). Included with this unit is a set of special lenses, zoom in or out on the phone screen to calibrate it to the user needs and dilute image on two eyes.

Очки виртуальной реальности vrAse

Virtual reality glasses vrAse

The main application vrAse - is watching movies on the phone screen, which now will seem really overwhelming. But in the future, the manufacturer promises glasses adapt them some video games that they could play only one head rotation.

Очки виртуальной реальности vrAse

Virtual reality glasses vrAse