The latest news and fun facts about virtual reality, hardware and accessories. Read all about Virtual Reality in our VR Blogs. For example, do you know how they use Virtual Reality in the sports world? Or are you looking for a fun (free) VR game to play? Then quickly check out our blogs and discover everything about the wonderful world of VR!
The New Pimax Crystal VR Headset: Competition for the Varjo Aero?
Pimax has announced the Pimax Crystal, a new headset that is broadly similar with the company's upcoming Pimax 12K QLED headset, but with scaled back a few features and a lower price. Although the price of about ,900.00 is lower, the headset still falls into the 'ultra-enthusiastic' category, making it a direct competitor to Varjo's Aero headset.
The new VR glasses from Meta: What will we see in the future from Meta?
Meta's Reality Labs division has unveiled new prototypes that are on the roadmap to lightweight, hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics. The glasses are far from being fully developed and ready for sale, but the designs - with the codenames Butterscotch, starburst, holocake 2, and Mirror Lake - should lead to a sleek headset with more realistic colors that support finer details than the current Quest 2 screens.
Metaverse and virtual reality: what do they with have in common?
The Metaverse is hot and booming. Ever since Facebook announced in October 2021 that it would change the company's name to Meta, the term 'metaverse' has suddenly popped up everywhere. But what exactly is the metaverse? And hasn't it been around much longer? In this blog we will explain what exactly the metaverse is, for which applications it can be used, how virtual reality fits into the story of metaverse, and what we can expect from the metaverse in the future.
10 VR Tips No One Told You
When you buy VR glasses, you always receive a manual. This manual explains exactly how to connect the VR glasses, how to charge them and turn them on/off and in some cases how to download the correct software. But often it is not stated how best to hang up your VR cables, or which applications are useful to download as extra. In this blog we therefore list a number of useful tips for you so that you can get started well prepared with your new VR glasses.
Serious VR: Have a serious VR training developed
Virtual reality is no longer just used for playing games. While a few years ago it was still used purely as an entertainment device, it is now possible to follow complete VR training courses. This is with particularly useful for training that is rather time consuming and expensive "in real life". Think of practicing with a jet bridge at KLM - or training a heart surgeon who has to practice a difficult operation. Fortunately, VR has now come so far that it is also possible to do this type of training in the virtual world. All you need for this is VR glasses (and in some cases a powerful PC). And of course someone who develops the training for you.
The Best Cleaning Items for VR Glasses
When you have used your VR glasses intensively, it is important to leave them clean and hygienic. Even when you use the VR glasses with with your friends, or, for example, pass them on at a VR event, it is as fresh as the headset is clean. Fortunately, there are plenty of products available with which you can always keep your VR glasses tidy! In this blog we list a few of our popular cleaning products for you.
Vive Focus 3 License: New Features for VR Arcades and LBE Locations
The HTC Vive Focus 3 is a popular Standalone VR glasses aimed at businesses. Partly because of the additional "VIVE Enterprise Warranty" as standard, it is a smart and safe choice for companies that want reliable, wireless VR glasses. But recently HTC Vive has made a number of (software) updates that make the Vive Focus 3 also very good in a VR Arcade or other LBE (location based entertainment) environment. can be used. In this blog we list the new updates of the Vive Focus 3 .
The Best Accessories for Meta Quest 2
with you get the most out of your Meta Quest 2 VR glasses with the right accessories. From a headband that makes the VR glasses more comfortable, to a charging station where you can conveniently store and charge the VR glasses and Controllers. There is now a handy accessory for everything. In this blog we list our accessories for the Meta Quest 2, so that you can immediately see in an overview what is useful for you to use!
What is SideQuest and how do you use it?
If you just bought a Quest 2, you may think that the official Oculus Store is the only way to purchase games. But did you know that there is an entirely different platform where you can also download games? This platform is called SideQuest. In this article we explain what SideQuest is all about and how you can put games on your Quest 2 via this platform.
How do you buy the right VR glasses?
Virtual reality is becoming more and more popular. Where virtual reality a few years ago was only for the real nerds, nowadays people are no longer surprised if you have a VR headset at home. But what is the best virtual reality headset to buy? And what should you pay attention to when purchasing a VR headset? In this blog we explain step by step what the most important points of a VR headset are and what are important things to pay attention to when purchasing one.
Top 5 Assisted Reality Headsets of 2022
Assisted Reality (AR) literally means assisted reality. It is an addition to reality. This is essentially different from Virtual Reality (VR). With virtual reality you replace reality with with a virtual world, but with Assisted Reality you complement the real world with Information.
Feel the Virtual Reality with SenseGlove Nova
Wearing virtual reality glasses is one thing. Feeling virtual reality is something completely different! The Dutch company SenseGlove makes it possible with to physically feel what you touch in the virtual world using a haptic glove. In this blog we explain how this works and why it is useful to use a haptic glove.
RealWear Smart Glasses: The Ultimate Smart Glasses for Industrial Applications
In 2017, RealWear (originally an American company) launched the RealWear HMT-1. These Remote Collaboration Smart Glasses proved to be a direct hit with companies operating in industrial environments. Where comparable glasses such as the Microsoft Hololens 2, Vuzix M400 and Google Glass 2 are rather delicate devices, the RealWear HMT-1 is made for the heavier work.
ARVI Labs: VR Escape Room Games for VR Arcades & Arcades
Are you planning to start with a Virtual Reality Arcade? Or maybe you already have a VR Arcade but run into some software management issues? ARVI VR has come up with something for this: they have developed their own software platform that is specifically aimed at the easy distribution of VR Arcade games. We explain how this works exactly in this blog.
Top 8 VR & AR Trends for 2022
Augmented and virtual reality are starting to take off. Where a few years ago it was still a nice gimmick for companies that were looking for something innovative, today it is a real addition to reality. In this blog we list a number of VR/AR trends that we expect to see again in 2022.
The Differences Between Reverb G2 V1 and Reverb G2 V2
Last year HP launched the HP Reverb G2: a VR headset that (among other things) was characterized by its high image resolution. HP has now announced an upgrade of this headset: the HP Reverb G2 V2. with this headset makes an already good headset even better. Among other things, improvements in (vertical) tracking, compatibility with the headset cable and various (AMD) motherboards and better eye relief customization.
From Oculus for Business to Quest for Business
Facebook (aka Meta, its new umbrella name) held its annual Facebook developer conference for all things with virtual reality yesterday. A number of important plans emerged, which have consequences for customers of Oculus for Business. We list the most important changes below
VRelax: Relax in virtual reality
VRelax is a scientifically validated virtual reality app aimed at people within mental health care, hospitals and the business community. with VRelax allows them to manage their stress levels themselves. It is a relaxation tool against stress, burnout, anxiety and depression. But also a distraction tool for pain distraction, physical discomfort and medical technical procedures. From mild stress to severe psychological complaints, VRelax can provide relief from any form of stress at any time and place.
Training & Workshops on Virtual Reality (VR / AR / XR)
Looking for a training and/or workshop about virtual reality technology? We are happy to help with this! Our XR Consultant has spatial experience with all kinds of Extended Reality and can provide a beautiful XR presentation and/or workshop for every target group.
Virtual Reality Headset Market Size
The global virtual reality headset market size was estimated at .81 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow with at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.2% from 2021 to 2028. The extensive adoption of virtual reality technology (VR) in the military and automotive sectors is driving the market growth. Moreover, the surge in demand for gaming consoles is another factor driving the industry's growth.
The differences between Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR)
By now the term 'virtual reality' is familiar to most people. But the terms 'augmented reality' and 'mixed reality' may be less well-known, but they are certainly no less important. In this blog we explain the differences between virtual, augmented and mixed reality, and we show through a number of practical examples what you can use these applications for.
Facebook temporarily stops with sales Oculus Quest 2 due to 'skin irritation'
Oculus is temporarily suspending sales of the Oculus Quest 2 headset due to several reports of "skin irritation." Some users indicate that the standard facial interface of the Quest 2 headset provokes a nasty allergic reaction (this is different from the pressure spots you can experience with with a headset).
The Best Free VR Games for Oculus Quest 2
The Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most popular VR headsets right now. And not without reason: the glasses can be used completely without external Computer and cables! These glasses are therefore the ultimate headset to experience virtual reality. But once you have the glasses; what games are you going to play?
Learn CPR with Velicus
Virtual reality currently has many more useful applications than just playing games. For example, hospitals and government agencies use virtual reality glasses to train staff. Mixed reality is also frequently used these days to imitate situations. The difference between virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) lies with mainly in the fact that virtual reality is a completely virtual simulated world, while mixed reality is a combination between the 'real' world and the virtual world.
The Best VR headsets of 2021
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are becoming more and more popular. Not only companies, but also Consumers are starting to adopt Virtual Reality more and more in daily life. For example, a Virtual Reality headset can be used to play a relaxing game, but a VR headset can also be used to socialize (online) with friends.
The 5 Best VR Multiplayer Games
Virtual reality games are fun, but what could be more fun than playing with friends?! with VR Multiplayer games allow you with friends or family, or with complete strangers to have a very nice VR experience. To help you on your way, we will list our favorite VR multiplayer games in this blog.
Preventing Sun Damage to Your VR Headset
With all VR headsets, but especially with Standalone headsets, such as the Oculus Quest 2, it is vital to keep the glasses out of the sun at all times. Even the smallest rays of sunlight that are aimed directly at the lenses of the VR glasses can cause a burn mark on the lenses. These spots can be recognized by a (often) dark dot with surrounded by a light circle. In some cases, the burn is so bad that it even appears to be a large smeared spot.
Virtuix Omni One: What we know so far
Get on the treadmill, buckle up, put on VR goggles and transport yourself to another dimension. This sounds like the plot of the famous Steven Spielberg movie Ready Player One, but nothing could be further from the truth! The Virtuix Omni One is the latest project from American developer Virtuix, known for creating one of the first (and most chosen) VR treadmills at with name VR Arcades and other entertainment centers.
Check if your PC is ready for VR Gaming
with a growing number of PC VR headsets, such as the HTC Vive Pro 2 and HP Reverb G2, there is plenty of reason for Consumers and businesses to now jump into the high-end PC VR market. To make full use of VR, it is important that the PC meets certain hardware requirements, such as a powerful graphics card (GPU) and processor (CPU). An important question therefore is: can my PC handle VR? In this blog we explain per headset which requirements the PC must meet.
Unbound XR visiting the KLM VR Center of Excellence
How cool is that; be invited by KLM to take a look at their high-tech XR Lab! On Monday, April 26, 2021, Remco de Jong, Managing Director of Unbound XR, visited the lab and talked to with Werner Soeteman (Sr. IT manager KLM) and Chris Koomen (Virtual reality specialist) . with years of experience as a former pilot (Remco himself worked for years as a pilot for a development organization in Northern Australia) this visit to KLM was of course doubly interesting!
How the Hololens 2 and Dynamics 365 Guides can change remote care and education
The corona pandemic has had a major impact on educators around the world. Video calling technology allows many lessons to continue remotely, but the technology has shortcomings when it comes to teaching practical skills. This fall, the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan turned to mixed reality
Which VR headset is best to choose?
with We regularly get the question: what are the best virtual reality glasses? In order to be able to give a good answer to this, it is important to first consider what you want to do with the with glasses. Do you want to use the glasses specifically for gaming, for example? Then the HP Reverb G2 is a good choice. But do you want to use the glasses to show simple videos in 360 degrees? Then you might be better off opting for something else.
VR Arcade Software management & Game licenses
When you want to start up a virtual reality arcade or arcade you will have to make with software licenses. In principle, you cannot just use a VR game in a commercial environment. Fortunately, there are separate software options to still use the most popular VR games in a relatively simple way. In this blog we therefore explain the 3 most popular options: Synthesis VR, Springboard VR and Viveport Arcade.
Oculus Quest 2 for Business: Everything you need to know
The new Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best Standalone VR headsets out there. with the powerful built-in processor you no longer need Computer to control the headset, you don't need external sensors to track movements, and the entire package can also be purchased for a relatively low purchase price.
HP Omnicept and HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition
The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition is the latest development in VR hardware and software. VR glasses with built-in eye tracking, a built-in facial tracker and even a built-in heart rate monitor. The current expected release date of HP Omnicept is scheduled for May 2021. In this blog we have already listed what we can expect from this.
XRSpace Manova: the future of virtual reality?
In 2020 Peter Chou, former CEO and co-founder of HTC, announced the XRSpace Manova; a compact VR glasses made for "social interaction". While many comparable VR goggles, such as HTC Vive and Oculus Quest 2, with mainly focus on gaming, the Manova is specifically designed to bring people together in the virtual world.
Which VR Headset is best for your business?
You may be familiar with with what VR can do for gaming and immersive entertainment experiences. But in addition to traveling to new worlds, fighting zombies and learning about other cultures, virtual reality has been an invaluable resource for businesses for years. From engineering to research, to on-the-job training, and even customer experience, VR has helped significantly evolve the way businesses operate today. According to a survey commissioned by Grid Raster, nearly 91% of companies surveyed have implemented or plan to implement AR or VR technology. VR has made strides in almost every industry, and it's very possible that VR influenced your favorite product or service.
VR controlling with your thoughts: the NextMind Dev Kit
NextMind is winner of two CES 2020 innovation awards, including Best of Innovation in Virtual & Augmented technology and as an Honoree in Wearable Technologies. The company, a neurotechnology startup, has started with shipping their latest product: the NextMind DevKit. This product sounds very futuristic; click the device on the back of your head and control computer, VR, music and other applications with your own brain waves. We are happy to explain exactly how this works!
Tundra Tracker: a smaller and cheaper alternative to the HTC Vive Tracker?
The company Tundra Labs, which makes chips and other SteamVR development kits, is currently with developing a smaller and more affordable variant of the well-known HTC Vive tracker. A Kickstart campaign to fund the project and collect feedback is currently underway (January 2021). Information on the development of this product is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
bhaptics introduces NEW TactSuit X40 and X16
bhaptics has announced the new TactSuit X40 and X16. These haptic vests are the successors of the well-known and original Tactot DK3 vest. The TactSuit X40, like its predecessor, contains 40 individual haptic motors spread across the front and back of the vest.
Microsoft Hololens 2 Applications & Examples
The Microsoft Hololens 2 is currently seen as the gold standard in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). This is due with to the fact that the AR glasses offer a particularly high resolution - and a wider field of view than their predecessor. This allows holograms to be displayed a lot more realistically, making the glasses better for use in a business environment and for specific purposes.
XRSpace Manova: the first 5G VR Headset of the moment!
XRSpace Manova is a new virtual reality headset that looks like it came straight out of Ready Player One. The headset has been developed with several important features in mind. XRSpace, for example, focuses on standalone functions and they develop a complete world that should give VR multiplayer a huge boost.
Oculus Quest 2 vs. Pico Neo 2: which VR Headset is better?
Looking back over the past few years, with particularly PC VR goggles, such as HTC Vive (Pro) and Oculus Rift (S), have dominated the VR landscape. However, there seems to be a shift in this preference. More and more users are looking for the convenience of Standalone VR glasses. After all, with Standalone glasses you no longer need an external PC and no external sensors. You simply put on the VR glasses and you can immediately get started in the virtual world.
What's new about the Oculus Quest 2 controllers?
Oculus has learned a lot about (haptic or not) VR Controllers in recent years. That's why the third-generation Oculus Touch controllers for the Oculus Quest 2 are better than ever, with a more comfortable grip, greater distance between the front buttons and redesigned grip and trigger buttons that are easier to use.
What are the differences between PC VR and Standalone VR?
"Which glasses do I need?" is a frequently asked question in VR land. But answering this question is not as easy as you might think. Are you going to use the VR glasses to play VR games, or do you want to use the glasses with groups to watch 360-degree videos, for example?
What is Reducept and how can you use it?
The VR application Reducept helps against chronic pain relief. By putting on a VR Headset you go on a journey in your own body and shoot with a spaceship at the bottlenecks. This sounds like a futuristic sci-fi movie, but several studies show that this has a solid effect on how patients experience the pain!
Applications of VR in marketing and brand experience
Virtual reality is known to many as "fun toys", but it can - and is, used exceptionally well for unique marketing campaigns. Major brands such as Adidas, The North Face and Coca-Cola are all busy with with the playful actions with which you with can experience a cool experience using virtual reality glasses.
5 free VR apps for your smartphone
Do you want to experience virtual reality for the first time? Then mobile VR glasses are a nice and relatively cheap solution! On mobile VR glasses you can play nice 360 degree videos where you imagine yourself in the virtual world. You only need your own smartphone and mobile VR glasses (already available from € 19.95).
The Best Virtual Trips During The Coronavirus
Due to the current corona virus, it seems that travel and holidays are no longer possible for many people. Fortunately, it is possible to go to new places in virtual reality. And all you need for this is VR glasses and an internet connection. In this article we make a selection of the best VR travel experiences so that you can enjoy the most beautiful places even during the total lockdown.
How To Use A VR Headset Corona Proof?
Especially in this time it is extra important to pay close attention to the hygienic actions you perform when you are with playing virtual reality glasses. We are therefore happy to give you a number of tips to ensure that you can always offer a hygienic solution for the use of your virtual reality headset!
10 Ways To Use VR At School
Many people think of gaming when it comes to virtual reality. But there is so much more to do in the virtual world than just play games! Virtual reality makes it possible, among other things, to travel to different places, to live in a different time and to see special things up close. And all this within the convenience of the classroom.
Feel Virtual Reality with bHaptics!
Anyone who has seen Steven Spielberg's film 'Ready Player One' dreams of a virtual reality suit that completely immerses you in the virtual world. Because how great is it if you don't just see virtual reality; but also feels?! with grabbing the haptic feedback from bhaptics makes this a reality.
Cleaning and maintenance of VR glasses
Cleaning and keeping your VR headset clean will make the glasses & Controllers last longer. But what is the best way to clean a VR headset? And how do you keep the Controllers clean? In this blog we explain all the ins-and-outs of cleaning and maintaining your VR headset!
Best Games with HTC Vive Tracker Support
In many virtual reality games you only use VR glasses and the Controllers. When you see in the virtual world, you only see your hands. And this is actually a shame, because a large part of your body is missing. By adding your body, virtual reality suddenly becomes a lot more realistic. You can do this by adding an HTC Vive Tracker 2.0 to your HTC Vive or Vive Pro set. But beware, not all games support full-body tracking.
The Scariest VR Horror Games Of 2019
Virtual Reality games are getting better and more realistic. Due to the hyper-realistic graphics, VR is sometimes almost indistinguishable from the real thing. That realism of course provides the perfect basis for horror games! Because what could be scarier than being chased by horror clowns in a first-person VR environment...
Ways Companies Can Bet VR
Virtual Reality (VR) started out as an idea to put yourself in the gaming world. The aim of this was to simulate the most immersive experience possible, but at the same time to have as much fun as possible while playing. Meanwhile, the development of VR has come so far that it goes much further than just gaming.
Pimax Visiting Unbound XR
Pimax is a technology company specializing in virtual reality hardware and software products. Pimax is currently one of the largest VR hardware manufacturers in the Chinese market. In 2016, the first product, the Pimax 4K virtual reality glasses, was released, becoming the first commercially available 4K glasses ...
VR Experience & Experience Games
You have to experience Virtual Reality. And what better way to do that than by playing VR experience games? A VR experience game is a game where there is not so much a goal in the game itself, but the goal is to experience the game. A well-known example of this is Richie's Plank. In this VR game, you step into a lie and are taken to the top floor of a tall building.
VR Puzzle & Escape Room Games
Live-Action Escape Rooms offer a real experience where the player tries to escape from a room with all kinds of hidden puzzles. This offers a very nice experience for team building or parties, for example, because you with your team tries to escape from a room together.
Examples Of Virtual Reality In Sports
The 'old-fashioned' view of physical sports is declining due to the changing behavior in younger generations. Today there are fewer people who watch a sports game on television. Instead, people go to websites like Facebook and Twitter to view just the highlights. The growing popularity of eSports is also causing a decline in the interest of physical sports.
Free VR Smartphone Apps & Games
Virtual Reality is becoming increasingly accessible. You really don't need an extreme game Computer or high-end VR glasses to experience virtual reality. A simple VR glasses and smartphone is often enough to gain a nice VR experience. A lot of games can already be found in the App Store and Google Play Store. In this blog we would like to give you some tips to get started in the mobile VR world.
VR Tracking Explained (3 DoF vs. 6 DoF)
There are several factors that determine whether VR glasses are right for you or not. Consider, for example, the resolution of the glasses or the field of view. But the way of tracking can also distinguish VR glasses. Some headsets you can set up right away and start playing with right away, while you have with other headsets to set up a complicated setup.
Start with a VR Arcade? That's how you do that!
Starting a virtual reality arcade is a dream for many entrepreneurs. After all, virtual reality seems to be the future of entertainment. But you will probably have noticed that there are an awful lot of preconditions involved in starting a company. In this blog we would therefore like to explain the main points that a VR Arcade must meet.
VR Action & Adventure Games
VR games keep getting better and better. Good news for the VR gamers! Not only do the games get better graphically, but the gameplay also improves with big steps. To help you get started in the wide range of VR games, we highlight our favorite VR action and adventure games in this blog!
What Is Virtual Reality (VR)?
Virtual Reality (VR) is, as the name suggests, a virtual world. By means of two screens in front of your eyes, VR software creates a 3D image that makes you feel like you are in a digital world. But unlike a 'normal' digital world, you really put yourself in the world. So you are in the middle of the action!