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Matterport iOS VR: New Googles or Cardboard?3444

Chadcloses private msg quote post Address this user
I haven't actually used VR on any platform yet, as everything I own is iOS based. When the iOS version of VR comes out, will we need to purchase a proprietary version of goggles/headset or cardboard?
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As far as I'm aware, you can use any Google Cardboard device that will fit your phone.

You just load the VR model and slip your phone inside the Google Cardboard to view.

You can pick them up online from $3.00 - $30.00.
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
@Chadcloses

Matterport CoreVR presently pairs with:

✓ Samsung Gear VR (Matterport VR app in Oculus store)
✓ Google Cardboard (Android only) (Matterport VR app)

Matterport has announced plans for iOS VR, though they continue to miss their promise date.

When Matterport releases VR for iOS, I imagine that it will only work with Google Cardboard (initially).

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Dan
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Thank you for your responses and feedback. Being that I've never experienced a tour via VR, it seems to me that the only difference between buying the cheaper cardboard and Samsung VR goggles are esthetics. The phone/Operating system does all the work, and just one vs. the other makes a more futuristic/more appealing to ones eye when presenting this technology. Am I missing anything significant differences between the two VR adapters?
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ThreeDImaging private msg quote post Address this user
Gear VR is more immersive. Has a touch pad and a charging port. Also feels better on the face than cardboard.
The differences are not all that big. But this is just the beginning of VR and it's bound to get a better.
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I'll look up the specs on the Gear VR to see what the touch pad does. Thanks ThreeD!!
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So basically in all intents and purposes and devise you use to see VR in right now, is basically just a docking station. or maybe I'm giving them to much credit, it just holds your phone in the right place and not much more.
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Google "cardboard" is really just a teaser. The Samsung unit has much better picture quality and a lot more content (even movies). Unfortunately, it only works with a few Samsung phones. There are other VR headsets out there but many are wildly expensive.

We had a "Realtor Tech Expo" a few months ago and I was demonstrating both the cardboard and Samsung VR with MP and the realtors were impressed with it.

Chadcloses: They are more than docking stations. They utilize the phone's accelerometers & magnetometers to sense the viewer's head position and the picture changes accordingly. If you stare at a dot in another "room", Matterport will transport you into that room and you can look all around it just by aiming your face.
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I used a cardboard with my Samsung and the image was not great but then I tried an slightly more expensive one and it was much better. The main difference seemed to be that the more expensive one allowed me to adjust the focus whereas the cardboard required you to hold the headset a little further away from your head to get the focus right (for my old eyes at least :-)which wasnt ideal. So my suggestion is to spend a few more bucks on the slightly better gear. In UK you can pick them up for £10-£20 now.
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