There is good news for VR enthusiast out there. Recently on 29th February 2016, HTC Vive, an immersive motion tracking virtual reality system from HTC and Valve, is now officially open for pre-order. You can get it at the price of USD799.00. It sounds a little bit pricey, isn’t it? So, with that kind of price, what you’ll expect to get?
Sometimes, people keep asking the difference between VR, AR and MR where the terms seems can be used interchangeably. These three words, VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality), are very confusing to new people in the industry. Especially in this era of reality technology that keep advancing and progressing. Let’s look at the areas below that might help in differentiating them.
During my childhood, I remember using a product called “View-Master” to view the stereoscopic 3D like static images by inserting the round cardboard in the middle of the device. You know what? That guy is BACKKK!!! Apple is now selling a virtual reality viewer, called as “View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack” on its Online Store.
Lately, there is a term emerging called “Mixed Reality” or also known as MR in the virtual reality or simulation world. Mixed reality refers to the combination or merging of virtual environment together with real environment where both of them can co-exist together. Sometimes, people also refer to it as “Hybrid Reality“.
|Magic Leap is one example of solution using Mixed Reality (MR) Technology.