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Archos VR Glasses are compatible with nearly any smartphone, priced to sell

By Shawn Knight
Oct 17, 2014
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  1. Archos, the French consumer electronics company best known for building budget-friendly tablets, is preparing to launch a virtual reality headset. Their solution, the Archos VR Glasses, is a bring-your-own-screen headset that'll accept smartphones with screen sizes up to six inches...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    To me it sounds like the Oculus is already dead then if all it takes is your smartphone and a cheap headset thingy to make VR a reality. Shame, and FB has just dropped a ton of money on them.
     
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    I assume that the oculus could have a lot more true horsepower compared to a phone, video power in particular.
     
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,541   +2,337

    I always wanted to browse through my contact list in 3D.
     
  6. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +273

    The Oculus is targeted at hardcore gamers. There are plenty of us spending money on hardware. I think it will do just fine if the price is right. Rather than spend $400 on a nice 27" monitor for gaming, I could keep my old 24" and get the Oculus.
     
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  7. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 706   +180

    OH Yea ! I'm wearing those ! Where is my welding gear ?
     
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I don't know, smartphones are pretty powerful things nowadays.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Lift your dark visor. If you still can't see it then you may have to visit your optometrist or report a theft to the cops.
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    You could be right but targeting it just at hardcore gamers doesn't sound terribly lucrative to me, I woulda thought you'd want to sell as many as possible to as many people as possible.
     
  11. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 72   +13

    It would only be dead if this VR for $30 is any good which I highly doubt it, I bet the resolution is horrible and won't be worth the money, but people might just buy it since it is dirt cheap. I'm betting my money on the Oculus.
     

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