This VR headset is designed for use in bed


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Editor's take: Exactly how many people will want to pay over a grand for a VR headset just so they can lie down while using it remains to be seen, but if there's a sudden rise in VR sex games over the next few months, you know the reason. Wearers could also face the threat of falling asleep and waking up inside the Resident Evil VII house, giving the confused person a heart attack. Moreover, what would break first if they rolled over in their sleep, the device or their neck? Still, it could potentially benefit those with limited mobility, and its open-source nature will likely add to the appeal.

While games such as Half-Life: Alyx have helped virtual reality become more prevalent in recent times, it’s still not the mainstream entertainment form that some had predicted. Could it be that rather than the dearth of good titles, the expense, and the practicalities being the problems, the main reason more people don’t love VR is that the headsets are hard to use in bed?

Japanese firm Diver-X’s HalfDive BMD, or Bed-Mounted Display, is set to get a Kickstarter campaign from this November. As you can see, it’s a completely stationary headset attached to a stand, so it can be used while lying on your back.

In addition to the strange design, the headset has several unique features, including “wind feedback” provided by two external fans mounted to the headset. Users can set these to silent mode for keeping cool rather than as an extension of the in-game action.

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The set also comes with a “force feedback” module that “expresses the feeling of touching an object in the VR space, the feeling of cutting with a sword, the feeling of friction, etc., and provides a higher-grade immersive experience.”

There’s also a system for vibration feedback to replicate footsteps, gunshots, and the like, an immersive sound system with 4 speakers, and foot controllers to replicate body movements while lying down. The company says that the headset is compatible with all existing Steam VR content thanks to its own driver and emulation system. It also has a modular & open-source design.

Elsewhere, the HalfDive VR headset offers 4.5-degrees of freedom and two displays with resolutions of 1600 x 1440 per eye at 90Hz, along with a 134-degree field of view. It also features an optical system with ten aspherical lenses, with optional support for varifocal lenses.

The HalfDive BMD starts at $800 for a basic model with no special features and reaches $1,200 for the top-end variant, making it more expensive than a Valve Index. If you want the version with the varifocals, be prepared to hand over $4,000.

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I immediately thought here comes the tugathon games. If you ain't single you wil be. And you won't hear the wifey come in, or know she has been recording your game session for 20 minutes and sent it to all your friends family and work contacts.
So she best be away on holiday, out the country, at work, staying at her mothers, in lockdown elsewhere etc.

I also read today about massage guns... Cmon its just a vibrator with a 90degree handle for those who find it more comfortable.

You're not fooling anyone, has just opened 2 new lines.
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I remember when DVD's were first released. There was an option for multi angle. Basically recordings from different angles and you could select the viewing angle (usually A,B or C). The porn industry jumped all over that as an option as you can imagine. A only saw a few Non-Porn DVD's that made use of the option. lol
The VR could include a Posture Weight Item which would be used to keep the VR in place and would prevent the user from rolling over as the weight of between 10-18 pounds would be enough to prevent rollover. Or just sleep on the floor.
VR Bed Would technically be tied to the bed on both sides, for a bed it has 3 if you have 2 people sleeping in the bed.

If you ever used VR specially for Bed this example could interest people in buying more VR just for Bed.

You put the VR headset on and what your seeing is your bedroom, exactly like your bedroom except whats beyond the room is an entirety different world from your own. you can pick who you want to read you a story as you are in bed within the VR World, in a dream and you can pick which story the writer/reader reads, yes the person in the VR room can also be a writer that person may actually been the author to write that story, Which story you choose determines what your VR World becomes, if you pick one with dragons and knights it will read the entire story where one part the walls of your VR bedroom fall out of place and what you see is just magical, dragons are flying through the air and knights on horses rushing to fight a battle, to the next part an entire army battling a dragon, besieging castles ALL in your VR Bedroom, to not take alot of your time for short its a world of mystery and wonder and VR can really take you places that "NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" .

But here's the trick once you wake up from your dream or VR it would almost seem like you never left where you were because with VR it can mimic Reality so when you wake up your think your still in the dream.