The ghost howls

A blog of virtual reality, startup and stuff



Project Alloy virtual reality headset at CES 2017

Do you remember my first article about Project Alloy? I said that it would have disrupted the VR market… and not surprisingly, all headsets are going wireless, like Vive has done with TPCAST and Oculus with Santa Cruz.

Intel has brought an Alloy prototype at CES this year and has made some showcases on the stage and in its own booth. So, what do we know about Alloy after CES?

First of all, we know that Intel will start selling its first implementation of Alloy in Q4 2017. Currently they have only a prototype. Let me remember you that Alloy is not the name of a device, but more of a project, of a set of guidelines to follow to have an Alloy-like standalone headset that offers Merged Reality. It is like Microsoft Hololens: a set of guidelines where the manufacturer makes the first exemplar. So, Intel is making the first device and hopes that other companies will make other Alloy compatible headsets. Continue reading “Project Alloy virtual reality headset at CES 2017”

VR is going wireless… for business?

We VR users and developers all love virtual reality and the emotions it can give us. We feel that we’re shaping the future of technology, that we’re living an amazing moment (The sentence “an amazing time to be alive” is hyper-used in every VR forum). We forgive this new technology all its problems: the motion sickness, the screen door effect, the low FOV, etc… but there is one thing that we just can’t stand: the f**ing cable! (and in case of OSVR, also the damn belt box!) Continue reading “VR is going wireless… for business?”

Will Alloy change virtual reality?

Today I went on reddit, to find the front page full of news about this new marvelous piece of tech: Intel Alloy.

Continue reading “Will Alloy change virtual reality?”

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