You may probably be aware of Google’s Cardboard that brought immersive experiences in a simple and affordable way. The Cardboard provides virtual reality (VR) experiences and can be made or bought. Microsoft is presently working on its VR Kit, which would be very similar to the Cardboard, and may as well be called its rival. The images revealed so far indicate that Microsoft VR kit has replicated Google’s Cardboard, which would be available for the former’s windows devices.
For giving a fillip to its VR kit, Microsoft is promoting a hackathon in Moscow, Russia next month. The hackathon will feature three categories – game, education and best corporate apps. A winner in each of the categories will be selected at the event. Microsoft is aiming to attract developers for evolving and building VR contents for the kit it announced. The information available so far indicate that Microsoft VR Kit – a foldable headset - is quite colourful meant for phones operating on Windows.
The VR kit is a handy way for a user to position a phone horizontally and keeping the right distance from his eyes when viewing the specially created content for viewing. It will turn the smartphone into a VR viewer. The kit is used by inserting the Lumia smartphone into a cardboard box and then holding it to the user’s face. The developers assembling at the hackathon, in all probability, will use the headset to prototype VR content on Lumia devices. There are rumours that the VR kit may as well be exhibited on October 6th in the hardware roll out in New York that Microsoft is arranging for revealing its new Luma handset.
Compiler : Syed Zafar Ahmad
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Bio: A freelancer with a flair for experimenting with innovative technology and electronic gadgets that could enrich the life of a modern common man, and a consultant in issues touching every-day life of a computer suave professional.
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