If you want something in everyone’s hands, the best and sometimes only way to do it is to make it affordable. Unless you’re Apple, of course. And to realise Facebook CEO and Mark Zuckerberg’s goal of getting one billion people in VR, Oculus has done just that with their brand new standalone headset, the Oculus Go.
ASUS has made a lot of moves in the smartphone market but one of their biggest moves has to be combining the virtual reality capabilities of Google’s Daydream with the augmented reality ones of Google’s Project Tango into a single smartphone. Yep, we’re talking about the ASUS ZenFone AR.
This is what you get with the RM3,799 behemoth of a smartphone.
UPDATE: The ZenFone AR has been officially launched in Malaysia! Here are the details.
ASUS Malaysia is launching the ZenFone AR this afternoon and it’s the world’s first smartphone that’s Google Tango AR and Daydream VR enabled. It’s also the world’s first phone to be announced with 8GB RAM earlier this year.
Being a feature packed device, you should realistically expect the ZenFone AR to cost more than the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe that was announced with a starting price of RM2,599. Instead, it costs more than that. Even more than the Samsung Galaxy S8+.
UPDATE: ASUS Malaysia has updated that the ZenFone AR launch is happening on 4 July instead.
Computex is a place where a whole lot of really cool stuff happens. This year at the ASUS booth, the coolest thing — besides the new launches, of course– is the fact that we get to see (and try out) ASUS’s brand new Tango and Daydream enabled smartphone, the ZenFone AR, in action.
The best part? ASUS also revealed when the phone will hit Malaysian shores.
After news broke that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra was leaving the company to return home, the first question on everyone’s mind was: Where would he go now? After some speculation, we now have an answer — it’s Facebook.
We saw this as a leak earlier but now it’s official. The ASUS ZenFone AR is the first smartphone in the world to be Tango-enabled and Daydream VR ready. This means it’ll be able to handle Virtual and Augmented reality.
Besides the launch of the new Mi Note 2 and the cool concept Mi MIX, Xiaomi also unveiled their brand new VR headset called the Mi VR. It’s an update to their previous model and it comes with a bunch of new stuff.
Virtual Reality (VR) is great. It’s a great leap in the way we consume our content. However, the problem with the VR experience right now is that you can’t really touch and feel objects in the virtual space and that takes a lot away from the immersion.
Now, though, it looks like Dexta Robotics may have the solution to our problems. Meet Dexmo, an exoskeleton designed to help you feel in the virtual space.
2016 is the year for the explosive development of virtual reality so it was really only a matter of time before Xiaomi jumped on board too. Here’s the Xiaomi VR headset.
Dreams are great. They keep you focused and driven towards achieving something that you’ve always wanted. But often we don’t always get to achieve it because reality rears its ugly head and a lot of our resources get funneled into its mouth.
It’s painful, but that’s how life works. Sometimes, though, you might catch a lucky break. This time, Lenovo is giving you exactly that lucky break to live your dreams.