Virtual reality virtually here? Review of the VR920 glasses - PAGE 1

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brainox Mar 31, 09
Apparently, 3D Glasses are so expensive! i found somelinks to it,i'll try to look for it again but it's so freakin costly. anyway, i do have the VR920 from Vuzix. Yeah, their ok not that really great.

quote kspiess
Did you pick , or are you planning to get NVIDIA's 3d glasses? They seem to be about the best thing going in this category now, from what I've read.

Looking back, I was somewhat disappointed with the VR920 glasses. For having a pair to use whenever I want, I really haven't used them at all, which should say a lot.
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kspiess Mar 27, 09
Did you pick , or are you planning to get NVIDIA's 3d glasses? They seem to be about the best thing going in this category now, from what I've read.

Looking back, I was somewhat disappointed with the VR920 glasses. For having a pair to use whenever I want, I really haven't used them at all, which should say a lot.
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brainox Mar 23, 09
yeah i have this model too and i may say Vuzix made a really good job, well im a very detail oriented person and i can see the difference right away. the crisp of the images, the enhanced sound.. it's truly amazing, though i've seen this iTheater in a lot of forums which has a lot of positive response, and saw a good dealer too. if im not mistaken its Twift.com

will try to get one and update you guys about this. ciao.


quote smalldeer
I love video eyewear and I always try to be updated about the latest models. I have the VR920 but for me they have almost no difference with the other models featured by Vuzix. I bought two different models of video eyewear in relaxView (I think they are Dutch) (www.relaxview.eu) to play video games with my brother and I prefer that company in terms of quality.
Good luck!

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OmegaFury Jun 25, 08
quote Bill Gates03
Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but I have to ask it.

Do we (humans) see in 3D? I mean, if I watch a 3D video where you have to where those glasses and stuff seems to come out at you, well, we don't see anything like that.

Really, it would seem as we see 2D, but just that shading gives us the perception of depth. We don't see anything more than if we were looking at a picture, which is 2D.

So, I never thought that watching those 3D videos was very fun, and I have no idea how they are implementing this into games.. I mean, what is it that is "3D" and coming out at you?

Maybe I am missing something here..?
An image that we see is 3-D because you can see all of the sides of it. 2-D, however, is different; there is length and width (with drawings, you can make a 3-D image with shading but the problem is that the flat plane interferes, so, for something like a face, you can't see how it curves on all layers). Video games are already 3-D; the only problem is that it is displayed on a flat plane, so it isn't 3-D to the real world. Oh, and if think about it, your eye is circular. If it was flat like a square (not a cube)you would probably only be able to see in 2-D. With the 3-D movies that come out at you, they aren't 2-D anymore because the image is not displayed on a flat surface (the tv screen). Also, 3-D images have length, width, and height (hence the name 3-dimensional).

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smalldeer Jun 25, 08
I love video eyewear and I always try to be updated about the latest models. I have the VR920 but for me they have almost no difference with the other models featured by Vuzix. I bought two different models of video eyewear in relaxView (I think they are Dutch) (www.relaxview.eu) to play video games with my brother and I prefer that company in terms of quality.
Good luck!
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Bill Gates03 Jun 15, 08
Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but I have to ask it.

Do we (humans) see in 3D? I mean, if I watch a 3D video where you have to where those glasses and stuff seems to come out at you, well, we don't see anything like that.

Really, it would seem as we see 2D, but just that shading gives us the perception of depth. We don't see anything more than if we were looking at a picture, which is 2D.

So, I never thought that watching those 3D videos was very fun, and I have no idea how they are implementing this into games.. I mean, what is it that is "3D" and coming out at you?

Maybe I am missing something here..?
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Redemption Jun 14, 08
On the note of 3d stereoscopic gaming, I had the occasion to try using some of the 3D LCD monitors being bandied about now, and I felt the same way Kevin did about the glasses: things look slightly warped, and the overall effect is neat but actually takes away from the game in many respects.

The 3D television I saw at Computex last year was more cool, but its very narrow sweet spot made it kind of useless. This pursuit of 3D is not a new one, we had reviewed a sterescopic pair of glasses 4 or more years ago and concluded it just wasn't ready. The tecnnology, it seems, still has a long way to go, and with 24" monitors becoming more mainstream the claim of experiencing PC gaming on the equivalent of a 62" TV from 9' away is just not all that exciting anymore. Not to mention some console gamers are actually gaming on 42-60" TV's already.
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Bill Gates03 Jun 14, 08
Lol, not to hammer you more kspiess, and you do a good job with the news, but I almost always notice huge spelling mistakes or incorrect usage of something etc etc...

It doesn't take away from the news article (it's just a news article!) but I am like, is this a professional site or not?

You are doing a good job, I just recommend that you at least go back and read through it once.
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kspiess Jun 13, 08
quote easyduzit
This comment is totally unrelated to the VR glasses, but I felt I needed to add it anyway.

Kevin, for crying out loud, talk to a qualified editor!
Your writing skills truly need work. You omit certain words in some contexts or use the wrong word in others.

You're obviously a bright fellow, but your text is at times painful to read.

I find writing like this undermines your credibility.


Just a thought.


Fair enough! Reading the last page last night at home, I picked up a couple of errors that made me cringe. Spending more time on proof-reading would improve things, certainly. Unfortunately at the moment we do not have a copy editor (or equivalent) here so its generally myself missing my own mistakes. But I'll have to be more resolute about this.
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kspiess Jun 13, 08
quote Sébastien &qu|message:20415440
And for those interested in VR, I wrote an article (with lots of pictures and videos) about what VR is about in 2008.
Nice blog !
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OmegaFury Jun 13, 08
I hope Vuzix works on this more. If they perfect this piece of technology, and make it mainstream, gamers everywhere are going to have a very pleasurable experience.
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easyduzit Jun 13, 08
This comment is totally unrelated to the VR glasses, but I felt I needed to add it anyway.

Kevin, for crying out loud, talk to a qualified editor!
Your writing skills truly need work. You omit certain words in some contexts or use the wrong word in others.

You're obviously a bright fellow, but your text is at times painful to read.

I find writing like this undermines your credibility.


Just a thought.

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Sébastien &qu Jun 13, 08
And for those interested in VR, I wrote an article (with lots of pictures and videos) about what VR is about in 2008.
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Shadow of Death Jun 13, 08
Meh, early models of anything are usually frought with design and user friendliness (comfort and ease of use) issues.....

Give it a few years, and these sort of devices could become a viable option for many people. An alternative to a 'standard' display monitor, like an 'upgrade to a XXXXXXX' option.....

I wear glasses myself, and I can imagine they wouldn't be that comfortable >_>

I'm more curious about the future of direct neural stimulation devices, than this device, which is basically a glorified (small) dual screen monitor mounted on a headset....The magnetic sensors are in fact, the most interesting thing about it. Well, the stereoscopic pseudo-3D thing too, but it seems it didn't turn out all that great (though future software titles could make better use of it).....
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