Envisioning a future where are strapped to an AR or VR headset all the time is still in the distant future. At the maximum, we would use a VR headset for maybe 2 to 3 hours to play games or work, while also having our PC. The temporary use is what caused the design of the Pega VR4. It hangs out happily in its dock, right next to your PC and is there when you need it. This sounds like a lot more of a pleasant experience than I had with my first Samsung VR I bought off of Amazon that I would play games on, because it seemed a lot better than playing on a Xbox One or PS4.
VR experiences are and will be typically experienced in short and fragmented timespans, says the designer, YuHsun Chung. Often people gravitate towards VR products, because you are able to interact with them in a different way than you are able to on a desktop computer. This is where Pega VR4 saves the day!
A product that is meant to be an accessory to your desktop as a mouse or keyboard would, Pega can be used to look at content and even interact with it! On the front is a LEAP-controller that can track hands, which allows the user to manipulate and interact with the visuals by zooming in and out, revolving or panning 3D models, or even test out VR interfaces! Once the user is finished, you just take it off and pop it on the dock. The platform doesn’t only charge the headset, it can also connect directly via LAN, USB, and HDMI so the headset will always be wireless. I can only assume the price will be a bit high, but for the best it is worth it!
Designer: YuHsun Chung