360Specs Virtual Reality Glasses From Smartphones

360Specs are the latest invention from Ray Latypov, who created the virtusphere immersive virtual reality environment.

360specs glasses is a lightweight and inexpensive headset which you can use with your smart phone's favorite apps. At only a fraction of the cost of most headset displays currently on the market, it has a wide view-field, wireless, head motion tracking, and can even support 3D imaging. Because of its accessibility, and extensive uses we hope to revolutionize gaming, photo and video viewing, and virtual walk-throughs, among others. To use 360specs you simply slide your smartphone or tablet into 360specs view case and immerse into your favorite app.

360specs makes use of your smartphone to create a much more affordable virtual reality experience.


(360specs turns handheld devices into a head mounted display)

"Your tablets and smartphones have everything needed for virtual reality applications. Processor, screen, sensors. [And] these devices are wireless. You have everything except the headset that we have created... It will open a lot of new uses for your devices.

"We were requested to bring the virtual reality experience to consumers... We have tested 360specs with Android, IOS and Windows Phones."

Early uses of virtual reality in science fiction can be found in the works of writers like Damien Broderick (see the virtual matrix from The Judas Mandala[1982]), Frederik Pohl (virtual reality construct from The Age of the Pussyfoot[1965]) and Arthur C. Clarke (saga from The City and the Stars[1956]).

Science fiction fans also recall the video glasses from Bruce Sterling's 1988 novel Islands in the Net.

Read more at 360Specs.com; thanks to Ray Latypov for remembering my Virtusphere article from so long ago, and sending me first word of his latest creation!

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