I knew it. They would have to use those lenticular lenses (Fresnel lenses). It was very effective on the Wearality Sky goggles, so how was possible that they wouldn't use it? I know it and I predicted, the Fresnel lenses not only are lighter but also gives a 150 degrees FOV.
So far, after testing several VR mobile systems, still this is my favorite setup:
Wearality Sky foldable lenticular viewer, with a flat wing cap, and a bluetooth controller with the factor of the wiimote (found it on amazon).
- It's practical.
- Foldable, transportable on a pocket.
- The lenticular lenses allows a FOV of 150 degrees.
- Holds very well with the cap.
- a Nexus6 or a Samsung Galaxy7 can be hold by the clamps with no problem.
With the need of having portable VR, even more: pocket-size portable VR viewer, I had to design a bunch of viewers. This is one of the ideas I'm working with right now. 3D printed and it works pretty neat. Historical facts: I found around 5 to 10 patents of "stereoscopes" that are dated from 1950 - 1960 - 1970 including the venerable "Viewmaster".
My first impressions using the Samsung GearVR version 2. I had the opportunity to try the V1 once. This one is more streamlined, lighter, easier to use.
One concern: I'm not able to load cardboard content into Samsung GearVR, which I think is a setback, since we are just at the beginning of this VR trend and the way to make it popular is to keep an open ecosystem for cross-polinization of content.
The resolution is great and also the FPS makes the main menu a smooth experience; also tried the Marvel's Avengers experience which was great (short though).