The International CES or Consumer Electronics Show showcased a variety of electronics but one stood out among the rest. The new model, titled Crystal Cove, of the Oculus Rift 3D won best of show. The Oculus Rift 3D is a virtual reality device; it can be used by many different companies from automakers to members of the military. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is using the new model to look at Mars and the International Space Station. The US space agency used a combination of the Oculus Rift and Microsoft Kinect to control a robotic arm. This new model is more sophisticated than the old model.
Oculus Rift 2.0 has a camera with sensors that can track the position of the user’s head and body. It also has a 1080p OLED display that makes the objects the user is seeing bright and clear. The display and sensors help the user be fully immersed in the gadget. It may be closer to a release date but Oculus doesn’t want to push it out too early.
Jim Redner, a spokesman for Oculus, wants to make sure the product is ready to be released, “We will only release it once we feel it is ready. We don’t want to rush to market. We want to ensure the experience is amazing and that there is a ton of content available at launch.” said Redner. When users tried the device, they said it seemed more realistic and felt immersed in the item. The Oculus Rift is not the only gadget that got attention at the Crystal Cove Model of Oculus Rift 3D at the International CES.
June is one of these devices. June is an electronic bracelet that was designed by Louis Vuitton and Camille Troup who collaborated with ring designer Harry Winston. This fashionable bracelet uses its photovoltaic cells to connect with a user’s iPhone through Bluetooth. The cells can measure how much sun a wearer is getting and uses that information to recommend certain sun gear such as a hat or sun glasses.
Basketballs are another everyday object getting an upgrade. The 94Fifty is a basketball that uses sensors to teach the player how to improve their shooting. Users can look at the information captured from the ball on an iPhone application and turn on the ball by dribbling it.
Aura is a third item that stuck out at the Crystal Cove Model of Oculus Rift 3D at International CES. Aura is an alarm clock that uses both red and orange LEDs that can break into your circadian rhythm to either wake you up or send you to sleep. The item has a sensor that is placed in the user’s bed and tracks their sleep activity. Aside from the other popular gadgets at the show, the Crystal Cove model of the Oculus Rift 3D is the new face of virtual reality.
The Crystal Cove Model of Oculus Rift 3D at International CES helped this device shine brighter than other electronics. The beaming display helps users in different fields navigate the virtual world easier and the sensors in the helmet make it easier for the device to judge the location of the user’s head and body. These two main features will help the Crystal Cove model of the Oculus Rift 3D outshine the rest.
By Jordan Bonte