Monthly Archive: November 2016

New Youtube channel for VR 3D SBS videos

I have created a new Youtube channel specifically for VR 3D SBS videos viewable with Google Cardboard-style viewers. Visit the channel on Youtube at Coldstreams3D and click Subscribe! Thanks! Or click on the logo: Please enjoy and Subscribe for more VR 3D SBS video coming! Related articles Here’s the first notable discount on View-Master’s Deluxe VR Smartphone Kit: $30 Prime shipped...

Daydream VR Headset by Google – for new Pixel phones

The new Google Daydream VR Headset is said to work while wearing eyeglasses unlike most VR Viewers. The headset is designed to work only with “Daydream-ready” smart phones, which appear to be the Google Pixel and some Moto Z phones, at this time (late 2016). Future phones from other manufacturers will presumably be compatible. “Daydream” is not just the headset...

Movie theater hands out wrong 3D glasses

We attended a viewing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in RealD 3D. The good news first: this movie makes excellent use of 3D and “theater space” placing not only moving objects, but occasionally actors, in front of the screen.  This is perhaps the best done 3D effects and usage we have seen in 3D movies recently. Well...

Snapchat Spectacles support 3rd party prescription lenses

Snapchat’s Spectacles are dark glasses with integrated camera, for recording life’s activities. Interesting idea. Like most dark glasses, they are for those who do not need corrective lenses. On the plus side, the lenses in Spectacles may be swapped out and replaced with corrective lenses prescribed by an optomerist. You then end up with prescription dark glasses integrated in to...

Early VR headset methods to support those who need corrective lenses

“The oculus rift kits come with three sets of lenses-A, B and C. lens pair A is to be used by people who have excellent long sighted eyesight as the rift is focused at infinity. The pairs B and C are to be used by people having problems with near sightedness, though cannot be used by all, especially people with...

Majority of Americans may not be able to use VR headsets

Most (nearly all?) virtual reality viewers available online can not be used by those who need to wear eyeglasses, which is a majority of Americans. The Problem VR viewers lack space on the face side to accommodate the wearing of eye glasses. VR viewers lack diopter adjustments. VR viewers lack inter pupil distance (IPD) adjustments. Who Does This Impact? 75% of...