There are many ways to enliven your event or your audience. Build a cool looking decor, hire beautiful models or hand out gifts as if Christmas came early this year. However there is an alternative for these methods. A modern, fresh and eye-catching way to attract the attention of your audience; virtual reality.
Between the cables and equipment required for a HTC Vive setup and the flimsy “homemade” charm of a Google Cardboard, we find the Samsung Gear VR. This is the ultimate VR headset for events. We are fans of 360 video playback and the ability to watch VR together. The Gear VR happens to be great for both these duties.
Why choose virtual reality?
You can try to make an impression at events but you’re always limited by the location, the available space, your budget and perhaps even legal boundaries. In virtual reality you are in charge. There are no laws except the ones you create yourself. In virtual reality you can tell your story and show the audience what is important for you. In most cases you will use virtual reality technology as an individual experience. However you can also use the Gear VR for synced 360 video playback in combination with our VR Sync system allowing people to watch VR together.
What’s a Samsung Gear VR?
Samsung is a company from South Korea that makes almost everything; from washing machines to tanks for the military. In the West we know Samsung as a leading smartphone manufacturer. The company that always tries and often does outdo Apple in new features. With virtual reality Samsung was way ahead in the competition.
The Gear VR is an innovative piece of hardware that transforms a Galaxy smartphone into a VR headset. Although you do not get the full “roomscale” virtual reality experience, you do get a wireless VR headset with a great screen for 360 video playback. The price for a Samsung Gear VR is pretty reasonable for what it offers. If you need more units you can consider renting this equipment.
How can the Gear VR be used for events?
The Samsung Gear VR is not the best at true VR content due to the mobile processor and lack of depth tracking, but there are some possibilities where this VR headset truly shines:
- VR tours: These presentations can be designed with both photo and video content, a great way to show a tour at any event.
- 360 video playback: For 360 video the Gear VR is great thanks to the wireless design. Use the VR headset while seated on a swivel chair for the best experience.
- Watch VR together: Synchronized VR is possible with the Gear VR if coupled with our 360 video player for groups. This allows you to create a virtual cinema with dozens of participants that can watch VR together.
Synchronized VR for Samsung Gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR is an easy to use VR headset that shows its true potential when used with our special 360 video player for groups: VR Sync. The software makes a synchronized VR experience on many units possible, and outstandingly easy. Under normal circumstances a Gear VR unit is a singular entity with some limited online connectivity options. By using our software in combination with a master unit that controls the VR headsets, a large audience is able to watch VR together.
Because each viewer will require a Gear VR headset, purchasing large quantities will be cost prohibitive. Therefore we rent out dozens and even hundreds of VR headsets including the necessary Galaxy phones, headphones, the synchronized VR software and customer support.
Are you interested in discovering the potential of the Gear VR. To be amazed by the easy of use VR Sync offers? Get in touch or get your free trial here.