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Monday, January 09, 2017

The Future Of VR In The Back Rooms Of CES | IoT Daily

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"Virtual reality was on display in various forms throughout the Consumer Electronics Show." reports Chuck Martin, editor of the IoT Daily at MediaPost.

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On the main floors, numerous companies showed their "better-made" versions of Google Cardboard or their iteration of hardware more HTC-Vive or Oculus Rift like.

Most of those presentations focused on where virtual reality is.

For a look at where virtual is going, Leigh Christie -- manager of Isobar NowLab Americas and a tech wizard around all things related to virtual reality -- offered to help out.

Christie took me, Isobar President Jim Butler and Marketing Director Paul Buranosky to meet with some of the companies hidden deep into back areas of Eureka Park, the infamous "Hall G," the home of very leading-edge innovation at every CES.

We saw two separate but significant VR advancements that indicate where VR is heading.

One company, TPCAST -- a Chinese company that HTC has invested in -- presented a wireless accessory for HTC Vive headsets that allows users to roam freely around a room without wires from the headset dangling everywhere.

Christie maintains that this is a very big deal, as a major step to freeing the use of virtual reality headsets without being tethered to a certain location or range.

Source: MediaPost Communications