Dodocase SMARTvr review

For a couple of years now I’ve been finding 360 videos on YouTube, adding them to a watch list, and neglecting to watch them. I keep telling myself that I’ll get to them during my lunch hours, while I eat in my truck. I never do. The primary reason is because I never bring along a headset. Both my Viewmaster and Gear VR are too cumbersome for the task and I really should just get something that can live in the truck. It’s with that in mind that I backed the Indiegogo campaign for Dodocase’s SMARTvr pocket-sized viewer back in March 2016. It arrived over the weekend. Now that I’ve used it for a few days here’s what I think about it. Continue reading “Dodocase SMARTvr review”

Review of my PSVR demo

Sony is running demos of its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at select Best Buy and GameStop stores. It took me three visits to three different stores, but I finally got to demo the the PSVR for myself today. The actual experience of finding a store where the Sony representative appeared as scheduled was a negative experience. I’ll air my grievances on that matter at the bottom of this review. I want to start with the positive: the PSVR is a fine piece of hardware. Continue reading “Review of my PSVR demo”

Recap of Sony’s PSVR announcements at E3 2016

Technically E3 begins today, but Sony, Microsoft, and more held press conferences the day before the Expo opened. It was known in advance that Sony wasn’t going to bring their new PS 4K to the Expo, and they instead packed their announcement with game news and previews. Making games and hardware for both TV monitors and VR goggles, Sony covered a lot of ground. I’m only going to recap their virtual reality/PSVR news. Continue reading “Recap of Sony’s PSVR announcements at E3 2016”