Press coverage January 2016


The first month of the year has passed so here we are with some extra press coverage:

The Next Web about Bjork’s new app:

The 360 degree video, which was filmed where the song was written in Iceland, can be viewed either as a ‘magic window’ or using any iPhone 5 or iPhone 6-compatible virtual reality glasses. That’s Cardboard, FreeflyVR or VR One in this instance…

Hypergrid Business about controllers:

You can also use an external controller. I have three that came with various headsets, but only one of them works with this game, the Glide controller that came with my Freefly VR headset. I tested my three controllers using the Gamepad Tester app and each controller was configured differently — with only one with the buttons set up to do what they were labeled as…

More from Hypergrid: Whishlist for Virtual Reality headsets:

But some headsets have more flexible cell phone holders. For example, the Freefly VR headset has a very flexible holder, and was able to fit my friend’s Otter case…

Consumer Guide:  The Virtual Reality to See at CES 2016:

These offshoots will be compatible with most smartphones and support basic VR functions. And a few are bringing some special features to the table. For instance, the Freefly VR headset can accommodate a variety of phones, using the Google Cardboard standard. But it also comes with a cool remote to help you control the screen…

Retail Focus: John Lewis Oxford Street introduces virtual reality in store:

Customers at John Lewis in Oxford Street, London got to experience the immersive power of Freefly VR on level five of the flagship department store. John Lewis is the first UK retail store to exclusively stock the wide field of view headset.

Customers wearing the lightweight headset enjoyed a collection of virtual reality experiences developed by VR production company Rewind, running on a regular Samsung Note 4. Demos included a HD version of the company’s Strictly Come Dancing 360 experience, where shoppers got a front row seat for a dance spectacular; a virtual reality fast lap with former Stig Ben Collins, and stereoscopic 360 music video Stonemilker, an intimate musical experience by Icelandic singer Bjork….

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