This has been the year of virtual reality. VR headsets are popping up left and right. Even the smartphones that are being rolled out into the market are becoming VR compatible. Apple, however, has been focusing on augmented reality instead, which is why they haven't been prominent in the VR scene.
Luckily, a VR headset that is compatible with iPhone has finally come along.
Meet Bridge VR by software startup, Occipital.
What sets this VR headset apart from others is its Structure Sensor, the oblong attachment perched on top, which allows it to capture images in 3D. It also has a wide angle lens adapter made for the iPhone's camera. The Structure Sensor and wide angle lens adaptor then determines your head movement and location for more accuracy in displaying and integrating VR graphics.
Another cool feature that is included in Occipital's creation is a robot character named Bridget. Bridget alerts you if there is an object nearby to avoid any accidents, which happens often during VR gameplay.
You can interact with Bridget through a wireless controller—just tap any button and a green dot will appear. Use it as you would your mouse cursor and click on Bridget.
The company is planning on distributing the product this December, with an Explorer Edition bundle for developers worth $499 or around P25,000. The other version made for consumers will roll out in March for the price of $399 or P20,000. Bridge VR is compatible with current VR/AR devices, including iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 with iOS 9 or higher.