The Stooksy VR-Spektiv turns your smartphone into a source of VR experience. Virtual reality gaming is more impressive and realistic than ever before. And 3D videos show an unprecedented plasticity. You and your friends will be impressed. Check out, for example, some of the numerous SBS videos on YouTube. There are already some tools to produce SBS videos from your own recordings. The technology is still at the beginning. Be there from the start!
The Stooksy VR-Spektiv will be delivered as a plug-in set
. The pack contains all parts - including optical quality glass lenses, Neodymium and Ferrite magnet
and elastic head straps
- you need (except your smartphone) to get started in the fascinating VR world. The device can be assembled in about 20 minutes without any tools, screws, nails or glue
. Due to the high material quality we offer a 3-year Warranty
for your Stooksy VR-Spektiv.
The idea: Use smartphone technology!
Thanks to today's powerful smartphones from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, NEC, Nokia, Huawei and many other manufacturers, 3D and VR applications can now wonderfully be run without any additional equipment. Top smartphones have high-resolution displays. My Samsung Galaxy S4 for example has a 5-inch display with the same (Full HD) resolution as my huge 42-inch living room TV. There are so many pixels for each eye - also in split screen display - that the visual impression is tremendous. The Stooksy VR-Spektiv perfectly works with all modern smartphones with a display size of about three to five inches.
In addition, smartphones have memory and processors whose performance is easily sufficient for displaying 3D photos and playing 3D videos. And what isn't stored in the smartphone itself, you can easily stream over the WLAN or a cellular network. Everywhere and at any time. Take for example the offer on YouTube, which already comprises more than 10,000 3D movies in SBS format.
There are already apps to create your own 3D photos with your smartphone camera (both Android as well as Apple iOS based). For example, I tested 3DSteroid on Android (it's also available in the Apple AppStore) and was immediately convinced. Try the free 3DSteroid version yourself!
If you still hesitate, keep in mind that the smartphone development is constantly progressing. The quality and resolution of the displays is increasing from year to year, just as the power of the processors and memory.
With the Stooksy VR-Spektiv you are well prepared for the next generation of smartphones - and the generation after that.
For each eye a separate image
The generation of a spatial image takes place in the brain. Our two eyes see everything from slightly different angles. From the differences of these two images, the brain calculates the distances in the depth and thus produces the perception of the third dimension in mind.
To create something similar on a display, both eyes must obtain a slightly different image. This happens, for example, by presenting two different images adjacent to each other (side-by-side). To get together these two pictures in the brain, we then need a device that presents the left image to the left eye and the right image to the right eye. And that's exactly what the Stooksy VR-Spektiv is doing!
Several years ago, first experiments with 3D or VR (Virtual Reality) goggles and displays were performed. However, the first of these devices offered only low resolutions, were very clunky and so heavy that one could hardly bear them on the head. They also needed a wired connection to a larger computer, whereby its application was greatly limited.
Currently, the best-known and technically leading representative under the VR headsets is the Oculus Rift. This system uses a fixed built-in display, which still gets its content from a computer. Meanwhile, the connection to the computer also works wireless, but the system cannot be used independently (afaik). Even if this VR headset still represents the leading edge of technology at the moment, it is very expensive for private use and newly developed applications are not readily available for the mass market. Therefore, we expect that this system will occupy only a relatively small niche in the future. (Maybe things have changed since Facebook took over Oculus ... :-))
Two different images combined to 3D in the brain
VR gaming as real as never before!
Players will really profit from VR goggles like the Stooksy VR-Spektiv. First, because the realism of the scenes cannot be reached by a computer display, thanks to the realistic 3D representation and the almost complete filling of the field of view. And second, all the acceleration and position sensors of the smartphone can be used in the games.
As a result, the image displayed on the screen exactly follows your head movements. You look left, right, up, down - and you see what's going on left, right, up, down. Just as if you were right in the game world! Anyone who has experienced this once, is addicted to this technology forever.
The number of apps that make use of the smartphone sensors is growing. And it's very likely, that there will be a real boom of new developments in a short time.
Some test levels and demos, which show the enormous potential of this new technology, can already be found in the app stores and will make you want more. Find your favorite apps in our Stooksy App Dtatabase!
The exploration of virtual worlds with the Stooksy VR-Spektiv brings you great experiences you can look forward to.
Game control with the smartphone inserted
Inserted smartphones can no longer be controlled by touch operation. Therefore, more and more apps are using a magnet switch, voice commands or head gestures to control. Moreover, there are external devices on the market such as the Bluetooth Controller for iOS and Android Snakebyte idroid:con (available eg at Amazon.de),
with which some of the game apps can be comfortably controlled. We are sure that in future there will be a lot of new developments in this area.
Wow factor guaranteed!
The idea is not new, but the realization with the Stooksy VR-Spektiv is absolutely impressive. With the Stooksy VR-Spektiv you use your existing Smartphone or Tablet Computer for viewing 3D video
and creating a stunning virtual reality gaming experience
. Independently from your PC or Mac, and without the hassle of cables. Immerse yourself into a world in which everything suddenly seems incredibly genuine and close enough to touch! By turning and tilting your head you'll explore 3D scenarios
, which behave absolutely realisticly on the display before your eyes thanks to the built-in smartphone sensors.
The various versions of the Stooksy VR goggles are suitable for the most popular smartphones with a display size of three up to six inches and 7-inch Tablet Computers.
Look what VR-Spektiv version fits to your Smartphone/Tablet
Thanks to the large high precision glass lenses, you always have an overview of the entire scenario. You can set up your personal eye distance in no time. The wide sharpness adjustment range allows compensation of up to about + -2 diopters. You are able to use the Tab7 version with your own spectacles.
Fit for Google Cardboard Apps!
To ensure that Google Cardboard Apps work well on your Stooksy VR-Spektiv, use the corresponding Stooksy VR-Spektiv Google Cardboard Viewer Profile. Click on the image to download a document with all the Stooksy VR-Spektiv Google Cardboard Viewer Profiles.
And all that you get at a price that makes your decision easy.
The new Smartphone and Tab7 versions have an integrated magnet switch.This way, you can easily run your Cardboard Apps on your Smartphone/Tablet inserted into the Stooksy VR-Spektiv.
View the compatibility list!
Fantastic material, stable but lightweight
The Stooksy VR-Spektiv can be delivered as a plug-in set
or as a fully assembled
device. From a panel of stable fine-cell plastic foam, the components are precisely pre-cut by a needle-thin water jet. Everything fits perfectly together. Included are also two high quality optical glass lenses
and a wide elastic textile belt for convenient attachment to the head
(the larger Stooksy versions
contain two flexible straps
– around your head and across the top of your head – ensuring secure grip and wearing comfort
).. The plug-in set
is completely assembled in about 20 minutes
- no nails, screws, glue or tools are needed
The Stooksy foam material is soft to your skin and to your smartphone, but stable enough for a secure grip and precise use. The complete Stooksy VR-Spektiv including lenses and elastic strap weighs only about 86 grams (XL version: 97 g, iP6+ version: 107 g, Tab7 version: 176 g). Therefore, also longer game or video sessions are no problem. Air holes in the housing ensure that the lenses do not steam up even in the hottest action.