So, VR is a super popular thing. Pretty much everywhere. Which means that yours truly has to learn how to set it up, operate it, and teach other people how to operate it. I am not overly tech-savvy, so thank God for coworkers who are. This morning, I was party to a VR training seminar where we were introduced to the Vive and the Oculus Rift, two of the leading indie VR platforms.
After learning how each one works and what the accompanying equipment looks like, I’ve learned that the Oculus Rift is a much better starting point for a new VR environment (of the more specialized platforms). It has the quickest, simplest set up and the most intuitive controls. Additionally, it had the more realistic immersion in my experience. Both platforms are relatively competitive in terms of price, but the Vive requires more additional equipment (namely stands to attach the sensors to).
As much as this kind of thing is outside my area of familiarity, I’m glad I had the opportunity to at least acquaint myself with the systems so that I can provide an informed opinion for a public library that might be looking to add VR to their list of services.