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5 Hot Virtual Reality Picks From MWC 2016
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SachinEE
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2/28/2016 | 1:58:42 AM
Resemblance
The Samsung VR headset is pretty good, it resembles the Lenovo K4 Note headgear. But Lenovo headgear had some calibration issues I heard, that shouldn't be the case with Samsung. They would be giving an immersive experience to users.
SachinEE
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2/28/2016 | 2:08:25 AM
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Samsung should make a 360 security camera with a big cloud storage and let us sync our headsets with it. That'd be cool.
Pablo Valerio
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2/28/2016 | 9:32:47 AM
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@SachinEE there were many other devices at the show like that, from small robots with security cameras to rolling cameras on the floor.

But Smasung was focusing on the 360 video experience, as a new way to engage with people and make video a much more inmersive experience for social media. 
tzubair
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2/28/2016 | 10:56:23 AM
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@Pablo: I think Samsung is focusing on the 360 video experience because Facebook has invested in Samsung for this project. I personally think it's likely to be the next big thing in terms of the way people experience videos. It will have impact both on the consumer and enterprise market.
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2/28/2016 | 1:44:15 PM
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@Tzubair: I don't see how it can affect the enterprise market though, although are you talking about the various applications these 360 cameras will be having? Companies can exploit the power provided by such a camera. 
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2/29/2016 | 4:33:53 AM
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"I don't see how it can affect the enterprise market though, although are you talking about the various applications these 360 cameras will be having? Companies can exploit the power provided by such a camera. "

@SunitaT0: A large number of companies use videos to demonstrate their products as it's an inexpensive medium. If they can make 360 videos of their products it'd provide a much enhanced experience and users would be able to get a better idea of the products.
SunitaT0
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2/28/2016 | 1:42:41 PM
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@SachinEE: Like Pablo said, many other companies have tried that. 360 video camera means more power to Google Streetview. I believe 360 Cameras will be the new rage in the coming years.
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2/28/2016 | 8:12:02 PM
LG 360 .. without a phone on your nose
LG 360 will be a failure for many reasons: Looks; cable hanging out of the head; high price due to two OLED screens. It does has a weight advantage though as you don't have a mega size phone resting on your nose.
Pablo Valerio
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2/29/2016 | 2:59:03 AM
Re: LG 360 .. without a phone on your nose
@nasimson, I think the main issue with the LG model will be price. Both the LG and the Samsung units are designed for the average consumer, not for the hardcore gamer who spends serious money.

Also, the LG model uses USB Type-C, which is only available on a handful of devices.
jnskm
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2/29/2016 | 4:44:37 PM
Re: LG 360 .. without a phone on your nose
USB Type-C is in its early stages. By the end of 2016 phones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops without USB Type-C will seem archaic. The fact that USB Type-C is reversible, can be used for power, data, and video in such a small connector is a big plus for smartphone brands. You don't need to have an additional HDMI connector, for instance.


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