What is Virtual Reality?

For the past few years, we all have been listening to a term Virtual Reality. We are going to find out what Virtual reality is and how it works. The basic concept of this technology is to see the things/places and everything around you that actually does not exist at that place and time. You just need to put the headset on and you have to load any video on your device. Once you have successfully loaded any video or game you will be able to see a 3D view of the place recorded in that video and it feels like you are actually present at that place running in that video/game etc.

Google Cardboard:

Google cardboard was an initial step to virtual reality which had two lenses to provide a 3D view of the video played on your mobile phone. You can have a look of Google cardboard in the image.

what is virtual reality


One of the best VR headset manufacturers is Oculus VR. The company made a best a best VR headset and we are going to take an overview of the device named Oculus Rift. They made it super simpler for the user having lots of USB ports. The headset is made up of some pretty premium material having a soft touch and it is very comfortable. The Oculus Rift headset is very light on your head with best earphones that can be removed as well. The thing you will have to acknowledge is the screen inside the headset with the best quality of the view.

what is virtual reality


Let’s have a look that how Oculus Rift software shakes hand with the headset and what are the requirements. The device you are going to connect with your headset must have.

  • Video card               NVIDIA GTX 970/AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU                          Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory                   8 GB+RAM
  • Video output          Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports                3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS                            Windows 7/64 bit or newer