On rare occasion—let’s say one day every April—we get wind of some unusually extraordinary products. On that given day, instead of editing the information or looking closely for details (also known as “facts”), we instead share it ‘as-is’ so that the public can fully appreciate these intriguing new creations in the raw without the filter of such things as “journalistic and ethical standards.” Today is one of those days.
New York, NY (April 1, 2016)—For the pro audio industry in recent times, VR has been the watch word (or watch abbreviation, to be more specific). There’s no question that Virtual Reality applications threaten to bring immersive sound to new levels.
This week has already seen the long-awaited release of the Oculus Rift headset, and now Google, already known for its low-cost VR platform Google Cardboard, has upped the ante with its next generation, Google Cardboard Plastic.
Announced on the company’s blog today, Google Cardboard Plastic is being touted as an “actual reality headset ,” proving to be the “latest step toward truly immersive technology—a new viewer that lets you see, touch, smell and hear the world just like you do in real life.” As such, it includes 360° spatially accurate sound—a format that no doubt will have audio pros amazed at its lifelike quality.