I moved my workspace to VR, here’s what I learnt.
I spent a month working full time in virtual reality. Is the tech there yet? Is it comfortable to use VR? Should we all switch to $500 headsets from the $1500+ displays? Here are the answers.
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Only skimmed the article but based on my own experience with VR I don’t think we are there yet for it to serve as a setup for coding.
While nice in theory I think you would need to developing headsets that are less enclosed in order for them to a be a viable option for prolonged work sessions.
First of all it gets really warm around the eyes (adding to the effect of having two monitors a cm from your eyes to make your eyes really dry) but there are also some technical limitations with current generation that would need to be improved
Resolution is too low for comfortably reading text all day
The headsets are too heavy to wear all day without developing neck pain
The sweet spot where things are not blurry is too limited, meaning you will need to move your head in order to move the focus to where you want to look
Hehe, each to his own I guess. I would never be able to do that
That’s a good point, I haven’t investigated a better mesh. Thanks for the tip!
Which headset do you have?
I noticed that the PIMAX 8K had quite a bit better resolution than the Valve Index which my main experience so maybe this is no longer an issue.
Admittedly this was not based on actual experience, I have never used mine for long enough to develop neck pain from wearing it (but I’m quite sure I would if I spent 8hrs a day in it), again, likely different for everyone.