Queen’s guitarist launches cost-effective 3-D VR system…
It’s no secret that Brian May is rock ‘n’ roll’s smartest cat.
For decades Queen’s frizzy-haired gentleman guitarist has balanced duties in one of music’s most enduring bands with his love of all things science.
And he’s no dabber, earning a PhD in astrophysics in 2007.
But now May is jumping into the booming virtual reality market with a device that costs a fraction of what you’ll shell out for Oculus Rift.
His OWL VR Smart Phone Kit launches next month, bringing cost effective 3-D virtual reality to anyone with a smartphone.
May’s London Stereoscopic Company began selling his patented OWL Stereo Viewer to 3-D enthusiasts in 2009.
It was an elegant device suitable for viewing the classic 3-D postcard reproductions, astronomical images and Queen photos he flogged through his website.
But now May is using an ingenious adaptor to marry the OWL Stereo Viewer with any brand of smartphone for viewing of online 3-D images and any commercially available virtual reality content.
“Until now users have had the choice of an expensive VR viewer that puts it out of reach of many people or a very low-cost alternative that just doesn’t do the format justice,” May says.
“The OWL Smart Phone Kit changes all that. For a very modest outlay, anyone can now enjoy the VR experience, and also gain access to the fascinating world of Stereoscopy. Plus, with the apps that are available for smart phones, it’s now possible to take your own 3-D images and enjoy them instantly using this simple OWL Kit.”
May’s OWL VR Smart Phone Kit is available for pre-order now for just $A100 including delivery.