Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Review | WhatGear

Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Review | WhatGear

The Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Camera is the ideal gift for techies! Also for those of you who love to live adventurous lifestyles. This product is so easy to use no matter what age you are. If you're interested in photography then Orbit4K360 will give your photos a whole new angle...360 degrees to be exact. Check out this WhatGear full review

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Have you heard of 4K? What about 48K... Check it out here

So Sony are out pioneering once again with another WORLDS FIRST. This time they have managed to harness the power of 12 Xperia Z5 Smartphones & 8 well known instagrammers to put together this unique video.

All this took place at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Grenoble, home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe. 

The Xperia Z5 has many attributes but SONY put a key focus on its Camera tech. With super fast auto focus, X5 Digital zoom at the disposal, the well known instagrammers put the Z5 to the test...Not sure why I wasn't invited though.

Instagrammers who took part included - @akusepp, @le_petit_francais,@christianmcld, @mesvoyagesaparis, @s_timmung,@ahtlaqdmm, @peppyhere and @berriestagram. 

So here it is the Worlds First 48K 360 video. There is only one problem. YouTube will not allow a video upload of 48K. Which means SONY had no option other than to upload in 4K, which is far more than ok by todays standards. I'm sure one day when 48K becomes the norm we will see this video in its entirety. For now check this out and don't forget to use the little arrows in the top corner to look around .

Also if you're interested in seeing how I got on with the Xperia Z5 on my mission to Google HQ London. You can check this video out. Xperia Z5 Vs Oneplus 2 - Camera Test . It was a good day and a fun little experiment.

Ever wondered how the Oneplus 2 camera compares to the Xperia Z5...? * If you enjoy this video hit subscribe and you will be one of the Finest Subscribers known to Mankind! In this review you will see me testing the two handsets video, audio and photographic features in bright light and low light scenarios.


Merge VR Review - Virtual Reality Super Vision

Powered by your smartphone which some say is more powerful than the computers that sent a rocket to the moon. Well at least that's what I heard.

The Merge VR offers you a symbiotic experience when combined with your incredibly smart phone that takes you out of this world... and into the world of VR.

The Merge VR is beautifully presented in a hard casing. On the front of the box it states for 14years + and they would have gotten away without putting it on there if wasn't for you meddling kids. On the back we have lots of product information and key features.

First impressions of the Merge is that that its actually quite surprising. At a glance it looks like rigid plastic, but it isn't. It is in fact its made from a soft touch foam which makes is quite flexible, durable, easy to clean and arguably the most comfortably VR headset known to mankind!..to date.

 

Also Merge have left space for headphone wires or even your charge cable. As well as a removable door to allow you to utilise Augmented Reality. What is that I hear you say? Watch my video on the MS Hololens to find out. Inside this visor you will see two high quality adjustable lenses. That can be calibrated perfectly so you can get precisely the perfect picture for your pupils.

I have to say when viewing VR with Merge the lenses are so good that if you're watching a less than HD quality video. You can see every individual pixel. 4K 360 videos will look stunning. But if you fancy a laugh watch me trying to start a German Mexican wave in 360 outside the Gamescom in Germany 2015.

The Merge Vr comes with an additional support strap that fits over the top of your head in case you have a particularly heavy smartphone like my oneplus 2 . Also you can get your hands on a Wii style wireless remote as an optional extra that brings you hands into play. I just want to say a big thank you to Merge VR and our friends from Virtual Umbrella for hooking this up. If you're working on anything VR related hit them up! they’ll help you out and might make you a cup of tea.

So if you're looking for maybe the most most comfortable, durable, affordable VR headset. Designed with to fit pretty much any smartphone inside and delivers a VR experience that will blow your mind.You should check out the Merge VR and that won't be problem. If you're under 14 you better ask an adult for super-vision.

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Check out the future of VR Gaming in this WhatGear preview. See why this is named after the god of dreams. twitch.tv/superfrancis27 don't forget to subscribe and let me know what you think.

A ground breaking new technology from Microsoft! Up until now this was almost unheard of. The future looks very interesting....and even more interesting through the Hololens....check it out!








PLAYSTATION VR - VR WhatGear

Check out the future of VR Gaming in this WhatGear preview. See why this is named after the god of dreams. twitch.tv/superfrancis27 don't forget to subscribe and let me know what you think.

The Gamesmaster & AV Dave were in attendance at the Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Where they got to get a test run on the latest version of the Project Morpheous VR headset...Let me say now it was awesome! check out this exclusive interview with Toby from the Playstation team.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Check out how the Vive matched up against the SONY Project Morpheous. On the epic road back from the @Gamescom 2015 in Germany. The GamesMaster & AV Dave stopped of in Brussels to go in search of the finest waffles known to man. However they forgot to put enough money in the car parking meter.

Samsung - VR Web Browser

SAMSUNG are set to launch a new VR browser. The devices currently supported are Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.

This new browser will allow to import your bookmarks, stream 360 videos straight from the internet. WHATGEAR 360 VIDEOS. Select pages and navigation on screen buttons using your eyes gaze.

However there is a downside to converting the world wide web into VR. You will lose some picture quality. With that said VR is certainly more captivating than sitting in front of a boring old monitor. What so you think?

Check out how the Vive matched up against the SONY Project Morpheous. On the epic road back from the @Gamescom 2015 in Germany. The GamesMaster & AV Dave stopped of in Brussels to go in search of the finest waffles known to man. However they forgot to put enough money in the car parking meter.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Nokia VR Camera is $60,000

ozostory #makingOZO #makingVR

The OZO will have 8 camera, 8 Microphones, a 2K by 2K picture output with 45Min record time using 500GB internal Storage. All of that equals a hefty $60,000 price tag. Yes thats right its not cheap. The question is... is there such a demand that people would pay that much for the OZO?

If you have been watching WhatGear Reviews you will know we are always putting out 360 videos from London and the UK. Feel free to take a look. What are your thoughts on 360 video and is it the future of the TV and Film industry? 

One last thing doesn't the OZO look like that Jedi Lightsaber training device from Star Wars? and on that topic, did you know that WhatGear filmed the the worlds first ever 360 videos from London Madame Tussauds

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

Check out how the Vive matched up against the SONY Project Morpheous. On the epic road back from the @Gamescom 2015 in Germany. The GamesMaster & AV Dave stopped of in Brussels to go in search of the finest waffles known to man. However they forgot to put enough money in the car parking meter.

Microsoft HoloLens - The Future of Windows

A ground breaking new technology from Microsoft! Up until now this was almost unheard of. The future looks very interesting....and even more interesting through the Hololens....check it out!

Virtual reality (VR) fans and developers headed over to the Loading Bar at 97 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BX for an evening in which they can sampled the latest demos of VR videogames and peripherals The GamesMaster was in attendance!

Rainbow 6 Open Beta!

WhatGear have got you a link for the Rainbow 6 Siege BETA. Hey check out this interview we got with one of the lead developers from the game Scott Mitchell. I think this was AV Dave's worlds 2nd ever interview. 

During EGX 2015 AV Dave caught up with Scott Mitchell from Ubisoft who is the Animation Art Director for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege to find out about the game. Rainbow Six Siege is an upcoming first-person shooter video game under development by Ubisoft Montreal and is due for release on all major platforms on 01/12/2015.

Rainbow 6 beta sign up - Click Here

Rainbow 6 beta sign up - Click Here

The WhatGear time arrived extra early to pick up their press passes thinking they could walk right in. Then this happened! Check out the first 360 Vlog from EGX Birmingham 2015 - EGX is the UK's biggest gaming event of the year!

Google Jump - First 6 Videos

So as you might know if your subscribed to WhatGear. We create a fair bit of 360 content. Which we capture using the Pixpro Kodak SP360. 

A while back we heard about the Google Jump which basically tethers together 17 GoPros. We applief to be one of the pioneers for this new tech. Unfortunately we were shutdown/denied. So anyway I've been keeping an eye out for this and here it is. Some of the worlds first 360 video footage from Google Jump.

While the scenary is quite impressive. I have to say some of the stuff we've done with our Kodak is definitely more fun. What did you think of the videos?

If you have the time, check out some WhatGear 360 content.

The first video on our 360 Video playlist is how to use 360 videos. If you want to watch the 360 videos using the gyroscope or cardboard. Follow this link WhatGear 360 Video Playlist

WhatGear 4000 Subscribers...WOW!

Troy 'The GamesMaster' recaps the highlights since 3K subs * Check out what Syndicate & Jason Bradbury had to say about WhatGear So here it is 4k Subscribers! We couldn't have done it without you awesome WhatGear Legendary Subscribers. Many many thanks to all of you.

WELCOME to WhatGear Reviews Channel...Maybe the Finest Reviews Known to Man! My name is Troy I am new YouTuber! My aim is to keep you guys up to date with whats what in the Tech and Game world. WhatGear is here making sure you know Whats What.

What Gear reviews is proud to have finally reached 2,000 Finest Subscribers Known to Man! As promised this video includes a couple of tales from my days on movie sets. Check it out!

Finally we at WhatGear have hit 3000 subscribers...wow! I can't thank our subscribers enough for the continued support. part 2 : https://youtu.be/uJQ0oxltj9s YOU ARE SOME OF THE FINEST SUBSCRIBERS KNOWN TO MAN! check out this video where I recap WhatGear so far.

HALO 5 GUARDIANS - Launch Event

WhatGear were in attendance at London's RoundHouse in Camden Town for the Halo launch! It was an amazing event check out what the GamesMaster (Troy) and Audio Video Dave (AV Dave) got up to at the RoundHouse. www.Facebook.com/WhatGear www.WhatGear.net

Check it out its Jason Bradbury from the GadgetShow the UK's top Technology TV program! turns out our paths may have crossed many years ago on a gaming TV show back in the early nineties...small world!

Check out this Live pre-release unboxing from the Halo 5 London launch event, Camden Town at the Roundhouse! What comes with the Legendary edition? check it out... www.WhatGear.net

Another WhatGear 360 Video Exclusive! check out the Halo Stage from the Roundhouse, Camden, London in 360! *Remember to pan around using you finger/mousepad/tilt*

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WhatGear - The Road to @EGX - UK's BIGGEST GAMING EVENT

EGX 2015 - The Assembly - VR Game - Developer Interview

Check out when the GamesMaster caught up with the guys from NDreams at EGX 2015 to chat about their upcoming title The Assembly.

WhatGear Feature - The Gamerscore Whores Podcast

In this weeks video podcast we discuss the EGX 2015 Expo in Birmingham, Oculus Rift vs Playstation VR vs HTC Vive, All of the games at the EGX Expo, and we meet up with our friends Troy and Dave from WhatGear.net to talk about their experiences with EGX.

EGX EUROGAMER 2015 - Is here check out how the Germans do it at the Gamescom

It was August 5th 2015 AV Dave & The GamesMaster set off on their way to Cologne, Germany to attend the Gamescom. Which is Europes largest gaming event. Having been shutdown when it came to press passes they decided to go bang on the door anyway. First stop stanstead airport...

So WhatGear finally made in to Cologne, Germany. It was hot...it was damn hot and the convention centre wasn't smelling to fresh. Wish we could have found some....er....cologne. Anyway Gamescom the biggest European gamer event known to man was under way, and we weren't invited. Watch and see what happened next!

The Gamesmaster & AV Dave were in attendance at the Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Where they got to get a test run on the latest version of the Project Morpheous VR headset...Let me say now it was awesome! check out this exclusive interview with Toby from the Playstation team.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

VIRTUAL UMBRELLA - Interview from the VR in a BAR Event 2015

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

So we caught up with Sean from Crytal Rift to discuss this new game. Also they had a HTC VIVE set up in a pretty confined space which was surprising to see. Check out this interview and see what you think. Big thanks to @VirtualUmbrella

The GamesMaster and AV Dave headed over to London, Dalstons Loading Bar. Where they attended an event Hosted by @VirtualUmbrella . The VR in Bar event Round 2 brought some of the finest VR exhibitors known to man together for a couple of drinks at the bar.

HTC’s VIVE - VR Headset - RELEASE DATE

Bad news VR fans word on the street is that the VIVE that was due to release 2015, will now be pushed back to Q1 2016. Which means the VIVE will be going head to head with OCULUS. Which means the Samsungs VR headset is officially the first consumer ready headset.

VR developers recently expressed concerns that HTC would delay the release of the Vive, ever since the struggling Taiwan-based smartphone company announced it would reduce its staff by 15% and cut costs by 35%.

VR IN A BAR - Round 2 - Virtual Reality Event, London 2015

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

Entrepreneurs explain why virtual reality is part of a new technology revolution - GeekWire

Entrepreneurs explain why virtual reality is part of a new technology revolution - GeekWire

Some people aren’t yet convinced that virtual reality is the next big thing. Others say it’s going to be a revolution.

Three Oregon-based entrepreneurs speaking on Thursday certainly fall into the latter camp.

 

GeekWire reporter Jacob Demmitt tries out the HTC Vive in Seattle.

360 Labs co-founder Thomas HaydenZeroTransformfounder Justin Moravetz, andWILD founder Gabe Paez spoke on a virtual reality panel at TechFestNW in Portland and each expressed optimism for the virtual reality industry.

“People are ready for a new revolution in technology, ” said Paez, whose company is building multi-sensory games and experiences leveraging virtual reality. “Taking the Internet, moving to mobile, and now with virtual reality — it presents an entirely different way of interfacing with technology where it’s truly centered around us and our natural human perception of the world, which is first person.”

The concept of virtual reality is not exactly new, but over the past few years advances in technology have enabled developers and engineers to come up with impressive hardware devices for everyday consumers like the Oculus Rift andHTC Vive that run equally-innovative software.

GeekWire’s John Cook tries out an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at CES 2015.

 

 

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