Many people think that Virtual Reality (VR) is a new hi-tech gadget, but the truth of the matter is that VR has been around for years – just ask Canadian-based High-tech device creator and development company, Tek Gear. They have been pumping out VR products for the military, medical applications, and for research institutions worldwide for the past 24 years. There next step is to take VR to the consumer market, where the possibilities for the market to grow excites Tek Gear and their president, Tony Havelka. He claims that most of the VR products they currently sell are priced out of the reach of the “average consumer,” or VR enthusiast. He was disappointed to see how much the VR headsets were being priced at in the $600 - $1200 range. Tek Gear felt it needed a lower price to penetrate the consumer market – Tony said, “There's nothing lower cost than $0 – so that's where we set the price."
Tek Gear claims that by owning your smartphone, you already own the most expensive part of a VR system. Now you can get a free HMD headset by going to FreeHMD.com It is a lightweight, customer friendly, and is comfortably designed to have a great VR experience. It offers high performance and wide optics that can be individually focused and interpupillary distance can be adjusted to fit practically anybody. You get all of this technology for only paying for the cost of shipping and handling. When asked about the cost, Tek Gear explains that they were hoping for Head Mounted Devices (HMD) to come in at about $300, and when that did not happen, they felt it necessary to offer a free HMD to “keep growing the VR user base.” They want everybody to have access to VR, and they are working on many new products for VR users – the bigger the base, the more new products they can sell.
There are three core apps that you can use right now with your free HMD – the first is the Cardboard App available at the Google Play Store. It allows you to setup your virtual reality on your smartphone. The second is the YouTube VR app that has a channel devoted to 360-degree VR Videos. The third app is called the Cardboard Camera that turns your smartphone into a VR Camera, allowing you to create your own VR videos. Besides these three core apps, there are much more in the Google Play Store. Simply download the first app, insert your smartphone into the Free HMD, and place it on your head to begin the fun. The only stipulation is you must be running Android 4.1 or higher and the display size must be 4 to 6-inches.