Here's How Silly You Look When You're Trying VR

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Here's How Silly You Look When You're Trying VR
January 12, 2017
(Image above) Credit: Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

 

Virtual reality at CES

 

Virtual reality was all over CES, providing attendees with a glimpse into the computer animated future. But while show-goers were deep in their virtual worlds, photographers Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley of BU News Service were outside looking on. Here's what they captured. Here, David Nevas, of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, tries out the Icaros virtual reality flying device at CES on Jan. 6, 2017.

(Image above) Credit: Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

 

Hey, what's up?

 

A multitude of VR headsets and experiences were available to visitors to CES. In this photo, Tianyi Yu uses a virtual reality headset by SoftKinetic.

(Image above) Credit: Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

 

Walking the tightrope

 

Here, Koby Behor uses a ZTE virtual reality headset that gives the experience of walking on a rope bridge.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer

 

Solitary experience

 

But VR can be a solitary experience. Are these CES showgoers on the Denso booth giving us a glimpse of the future of home entertainment?

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VR for cars

 

Cars were a popular area for VR demos. Here, Glenn Josefosky tries out a Mitsubishi Magna virtual reality headset at CES on Jan. 5, 2017.

(Image above) Credit: Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

 

Smile, you're on camera

 

Sometimes, it's worth a picture. Here, Melissa Woodrin reacts as she records a friend's experience with a virtual reality headset and chair at CES on Jan. 4, 2017.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer
 

Let the car do the driving

 

Attendees try out Hyundai's autonomous car virtual reality simulator, which mimics the experience of riding in a self-driving car, at CES on Jan. 5, 2017.

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Strap in

 

Hyundai offered reporters the chance to ride in the actual car, which was a neat experience. The VR experience attracted a line at Hyundai's booth.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer

 

VR for the gamer

 

An attendee tries out the PlayStation VR experience at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2017. The virtual reality gaming experience has been praised as one of the best commerical VR systems currently available.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer

 

Testing a concept car

 

This futuristic pod allows attendees to enjoy a simulation of the Volkswagen I.D. through VR. The I.D. is still a concept but VW hopes to have the long-range electric car on the market in four years.

(Image above) Credit: Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

 

Watch out for the hands

 

You have to watch out for flying hands and fists when VR gaming is happening. Andy Scholes of CNN tries out a Cerevo virtual reality gaming system at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2017.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer

 

The future of driving

 

An attendee tries out a future driving simulator at the Honda booth at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2017.

(Image above) Credit: Ann Singer

 

On the road

 

An attendee tries out a future driving simulator at the Honda booth at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2017.

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