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What's the Big Deal About the Totem Headset?

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   10/8/2014 7:08:43 AM
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Well, I wasn't aware of this trend but now I am. Thanks for the story and for giving us a bit of the low down on the competitive headsets out there. I'm not sure this is something I would ever be into, but I'm sure gadget geeks are frothing to get their hands on these babies.

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William K.   10/8/2014 11:27:14 PM
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I imagine that these are all quite expensive toys. And of course they will be obsolete in six months at most. I suppose there are some real benefts but it certainly looks like a means of escaping act5ual reality for a very fake kind of wannabe reality.

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 2:58:47 AM
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Hey Lizzy, can't seem to do my own comment so I'll tag on yours. I like the fact that it's just HDMI, but how can that work?  I want to lose myself in another world.....lol I just think it's a few years away.

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 3:01:27 AM
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I want your opinion Cabe! You wrote the article. What do you think?

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 3:06:11 AM
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Elizabeth, i can't believe you have been in the dark about this. This is a big deal not only with game companys, but all over. It isn't just for games Lizzy.

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 3:09:07 AM
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Do you care if I call you Liz? it's just easier. I'll do whatever you want.

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Elizabeth M   10/9/2014 8:16:47 AM
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I'm just not much of a gadget fiend, Cadman-LT, so haven't been keeping up on the latest. Now I know! PS: Mainly people in my family call me "Lizzy," but it's fine here on the Internet to get colloquial. ;)

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 9:03:46 AM
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Ok Lizzy...I'll just do that. Gadgets are great to keep up on. Keeps you in the know. So when friends come over you already know about what they have. :) What's funny is when you tell them stuff about what they have that they didn't even know! Never had it, but I know more about it than you do...lol Then they think you're awesome! Works with girls...lol

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 9:15:25 AM
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Colloquial.......why does that word make me laugh Lizzy?

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 9:28:36 AM
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Thank God your last name isn't Borden. :)

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2014 9:40:18 AM
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Maybe Wall-E was right. One day we'll all have this crap strapped to our heads and just live in floating lazy-boys.

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VR AND HEADSETS
bobjengr   10/14/2014 5:49:02 PM
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My first introduction to VR occurred during a visit to Dave and Busters (D & Bs) in Atlanta. D&Bs is an arcade type business located on the north side just off I-75 with fairly good restaurant facilities.  It's "the" place to go due to the huge number of gaming devices available.  There were three (3) VR suites due to their tremendous popularity.  I tried one of the headsets and was absolutely amazed and the clarity and the graphics displayed.  That experience enticed me to look a little deeper.  I found the military has been using VR headsets and programs for training for some years now.  One caution--if you have problems with vertigo or inner-ear issues, this is probably not your cup of tea.  Another caution, you can spend hours with these devices due to the many programs available.

Excellent post Cabe.

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