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Laptop in your backpack... + VR

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by aoaaron, May 15, 2019.

  1. aoaaron

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    Hey, just wondering, with the Oculus Rift S.

    What stops you from plugging it into your laptop, putting the backpack into a decently ventilated backpack, and then just playing roomscale that way? Is it just totally unviable due to the moving parts in the laptop..?
     
  2. Mr_Sukebe

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    I did think that some manufacturers have already come up with the combined backpack/laptop combo.
    After all, if you're playing a 1st person shooter, partially simulates you carrying around your ammo and other military gear.
     
  3. aoaaron

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    I think they’ve only done a mini desktop in a bag. Which seems impractical to me in case you need to change settings via the screen. Not a laptop.



    Surely we can come up or find a well ventilated backpack with a separate compartment to house an external power supply.
     
  4. drakulton

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  5. FlyingScotsman

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  6. Ravenger

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    Quest is 'slightly' :rolleyes: cheaper, though of course not as capable...
     
  7. aoaaron

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    I don’t like those. A laptop is better value and actually serves another function. Also can be another screen if you don’t mind being limited a bit and not actually having it in a backpack.
     
  8. drakulton

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    They do look like they're geared more toward VR experience providers more than for the enthusiast.
     
  9. drakulton

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  10. CaptainRAVE

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    Funky idea. Until several hours/days of gaming and the resulting back issues.
     
  11. aoaaron

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    Yup but a laptop is just so much more ideal and versatile.