Ben Lang

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Based in Silicon Valley, Ben has held editorial positions across several technology publications for eight years. He founded Road to VR in 2011 to explore the immense possibilities of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Having seen the individual pieces but never the entire puzzle, he set out to map VR’s current state-of-the-art and to understand how far it is from a perfect simulation of reality (a la Matrix). Beginning with tracking the consumer VR space nearly a year before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, Ben has spent the last several years actively documenting and promoting the industry as it experiences an explosive resurgence.
It's a shame that neither Sony's HMZ-T1 or Silicon Micro Display's ST1080 have integrated head tracking technology. HMD's are great and all, but building in the ability to tack the movements of the user's head opens up far more...
Silicon Micro Display has been touting their ST1080 HMD for a few months now. Back in December they announced that the retail price would be $799 -- pricey, but comparative to Sony's HMZ-T1. Pre-orders were supposed to start in...
Lumus is an Israel based company that's manufactures components for head mounted displays. Specifically, they're offering what they call the 'Optical Engine Module', a display which uses 'LOE' (Light-guided Optical Element) technology to enable a lightweight head mounted display...
Hi folks. First thing -- I'd like to apologize for the lack of content coming through Road to VR in the last month. The holidays were hectic as usual, but I'm back and you can expect news and analysis...
Sony seems to have majorly underestimated demand for their recently released HMZ-T1 head mounted display. Stock shortages were apparently worldwide at launch, and Sony's US HMZ-T1 product page no longer lists 1/17/12 as the estimated ship date for new...
One of my favorite YouTube directors, Freddie Wong happened to make a video that is quite relevant to this site. The video is called 'Future Motion Control Gaming' and shows a fictional augmented reality gaming setup. But is this...
I've been tracking Silicon Micro Display's ST1080 head mounted display ever since they announced it back in early November. We've already seen most of the specs, but one thing that was missing was the price. I was excited by...
About a year ago I bought myself the Astro A40 gaming headset which I've been quite happy with. I was browsing Astro's website the other day and happened across a nice looking headset stand that is sold as an...
Today I was thinking about Silicon Micro Display's ST1080 head mounted display. This unique HMD has a 10% transparent screen. When I first head about that feature, typical wearable computer / augmented reality applications came to my mind. Those...
The Sony HMZ-T1 head mounted display is still almost impossible to come by right now, but my local store has one display unit. I finally made my way down, despite some nasty rain, so that I could give the...
If you've ever done any thinking about augmented reality seen a sci-fi movie, you're undoubtedly familiar with the idea of a contact lens that provides the wearer with a super-futuristic heads up display that shows all sorts of awesome and...
The other week I reported that Sony's HMZ-T1 HMD, which 'launched' on 11/11/11, had been backordered and pushed back to an estimated availability date of 1/17/12. All store stock was going to be diverted to those who had pre-ordered...
Today, Silicon Micro Display has announced that they'll be attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show which will be held from January 10th to the 13th. CES is a huge consumer electronics exhibition (likely the largest in the US) and is a platform...
As I've watched a friend play Skyrim over the last few days, I've been blown away by the immense world that Bethesda has created. Not only is it huge, but it's rather beautiful as well. "Slap on an HMD," I thought, "and this would be...
Though Sony oped to get their HMZ-T1 to the market prior to the holidays by putting it up for sale on 11/11/11, it is now officially listed as "backorderable". What does that mean? Well, for one, it means that...
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