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The only thing this “Oculus Killer” will murder is your neck

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The sequel to Tron has some weird props

No, you’re not looking at the first prop from the upcoming Tron/ Silent Hill crossover (imagine that). You’re looking at what claims to be the “Oculus Killer” – a Virtual Reality device so massive and bulky that I question the sanity of anyone crazy enough to actually throw money at the thing.

Aptly named the 3DHead, this device looks like something VR would spit out ten years ago. It’s hideous, bulky and probably incredibly uncomfortable to wear. So why does something like this exist when so many other companies are able to slim down VR so drastically? Well those other companies aren’t just simply strapping a tablet to your face.

That’s essentially what the 3DHead is all about. In the monster of a device you have a cheap, no-name branded Android tablet that delivers even cheaper glasses-free 3D for a truly non-immersive experience. There’s also some head tracking, which is a little better than everything else apparently, but that’s completely offset by looking at the 3DHead’s controller. No seriously, look at the thing!

3DHead Controller

So what does the 3DHead support exactly? Well, virtually anything, since the headset will be able to stream games wirelessly from your PC directly to the tablet. If you don’t throw up from the lag (which you will) there’s also a wired option. That type of ingenuity is what VR veterans like Oculus’ Luckey Palmer fear will flood the industry once VR goes mainstream again, and he’s probably right to be worried.

But don’t worry over the 3DHead, considering the headset will set you back $600, with an additional $600 for the controller. That’s much more expensive than Oculus Rift dev kits, which will probably provide a better experience even though they’re still in development. Hell, building your own VR device from cardboard is probably a better idea than throwing down a cent on this mess.

Last Updated: January 8, 2015

33 Comments

  1. It looks like a Conehead with a bad hair day.

    Seriously, I’d rather invest in a ice-cream toaster!

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  2. Corrie

    January 8, 2015 at 11:26

    Yeah Uhm…..yeah this looks awkward, I mean that thing could take your head and the person standing in front of you

    That controller also looks like a 360 wireless wheel

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  3. Ottokie

    January 8, 2015 at 11:27

    Alien vs Predator…

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 8, 2015 at 11:28

    *Makes fun of headset
    U wot m8!?
    *Gets headbutted by guy wearing headset.

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    • Corrie

      January 8, 2015 at 11:47

      Plot twist: that was all a D?r?e?a?m? VR Test

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 8, 2015 at 11:47

        hahaha

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  5. Mandom (Umar)

    January 8, 2015 at 11:30

    New Silent Hill enemy? 3D Head?

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  6. AnimeAfrica

    January 8, 2015 at 11:43

    So im gonna guess and say June 16 – 18 its a VR Convention

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  7. Geoff Murphy

    January 8, 2015 at 11:45

    Reminds me of a bad pompadour

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 8, 2015 at 11:49

      Reminds me of a helmet I saw in an anime that was worn by a biker yankee with a pompadour.

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  8. Kensei Seraph

    January 8, 2015 at 11:45

    That controller… how the hell are you supposed to hold it and still reach the controls?
    It’s even more hideous than the 3DHead abomination.

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  9. Quo Vadis?

    January 8, 2015 at 11:46

    looks like daft punk has now gone into vr headsets.

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  10. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 8, 2015 at 11:47

    What the actual…

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 8, 2015 at 11:48

      I’m as lost as you are.

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  11. Sageville

    January 8, 2015 at 11:49

    Haha, love the heading.

    Looks like something you’d have to go to the doctor after use.

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  12. fred

    January 8, 2015 at 11:51

    I’ll wear anything that will make woman want to have sex with you.

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  13. Ghost In The Rift

    January 8, 2015 at 11:53

    This comes to mind:/

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  14. No Non sense

    January 8, 2015 at 11:54

    VR + Porn = Voyeurism.

    You know sooner or later porn companies are gonna do this anyway with the catch phrase.

    “It’s like you’re really in the room!”

    or

    “Threesome anyone?”

    I’m calling it now.

    Juarssic Park “Porn finds a way”

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    • Rock789

      January 8, 2015 at 11:58

      As long as it’s not Jurassic Porn… o_O

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      • fred

        January 8, 2015 at 11:58

        There is a market for that

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        • Rock789

          January 8, 2015 at 12:01

          **throws up a little** o_O

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          • No Non sense

            January 8, 2015 at 12:05

            Honestly, there’s a market for that aswell.

            But I won’t link it :p

        • Left4Dead

          January 8, 2015 at 12:15

          If you build it, they will….come

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 12:17

            BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 8, 2015 at 12:07

        … those tiny hands… hmmmmmm…

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 8, 2015 at 12:18

          You probably aren’t allowed within a 10km radius from a school, are you? LOL

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    • Rock789

      January 8, 2015 at 12:01

      Well, historically, porn is the deciding factor in what tech wins… Coz of porn VHS beat Betamax; and Blu-ray beat HDDVD (even though, technically, both Beta and HDDVD were better products).

      So it’s very plausible that porn might decide the Oculus vs. all-comers (pun intended) adoption rate…

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    • fred

      January 8, 2015 at 12:01

      Thanks to porn , otherwise we might not have had the internet .

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    • Left4Dead

      January 8, 2015 at 12:17

      VR + Porn = Sex – VD

      Reply

  15. Admiral Chief

    January 8, 2015 at 12:14

    MDK helmet!

    Reply

  16. PDAisAok

    January 8, 2015 at 23:35

    Who the hell is Luckey Palmer?

    Reply

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