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Can I connect my phone to my pc so I can use a google cardboard to play computer games in vr?

I've seen people use TrinusVR its a viable solution for casual VR gaming on pc. Obviously nowhere good/perfected as an actual VR headset. (ex. vive, oculus)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there!

I want to get into the VR side of gaming. The problem is that the cheapest pc headset I can buy is the oculus rift.(And let's be frank, it's not that cheap...)

So I was wondering... Can't I buy a cheap ass Google Cardboard ripoff with a strap and connect the pc (witch will run the pc games) to my android phone (witch will only display the information)?

The first thing that popped into my mind was remote desktop over Wi-Fi. But even tough I have quite a fast connection on my pc, but on my device (Z3 compact) it may be to slow to get a good refresh rate over plain Wi-Fi...

 

So this is where you guys come in.

Is there a way to connect my android phone to my pc with a micro-b cable so that I see my pc game on my phone?

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basically you want to use your phone as an external display... right?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, knightslugger said:

basically you want to use your phone as an external display... right?

Exactly

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No, there's a reason the oculus is more expensive than a piece of cardboard. A phone has insufficient refresh rate, cannot communicate your movements to your pc and suffers from latency if you're streaming the game. You can't use your phone as a monitor through usb.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Sauron said:

No, there's a reason the oculus is more expensive than a piece of cardboard. A phone has insufficient refresh rate, cannot communicate your movements to your pc and suffers from latency if you're streaming the game. You can't use your phone as a monitor through usb.

It would not need to send my inputs to the pc; I would use a controller for that plugged directly into the pc.

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I've seen people use TrinusVR its a viable solution for casual VR gaming on pc. Obviously nowhere good/perfected as an actual VR headset. (ex. vive, oculus)


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I did it once with Skyrim... I had to install a client and host application on bothe the pc and the phone for that. (I don't remember the name of the app)

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Just now, J/C said:

I've seen people use TrinusVR its a viable solution for casual VR gaming on pc. Obviously no where good/perfected as a actual VR headset. (ex. vive, oculus)

That's it!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, J/C said:

I've seen people use TrinusVR its a viable solution for casual VR gaming on pc. Obviously no where good/perfected as a actual VR headset. (ex. vive, oculus)

 

Just now, fueg said:

I did it once with Skyrim... I had to install a client and host application on bothe the pc and the phone for that. (I don't remember the name of the app)

But i still have "share" it trough Wi-Fi. Won't that cause a delay?

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2 minutes ago, Grx said:

 

But i still have "share" it trough Wi-Fi. Won't that cause a delay?

You can tether your phone to your pc to reduce delay. 

 

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Just now, J/C said:

You can tether your phone to your pc to reduce delay. 

That's awesome!

Thank you very much!

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No problem. :)


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14 minutes ago, Grx said:

It would not need to send my inputs to the pc; I would use a controller for that plugged directly into the pc.

it does if you want to turn your head around, which is 90% of what makes vr enticing (it still has bezels).

 

but apparently it IS possible

14 minutes ago, J/C said:

I've seen people use TrinusVR its a viable solution for casual VR gaming on pc. Obviously nowhere good/perfected as an actual VR headset. (ex. vive, oculus)

 


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Sauron said:

it does if you want to turn your head around, which is 90% of what makes vr enticing (it still has bezels).

 

but apparently it IS possible

 

I have a usb extender which should be long enough for that.

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