Recently, Logitech just launched a keyboard that seems like a typical gaming keyboard to use, with its mechanical switches and LED lights blinking, but it hides the secret that, together with the HTC Vive, it can become a powerful ally in the field of virtual reality.
OMG! Logitech Bridge Puts A Real Keyboard In VR
Virtual reality began to walk a few years ago, offering sensations that until relatively recently we could only imagine. Logitech wanted to go a step further by offering us the Logitech Bridge.
While it is true that this technology is progressing slowly – but it does – the joint project between Logitech and the Taiwanese company HTC can take a big step in what to write text immersed in this world 2.0 is concerned.
Thanks to Vive Tracker, the HTC sensor, we can fully customize our keyboard while we are using virtual reality glasses. This offers us multiple options: beyond being able to chat or use the keyboard normally while wearing glasses, we can also customize, change color or adapt the keyboard to our liking focusing on the program we are using.
If some of you who are reading this article have had the opportunity to test virtual reality carefully, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the entry of text in a digital panel usually offers a rather poor experience, and that is why they have developed this technology.
Virtual reality continues to advance
This keyboard can seem like the typical gaming keyboard to use, with its mechanical switches and LED lights blinking, but it hides the secret that, together with the HTC sensor, it becomes a powerful ally in the field of virtual reality.
To use this technology on our computer, in addition to using the aforementioned kit we will also have to have the Bridge SDK installed on the computer, although it does not seem that testing it is going to be something simple since at the moment they have only launched about 50 units destined to developers, who will be responsible for amplifying the potential of this novel tool.
Broadly speaking, the operation of the device seems simple: as it connects to the HTC Vive to make the keyboard visible in the field of virtual reality. Thanks to the front camera of the glasses you can see your digitized hands and the keyboard itself.
To better understand what it is about, this video will surely help you:-
We will have to see what the future holds for us with this gadget, but it is clear that if it finally comes out on the market it will be postulated as one of the essential peripherals for anyone who wants to enjoy a complete immersion.
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