Virtual Reality Lab Manchester
The VR Lab is our hands-on testing ground for the latest in virtual reality technology. We host demonstrations and drop-in sessions on Friday afternoons at our Manchester office. If you're interested in attending, please drop us an email to let us know you're coming, and we'll make sure everything is setup.
What is our VR Lab?
The VR lab gives you the chance to experiment with the latest virtual reality equipment, learn and share your experiences with others. Whether you just want to try a particular headset or are interested in creating your own VR application, we make the equipment that we have available to you in our lab space at our Manchester office.
Booking our Lab.
Are you interested in using our lab for extended periods for professional purposes? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation between Mondays and Thursdays. We charge a fixed rate of £99 per hour, including any of the equipment we have available as well as professional assistance.
Join our Open Hours.
Do you have a personal project or are you interested in the application of VR in your industry? We open up our Manchester office and our VR equipment for personal projects and demonstrations Friday afternoons between 13.00 and 16.00, free of charge.
Sign up below to ensure a spot in our lab in the Northern Quarter at Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street in Manchester.
Sign up for the next free demo day.
Friday afternoons throughout 2017
13.00 - 16.00
We're constantly expanding the list of equipment we have to keep up with the market so if you feel like we should get something new, let us know. What we currently have available:
Once you put on the Vive headset, you’re immersed in a world full of surprises. Walk around freely and explore everything–the Chaperone guidance system keeps you safely within the bounds of your play area. Stunning graphics make it feel so real and surreal simultaneously.
- You can move freely in a 4 x 4 metre space
- See your controllers in the virtual world; it will feel like you’re actually there!
- 110° field of view for captivating immersion.
- 32 headset sensors for 360° motion tracking
- 2160 x 1200 combined resolution and 90Hz refresh rate deliver eye popping graphics and smooth action.
Rift is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Whether you are stepping into your favourite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.
Rift uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view.
Put on the Gear VR, and you’re there in the moment. A Super AMOLED display, wide field of view, precise head-tracking and low latency brings reality to the virtual.
The Samsung Gear VR works seamlessly with Galaxy smartphones. All you need to do is slip in a phone and you’re free to take on the world and beyond. The Samsung Gear VR is one of the very best virtual reality glasses there are. It was the first consumer VR product to launch, beating the early leaders. It is a light weight portable headset that you take anywhere. The best feature has to be that there is no hassle with cords or wires. It is easy to put on or off and the straps on the side make it easy to adjust them to the right size.
Gear VR also has a turning wheel which allows you to adjust focus so it is ideal for people who wear glasses.
The Samsung Gear 360 camera produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video camera. Clips can be transferred, trimmed and shared with your Galaxy phone or edited on a computer.
Google cardboard provides a very affordable option for virtual reality. It works by placing your own phone in a cardboard box with integrated lenses. This allows you to view 360 video footage as well as limited interactivity with a button on the side.