Transform your Android into a virtual-reality headset for PC games
- Trinus VR Server
- License : Free
- Op. System : Windows
- Language : English
- Author : TRINUS VR
Trines VR gives you the ability to use your Android smartphone as a virtual-reality headset that you can use with your PC games, profiting from the gyroscope that is integrated inside these devices. In order to use this app you need to install the official client through the app, as well as the software that lets you connect your smartphone to your desktop computer.
Once you install the program you can set up many different parameters, such as the quality of the signal (you need to balance graphic power with response time), and other equally important factors like the gyroscope calibration and the input simulation.
Having both devices connected to the same network, you just have to launch both applications simultaneously so they sync up. By default, the screen shows the window you have open, although there are several other settings that are specific to each game. In any case, you can play games like Skyrim or Grand Theft Auto without a problem, among many others. Since the gyroscope can track the movement of your head, this app is perfect for first-person action games, but it also includes other settings that make it work with other kinds of games.
Use your android smartphone as VR glasses for your PC
At this point, whether or not VR glasses are going to become a mainstream part of the entertainment and gaming industry is still on the fence (this blogger has his doubts), but there are more and more other options popping up that allow you to take VR technology home without the price tag (600$ for Oculus Rift, cough! cough!). One of these low-cost options involves using your smartphone and an eyeglass frame similar to Google Cardboard while playing content straight from the device or via external streaming. Trinus VR allows you to do just that, enjoy your favorite PC games with home made 3D glasses connected to your smartphone with a camera that moves along with your head using a gyroscope.