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Hydro ‘eternalizes’ a-ha in virtual reality

Nils Vibe-Rheymer

By , Kommunikasjonskonsulent i Hydro

Hydro ‘eternalizes’ a-ha in virtual reality

Put on your VR goggles and join us! Just as aluminium is eternally renewable, we will now help make one of the legendary pop band a-ha's concerts eternally available, in virtual reality.

VR is one of the major technology trends in 2016, and it has never before been possible to recreate the feeling of being somewhere else so completely. We want to share this feeling with you. The concert is now available through the app ‘a-ha VR’ available for both iPhone and Android phones:

Download the a-ha VR app from iOS App Store Download the a-ha VR app from Google Play

You may also see the concert in VR on Hydro’s YouTube-channelWith your smartphone, click “settings” in the video and select the highest quality.

All you need is a smartphone and VR glasses, and you can experience the feeling of being in the audience – or even on stage next to lead singer Morten Harket.

 

Bilde av forskjellige VR-briller

VR-glasses are available in different shapes and prices. The cheapest are available for just 10-15 $.

What is VR and what do you need?

VR stands for virtual reality. To achieve the illusion you have to be wearing VR glasses that cover the entire field of view. The glasses are stereoscopic and display a separate image for each eye, giving three-dimensionality and depth perception.

What you see is your smartphone, which is inserted into the glasses. The VR glasses (i.e. your phone) sense how you move your head, so you can look around in all directions without breaking the illusion. You also need headphones, as the sound is an important part of the concert experience.

 

How to get VR-glasses?

VR glasses are found in many forms; from professional versions costing hundreds of dollars, to simple cardboard versions costing only a few dollars.

The easiest way to acquire a pair of VR glasses is to search the web for “VR glasses” to get a list of suppliers.

Alternatively, Google supplies this comprehensive list of suppliers for the most reasonable VR-glasses: Google Cardboard Viewers

 

About Hydro

Hydro is a global aluminium company. From our base in Norway we have 13 000 employees involved in activities in more than 50 countries on all continents.

With more than 100 years of experience in producing renewable energy, technology development and innovative cooperation, Hydro aims to strengthen the viability of the customers we serve and the communities in which we operate.

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