Sony has a pending patent for a 3D scanner that puts real-world objects into VR

09 January 2022
It won't be available anytime soon, though.

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Anonymous, 09 Jan 2022VR and AR are waste of money Video games, smartphones, having a computer at home, comfort and any hobby are a waste of money if I follow your logic.

Shanti Dope, 10 Jan 2022New technology always costs money. If not for Sony creating... moreDon't bother replying to him, he's on every single Sony article attacking them. Whether it's Xperia or not, he's here spreading misinformation.

Still waiting on him to provide a camera similar to the A7IV for a lower cost. More specifically the $500 range he went about.

'Metascanner V3' It's already here!

Shanti Dope, 10 Jan 2022New technology always costs money. If not for Sony creating... moreNew technology always costs money. If not for Sony creating a blueprint for such concept, Xiaomi would also have to spend billions to develop something similar, which may or may not be better than this one.

With Sony, you should already be ready to spend quite a lot because they assure you of the quality of products they are selling.
With Xiaomi, you can't even be confident to shell out $1000 for their flagship. Seriously, even their most premium flagship phone still has some terrible MIUI software that's paired with high-end hardware to make up for it.

Lower prices are achieved by giving you ads instead. Yes, you can "somehow" disable SOME of them, but why are they always set to show-up by default?
With Sony, you need NO setting-up at all to remove ads, because there isn't one in the first place. Premium products come at a premium price.


My friend first words i agree new tech is costly.
Rest is just jokes and blabbing.
We all know that Xiaomi of nowdays makes Quality flagship grade phones. IIts no longer a company from 10-13 years ago.
When comes to Sony they adds tons of useless hardware and software which make the whole device very costly but 90% of people buyigng Sony phone will not use even a tny bitof useless hardware and software they just need the phone for all kind of basic stuff.

When comes to adds in Xaomi phones yes they can be disabled. All of them can be disabled. At least here in my country in Slovakia owning a Mi 11 lite 5G and all my ads are gone. Disabled on first run of my cellphone before i set up everything else.
Same goes for internet etc. Just downloaded a ads free brownser and some ads free apps and add blockers and i am good to go. But those ads you can find everywhere even in Samsung or Sony.
Maybe in some china countries is not that easy due to restrictions but since european countries are not comunist countries or so but ruled by democracy we are free here.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 09 Jan 2022If same thing made by xiaomi meizu oukitell doogee realme e... moreCopying something doesn't require advanced research facility and a highly paid researchers team. Every manufacturer can't source materials locally and they can't certainly have lowly paid labourers. Then comes their standard, quality, reliability, brand value, policy and business model. Instead of worshipping your favorite brands and and blindly supporting everything they do, raise your voice for the underpaid laborers and appreciate the good things regardless of who brings it. I'm aware that replying to you is a waste of time and energy but I hope it changes even in distant future.

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spazwanger, 09 Jan 2022This would be great for say scanning a cheese and pickle sa... moreSomeday everyone walking in street with their VR in their head

CptPower, 09 Jan 2022If same thing made by xiaomi meizu oukitell doogee realme e... moreNew technology always costs money. If not for Sony creating a blueprint for such concept, Xiaomi would also have to spend billions to develop something similar, which may or may not be better than this one.

With Sony, you should already be ready to spend quite a lot because they assure you of the quality of products they are selling.
With Xiaomi, you can't even be confident to shell out $1000 for their flagship. Seriously, even their most premium flagship phone still has some terrible MIUI software that's paired with high-end hardware to make up for it.

Lower prices are achieved by giving you ads instead. Yes, you can "somehow" disable SOME of them, but why are they always set to show-up by default?
With Sony, you need NO setting-up at all to remove ads, because there isn't one in the first place. Premium products come at a premium price.

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spazwanger, 09 Jan 2022This would be great for say scanning a cheese and pickle sa... moreLol.

It's called augmented reality and microsoft has been experimenting with their AR headset for years now.

If same thing made by xiaomi meizu oukitell doogee realme etc its initial price would be for most people.
When Sony release this noone will buy apart the people which earn enough to buy a caviar made apple phones from single salary.

  • spazwanger

This would be great for say scanning a cheese and pickle sandwich into a virtual world to feed your dinosaurs with.

  • Anonymous

VR and AR are waste of money

Mehn that's crazy.. This is the height of them all, Kudos Sony!

As much as I remember with hand ones you needed to do a lot of passes if you wanted to do it with precision (professional or hoby one's). Would be interesting to see if Sony resolved this and to what extent. In the past Sony did play with hoby popular smartphone one's (XZ1) but it whose childish from Sony side regarding real use cases.

This has so many potential

Matrix is closer than you think.