With This Book, Experiencing Virtual Reality Has Never Been Easier

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A Saudi-based company, Visual Experience, is about to launch a book that has never been invented before—a book with virtual reality technology that’s matched with people’s interest.

BeThere Books

The five editions of BeThere book

Imagine reading Harry Potter and there are VR glasses along with the book to explore Hogwarts. Imagine reading a textbook about planets along with VR glasses to explore the galaxy.

Visual Experience will be the first company in the Middle East to release virtual reality glasses called BeThere Book. It is a book that can bring people into a virtual world for traveling, sporting, learning, and gaming.

Collaborating with Visual Computing Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, BeThere Book had been in development for eight months. It is made of cardboard and designed like a book. When people open BeThere Book, the VR glasses will pop-up. People can also find QR codes inside BeThere Book to experience virtual reality technology directly.

At the same time, Visual Experience will release five editions of BeThere Book: Traveling Edition, Learning Edition, Sporting Edition, Gaming Edition, and Core Edition. Each edition has ready-to-use VR content through a special QR code. For example, through the QR code, BeThere Book: Traveling Edition can bring people to a place they want to visit virtually, meanwhile, BeThere Book: Learning Edition can help all learners to become immersed in what they’re currently learning. Furthermore, BeThere Book is patent pending internationally.

The Visual Experience team thinks that there is a gap between virtual reality and mainstream users. Without any assembly required and the ready-to-use content, BeThere Book will fill the gap. It helps people to understand virtual reality technology in a way that does not involve research. Moreover, BeThere Book shows the concept of a future book. Imagine reading Harry Potter and there are VR glasses along with the book to explore Hogwarts. Imagine reading a textbook about planets along with VR glasses to explore the galaxy.

In order to help more people experience virtual reality technology, Visual Experience supports all brands and businesses by offering custom VR glasses for brands, virtual reality or augmented reality apps for brands, and any other custom request by brands.

BeThere Book is expected to launch in November 2016. Pre-orders are available now at http://be-there.in: $24 for the Core Edition and $26 for other editions.

About Visual Experience

Visual Experience was established at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2013. Listed as one of the startups shaping Saudi Arabia’s future by Forbes Middle East, Visual Experience has been producing the latest edge of virtual reality, such as Makkah Window, VR Okaz, Viewseum, BeThere Makkah, and now BeThere Book. In 2015, UNESCO awarded Visual Experience a prize for innovative ideas in tourism and culture.

The company is now focusing on developing a new virtual reality brand, BeThere.

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