Apple’s Vision Pro is available for preorder tomorrow morning! — Thoughts on Tech & Things

The long wait is almost over. Tomorrow morning at 8 AM EST and 5 AM PST, the Vision Pro will be available for order, and it will hit stores on Feb 2nd. There’s still a metric ton we don’t know about these devices, but Apple invited a few folks such as The Verge, Engadget, and Daring Fireball, to preview the headset:

  • It’s heavy. Thoughts varied on comfort after a 30-minute session, but all agreed you can feel the heft.
  • The on-screen keyboard is usable in small doses.
  • You can stand and move, but environments keep you from wandering too far.
  • Spatial video recorded from an iPhone 15 looks amazing (best with limited motion).
  • Disney has a day-one spatial app in beta with movie Easter eggs.
  • No other VR/AR headset compares for seamlessly integrating real and virtual worlds – from camera lag to resolution.

These pre-reviews focus on entertainment so far. We’ll have to wait and see how well it handles productivity and tasks like Zoom calls with your digital persona. I’m sure more in-depth reviews are coming next week. I can’t wait to get my eyes inside these!

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