This Backpack is a Gaming PC

– Hey guys, this is Austin This computer is a little bit different

This is a full backpack PC Then you might ask yourself, why would you want a computer on your back To which I reply, virtual reality With this, you can have a completely untethered experience So the idea is is that not only is it a full computer, but it actually has a battery built in

So in theory you can play a game for about two hours or so without needing to plug into anything And that includes running the headset off of the built-in battery Since this is battery-powered, I'm really curious how the whole setup works I mean, we're talking about a computer with a Core i7 and a GTX 1070 It's not going to be power-sipping by any means

As always, I'll have a link to the VR GO in the description, but be warned, this guy is not cheap So first we have the system (grunting) It's so heavy, woah Oo-oo-oo-ooh! Oh you know what? This is actually not as heavy as I thought it was going to be This is a 95 watt hour battery

That's no joke (clicking) Woah Alright, we are batteried up So I guess the idea is that you can see the status of each battery on the back of it Now we've got some weight

So around back we're gonna find all your standard ports, like a couple DisplayPort, HDMI, for some reason two ethernet, which is a little weird on a backpack PC What the idea is is that when you're not using this on your back, it still works as a normal desktop So we have a DC In power adapter as well as DC Out So basically you can plug in something like the Vive headset directly here and it will run off the batteries Now let's get into the accessories, which are equally enormous

So (laughs) alright, those are some accessories So here it looks like we actually have the backpack part Yeah, there we go (laughs) You know what, that's actually not bad Ladies (laughs)

I don't know how I'll feel after like two hours of VR gaming with this on my back, but it's pretty comfortable So when you're not in backpack mode you actually have a normal power supply as well as the power cable Oh, this is probably for charging the batteries, isn't it? So the batteries use the same power adapter from the system So in theory if you want to do some extended VR wireless gaming, always keep one battery on the charger and keep one in the actual VR GO and then just hotswap them as they start to run out You know what, this is actually really well thought through

And hiding behind these flaps on top we have a couple more USB ports, as well as we have HDMI and DC Out So this is probably the best place to plug in all the Vive headgear stuff Full backpack mode, but when you're done with it, you just pull it down and you've got a desktop Yo, you know what? Can you stop ruining my vibe? I said you know what Is it that bad to say you know what? Come on, Ken, you just trying to ruin the video? So we have the VR GO set up and as you can see, it's actually not a crazy setup in desktop mode

So since we have power, HDMI and USB, which is all that the Vive needs to be plugged in, straight inside the PC, that means that we get to avoid using this guy, which adds tons and tons of extra cable bulk Don't worry, this is going according to plan So I have the PC which is probably about to drag a bunch of stuff with me We're now semi-mobile So the next step is we need to get the game started

(laughs) Alright, I got this So let's make sure this is actually working Yes, okay So now comes the fun part of trying to unplug myself Alright, we're fully untethered now

Headphones are here somewhere Where are my headphones? Alright, cable management, there we go I'm VR Man (dramatic music) Okay, this is fully untethered VR, let's do it (gentle music) Okay, you know what? This is kinda cool

So Tilt Brush is actually a game where you can do full 3D painting So with the power of VR we can really create these wonderful masterpieces There's just something really special about being able to have a fully untethered virtual reality experience I don't have to kick cables around, I don't need to worry about running into a wall, I very much am kind of immersed in the game Next we have Star Wars Trials of Tattooine

This is actually not a full game, it's more of a demo However, Star Wars and VR, sign me up And I'm on Tattooine Wow (robot talking) Hey, R2

Dude, look at the lighting (robot talking) (guns firing) Dude (laughs) (Star Wars theme music) (explosions) Oh, that's not good What happened? Thanks for helping Don't judge me, I got a little too excited

(laughs) You can totally help me right now (laughs) There we go, crisis averted (laughs) When you get a little too vigorous with the lightsaber, the PC may or may not actually stay on your back (dramatic music) The VR GO is surprisingly good Sure, it's not perfect

And honestly it's probably not the best idea to spend this much money on a PC that lives on your back Sure, it can work as a normal desktop But if that's all you need, this is a little overkill However, if you really wanna get the ultimate VR experience, it's hard to argue with this So what do you guys think about the VR GO? Definitely be sure to let me know in the comments below and I will catch you in the next one

Also, I hope I've been looking at the camera this whole time, I don't know where I am

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