I drained my cell phone last night, watching youtube videos.

A few months ago, I thought if I could read a book via VR headset, it would be cool, and there would be very few distractions. Sadly, it’s not built for that technology quite yet, but we’re getting there. I played around with it for a bit, and the dratted thing went into the File Cabinet Of Doom.

So, instead of studying, cleaning or knitting, last night I played around a bit. I’d even tried it at one time on my old iphone, but not quite the same experience as with android.

What started this, was I watched one of my favorite youtubers camping in a hot tent in winter snows. I went to speed up the video, as it was non verbal. There was an option of ‘watch in vr’.

Holy Crap! I can watch youtube videos in VR? Woot Woot, let me check it out. So I dug the headset and remote out of the FCOD, and got to work. Remember I mentioned that I had tried it one time on an old iphone? Yep, had totally forgotten how to sync the remote back to an android.

An hour of mad googling and playing later, I had it synced to my phone. I still don’t know how I did it, and I don’t care. I got to watch Shawn Kelly’s Corporal’s Corner in VR. Holy Crap.

Note: There are few human males on this planet alive who can give this old woman a hot flash. He is one of them. The other one lives about x miles from me, and we meet once every few years for coffee. Snort.

That said, I went down a rabbit hole, ended up staying up way too late, and didn’t get much sleep. I think I ended up watching Time Team most of the night. The next thing I knew, it was morning, after 10 am. My phone was dead. Completely and totally dead, my headphones and the VR headset were still on, and I had one heck of a crick in my neck.

Worth it. 10 out of 5 stars, and will do it again.

Have a good one folks,



For those of you who have no clue what the FCOD is, or the File Cabinet of Doom… I rarely open it unless I need another box of kleenex, or some rare charger or the like. Usually, it just holds up my real sunlight lamp and a fan.


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