Immersed VR: My First Impressions

Immersed VR: My First Impressions

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Immersed is an innovative virtual reality platform designed for business professionals. It provides a seamless experience by integrating with your Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation, allowing you to access your desktop in a virtual environment. If you have a Meta Quest 2, Pro, HTC Vive Focus or Pico wireless VR headset, you can experience how cutting-edge professionals are virtually working and collaborating via Immersed.

In this article, we will explore the key features and capabilities of Immersed, from installation to its various working modes.

Installation and Platform Compatibility

To begin using Immersed, you need to download and install the Immersed desk top agent software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation.

This software provides the necessary access to your desktop within the Immersed virtual environment. Once installed, you can proceed to download the Immersed application through your headset's app store.

Platform compatibility is another essential aspect of Immersed. It currently supports Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, and Linux open-source operating systems.

However, it's worth noting that the Immersed application does not currently support wired PC VR headsets like the HP Reverb G2. The Immersed team is actively working to bring support to the Steam platform for wired PC VR headset users.

Headset Compatibility

Immersed supports wireless headsets such as the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, HTC Vive Focus 3, and Pico 4. If your headset provides full-color pass-thru capability, Immersed utilizes this feature to enhance the visual experience. Additionally, Immersed is developing a Steam application that will extend support to wired PCVR headsets.

Getting Started in Immersed

After installing the Immersed agent on my WIndows 10 Pro workstation and creating an Immersed account, I launched the Immersed app in my Quest 2 VR headset.

After Immersed launched, Josh, my Immersed VR concierge, greeted me and then proceeded to walk me through some basic configuration settings.

Within minutes, I had the Immersed app paired with the agent that I installed on my workstation and configured pass-through tracking to be able to use my physical keyboard and trackball. I was up-and-running in an Immersed public room, replying to an email displayed on a large virtual screen.

Eevnos VR provided a great overview of the Immersed platform.

Solo Working

In the solo working mode, Immersed allows you to have up to five screens in a virtual space. The pass-thru feature enables you to see your physical keyboard while wearing the Meta Quest Pro headset. Immersed provides a variety of environments for solo working, including public virtual reality rooms that enable networking opportunities among business professionals.


Immersed also offers co-working spaces, where you can transition your solo workspace into an invite-only or open environment. In a co-working space, you can collaborate with others by sharing virtual workstation screens. This mode is ideal for collaborative work with one or two people. Furthermore, Immersed features group environments like an auditorium/movie theater with large screens for presentations and whiteboard capability for group working sessions.

Public Rooms

For those who prefer working alongside other Immersed community members, public rooms provide a great opportunity. Options such as the Alpine Chalet, Coffee shop, and Spaceship offer unique virtual spaces where you can engage with others and boost productivity.

Special Features

Immersed includes a "do not disturb" feature, which signals to others that you are focused on a project and prefer not to be disturbed. This is particularly useful in open community work environments. Another interesting feature is the ability to add virtual friends. When adding a virtual friend, you can view their LinkedIn profile, facilitating professional networking and contact exchange within the VR environment.

Video Conferencing and Keyboard Tracking

Immersed enables video conferencing both in 2D web format and virtual reality. Virtual screens can be placed alongside your computer screens to facilitate seamless communication. Moreover, with the Meta Quest 2, keyboard tracking is supported for keyboards like Apple's Magic Keyboard

Alternatively, for non-trackable keyboards, the pass-thru capability allows you to map an area in your virtual reality space to view your physical keyboard, trackball, or mouse. 

Next Steps

Based on the rapid development of Artificial Intelligent (AI) platforms and chatbots like ChatGPT and its Open-Source rivals, we'll soon be able to ditch the keyboard (finally) and interact with AI agents through visual gestures and spoken language, when engaged in virtual reality space and yes, even in our real-world home and coworking spaces.

Until then, investing in a professional wireless VR headset like the Meta Quest Pro, Vive Focus 3 or Pico 4, appears to provide the best user experience for extended work in Immersed.

For Quest 2 headsets, it may be best to make a small investment in a trackable keyboard. The low-resolution pass-through cameras on Quest 2 cannot clearly image characters on the physical keyboard, which makes touch-typing challenging at times.

Some applications, like Outlook, display words and phrases as you type a sentence, selectable by pressing the tab key. This does help some in not being able to see poor pass-through camera imaging of the keyboard.

Last and Not Least

Immersed Virtual Manhattan metaverse illustrates the potential that virtual and augmented reality coworking may offer in the near future.

This innovation is one to watch, or sign-up for now, if you want to engage next generation virtual work, coworking and collaboration.


Immersed provides business professionals with a powerful virtual reality platform that enhances productivity and collaboration. Its diverse working modes, compatibility with wireless headsets, and immersive features create an engaging environment for both solo work and co-working.

With ongoing development and expansion, Immersed presents exciting possibilities for entrepreneurs, business professionals and small business owners who value working and collaborating virtually using AR augmented and virtual reality.

Virtual Reality & Tech