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The Team

The Future of Augmented Reality

Layar provides thoroughly researched news, reviews, and analysis on the latest developments in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and spatial computing technologies.

Layar is a one-person operation founded, edited, and written by Nigel Hooijmans.

Nigel has been fascinated by and covering VR and AR since 2015 when the Oculus Rift emerged. What began as a hobby grew into a passion for understanding and explaining these transformative technologies.

In 2019, Nigel decided to devote his efforts full-time to Layar with the goal of producing content that matches the high quality of the experiences enabled by VR/AR.

Experience You Can Trust

Nigel has hands-on experience with a wide range of VR and AR headsets, games, and applications. He conducts in-depth testing and research to provide reviews based on real-world use.

Nigel attends key industry events like AWE, SIGGRAPH, and Oculus Connect to stay up to date on the latest advancements and speak directly with technology creators.

The goal of Layar is not to offer hype or surface-level reporting, but to provide unique insights and a deeper perspective on VR/AR. Nigel aims to cover both the promise and the real-world practicalities of integrating these technologies into people’s lives and businesses.

If you have any questions about Layar or Nigel’s experience, please don’t hesitate to contact him. He’s always happy to speak with readers and sources to continue enhancing VR/AR understanding and discussion.