Tag: VR Headset

Valve Index VR Headset Now Official: Specs, Price, And Release Date

The specs, price, and release date of the Valve Index have finally been announced. From the look of things, Valve's virtual reality headset will take the competition by storm, if its cost doesn't put off users.

Wearable Tech May 1, 2019

Rumor Confirmed: Valve Index Arrives May 2019

The Valve Index, due to come out this May, is set to complete with the Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest. Not much is known at the moment beyond its release date, name, and first official image.

Video Games March 30, 2019

HTC Vive Focus Plus Comes Out April 15 For $799, Here’s What’s New

HTC will begin selling standalone Vive Focus Plus headsets on April 15. They’re meant for enterprise users, however, unlike the similarly spec’d Oculus Quest that’s geared more toward mainstream users.

Wearable Tech March 26, 2019

GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S VR Headset Revealed With Higher-Res Display, Built-In Tracking

The Oculus Rift S is replacing the regular Rift once it launches this April. While it gains inside-out tracking and higher-resolution displays, it loses a number of things, too.

Wearable Tech March 22, 2019

The HP Reverb Is A Serious Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Competitor

The HP Reverb boasts one of the highest-resolution optics in the VR crowd, so it should be a serious player when it comes out this April. It works with both Windows Mixed Reality and Steam VR as well.

Wearable Tech March 20, 2019

Facebook Unveils Oculus Quest, A Premium Standalone VR Headset For Only $399

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the $399 Oculus Quest at the Oculus Connect conference. The new Oculus VR headset combines the portability of the Oculus Go and some of the power of the Oculus Rift.

Gadgets September 27, 2018

Future VR Headsets Will Only Need 1 USB-C Cable, To End The Problem Of Tangled Wires

A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.

Gadgets July 19, 2018

Oculus Go Now Available: Will The $199 Standalone VR Headset Push Virtual Reality Into Mainstream?

The Oculus Go, a $199 standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be connected to a high-end PC or smartphone to function, is now available. Will the device accelerate the entry of VR into the mainstream?

Gadgets May 2, 2018

Apple VR/AR Headset To Launch 2020: 8K Displays, Powerful Processor, And No Wires

Apple is working on a powerful headset that will combine virtual reality and augmented reality technology. The device, which will be much more advanced than rival headsets, will be released in 2020.

Apple April 28, 2018

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Preorders Now Open For $799, While Vive Price Drops To $499

Preorders for the HTC Vive Pro are now open for $799 each, with the highly anticipated VR headsets to start shipping on April 5. Meanwhile, the price of the HTC Vive has been further dropped to $499.

Gadgets March 20, 2018

Oculus Rift More Popular Than HTC Vive For First Time In Steam VR Headset Survey

For the first time, there were more Oculus Rift users than HTC Vive users on Steam, according to a monthly survey on the platform. What does this mean for the two virtual reality headsets?

Video Games March 6, 2018

Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Release Date Draws Near: FCC Filing Reveals 2 Models

A recently discovered Federal Communications Commission filing revealed that the Oculus Go is on track to launch in early 2018. The standalone virtual reality headset will have two models, namely a 32 GB version and a 64 GB version.

Gadgets January 8, 2018

Samsung Enters Windows Mixed Reality Lineup With Its HMD Odyssey VR Headset

Samsung’s new HMD Odyssey headset offers the best visuals on a virtual reality device at $499. It’s part of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality lineup, which will soon offer support for SteamVR titles.

Wearable Tech October 4, 2017

Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Drop To $399 For Limited Time, $200 Off Regular Price

Facebook has kicked off an attractive summer sale, slashing $200 off the price of the Oculus Rift with Touch controller. The bundle is temporarily available at $399 starting Monday, July 10.

Gadgets July 10, 2017

Sony Sells More Than 1 Million PlayStation VRs, Surpassing HTC Vive And Oculus Rift

Sony reported that sales for its PlayStation VR crossed the 1 million units mark, surpassing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sony's CEO Shawn Layden asserted that the company needs to improve the sales further.

Wearable Tech June 6, 2017

The Next Samsung Gear VR Might Come With Its Own Controller, Like Google's Daydream View

A report claims that Samsung will reveal the next Gear VR next month and that it will come with its own controller. With a controller, the virtual reality headset will be easier to sell to consumers interested in VR games.

Wearable Tech February 21, 2017

HTC Mobile VR Headset In The Works: It Will Not Be Like The Samsung Gear VR

HTC is working on a mobile VR headset that will be released before the end of the year. The device, however, will not be as simple as "a phone slapped onto a headset" like the Samsung Gear VR.

Wearable Tech February 15, 2017

HTC Vive To Soon Get New Base Stations: Will That Drive Down The Price Of The VR Headset?

Valve will be releasing new base stations for the HTC Vive within the year. The second-generation base stations will likely be cheaper, which could drive down the price of the virtual reality system.

Gadgets January 20, 2017

Space Visor VR Headset Lets You Explore Space With Your Smartphone

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is looking to make the visitor's experience more immersive with the Space Visor VR headset. The device lets visitors explore space realistically and can be paired with a compatible smartphone.

Wearable Tech January 15, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 VR Minimum PC Specs Officially Detailed: Here's What You Need

Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 10 VR minumum system requirements, determined in collaboration with Intel through Project Evo. Good news: you won't need a super PC to enjoy VR.

Microsoft December 8, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 For Gamers: NES Classic Edition, VR Headsets And More

With the holidays just around the corner, here is a quick gift guide for gamers. Suggestions include the elusive NES Classic Edition and virtual reality headsets, which come with varying capabilities and price tags.

Video Games November 21, 2016

Google Daydream vs. Oculus Rift: Which VR Headset Should You Buy?

Google has released its latest virtual reality headset Google Daydream, which is compatible with a limited selection of smartphones at the moment. Here is a comparison between Daydream and its popular rival Oculus Rift.

Gadgets November 12, 2016

HTC Opens Preorders For Wireless HTC Vive Upgrade Kit, Sells Out In Minutes: More Stock Next Month

HTC and Vive X company TPCAST launched the 'world's first tether-less upgrade kit' for the HTC Vive and it proved immensely successful. The clip-on gadget sold out in minutes, but more stock could hit the scene next month, preferably with global availability.

Gadgets November 11, 2016

Oculus Rolls Out Asynchronous Spacewarp: Rift VR Headset Now Supported On Cheaper PCs

Oculus has rolled out the Asynchronous Spacewarp, a new technology that lowers the minimum requirements for a PC to support the Oculus Rift.

Computers November 11, 2016

Microsoft To Share More About Windows 10 Creators Update VR Headsets In December

Microsoft is ready to get in the VR market with the help of its VR partners. The first set of devices should hit the market in March of 2017, but we know little of what these VR headsets can do. Come December, we expect Microsoft to share a lot to ease frustration.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2016

Xiaomi's Second Headset Mi VR Breaks Cover, Comes With 9-Axis Motion Controller: Smartphone Compatibility, Price And More

Xiaomi has a second VR headset in store, and it's called the Mi VR. Succeeding the Mi VR Play, the new wearable tech comes packed with a 9-axis motion controller, and it promises to provide ultra-low latency at 16 ms.

Wearable Tech October 26, 2016

Google Continues Work On Virtual Reality Headset: Standalone Device Will Feature Eye Tracking Tech, Blur The Line Between VR And AR

Google is continuing work on a standalone virtual reality headset that will feature eye tracking technology. The device is different from the Daydream VR platform, which is said to be a mere stepping stone into a bigger hardware push.

Google October 25, 2016

Oculus Connect 3: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Teases Standalone VR Headset That Won't Need A Phone Or PC

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the world a taste of the company's VR future at Oculus Connect 3, showing off a standalone VR headset that doens't require a phone or a PC.

Gadgets October 6, 2016

Report: First Google Daydream VR Headset Will Come With A $79 Price Tag, Built By HTC

According to an exclusive report by Variety, Google will unveil the first Daydream virtual reality headset on Oct. 4. The device, which will be built by HTC, could come with a price tag as low as $79.

Google October 4, 2016

No iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Is Apple PR Nightmare: What's The Real Reason Why It Was Removed?

The big news about Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was the removal of the beloved standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. As reaction indicated, many users are turned off by the move, and the question remains: why did Apple do it?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 13, 2016

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon VR820: Virtual Reality Headset That Does Not Need To Be Connected To A PC

Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR820 is a virtual reality headset powered by its namesake Snapdragon 820 chipset. The headset does not need to be connected to a PC and features six-axis motion tracking, eye tracking and AMOLED displays.

Gadgets September 2, 2016

The HTC Vive Is The Preferred VR Headset Among Game Developers, And It's Easy To See Why

According to a report by UBM Game Network, developers prefer working on the HTC Vive over rival virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. The report does not provide an explanation, but the reason behind the trend is clear.

Wearable Tech August 24, 2016

Oculus Rift Preorders In Europe And Canada Start Today: Where To Buy The VR Headset

Oculus Rift preorders have now started in Europe and Canada. A number of retailers in the UK, Germany and more will offer the VR headset, which will hit the shelves on Sept. 20.

Wearable Tech August 16, 2016

Nvidia GTX 10 Series Brings Desktop-Level GPUs To Laptops: VR-Ready, Powered By Pascal Architecture

Nvidia has taken a giant leap forward by releasing the new GTX 10 Series for laptops and notebooks. The Pascal-based architecture of the 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs will make notebooks VR-friendly and give them gaming capabilities of desktop magnitude.

Computers August 16, 2016

Xiaomi Mi VR Play Headset Officially Debuts: Beefed-Up Google Cardboard Alternative? [Video]

Xiaomi joined the virtual reality race with its first VR headset, the Mi VR Play. The gadget is pretty basic and simplistic, likely gunning for the Google Cardboard.

Gadgets August 4, 2016

Xiaomi Reportedly Joining Virtual Reality Race With Own Headset Tipped To Debut In August

Xiaomi might join the VR headset race sooner than expected, with confirmed rumors hinting at a debut in August. The company's VR gadget should directly rival Samsung's GearVR.

Gadgets July 30, 2016

Samsung Is Working On A Standalone Virtual Reality Headset, And It Is Likely Named Odyssey

Samsung is known to be working on a standalone virtual reality headset, but not much is known about the upcoming device. Trademark and logo applications, however, reveal that the headset could be named Odyssey.

Wearable Tech July 22, 2016

Alcatel Idol 4S VR Bundle Preorders Up On July 15: $349.99 Until Aug. 3 Only

The Alcatel Idol 4S is scheduled to go up for preorders on July 15 at $349.99 a pop, and it's coming with a VR headset, a protective case and a glass screen protector out of the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 14, 2016

No More Shipping Delays: Oculus Rift Preorders Are Finally Shipped

Oculus announced all Rift headsets that were preordered have all been shipped, with new orders arriving to consumers within two to four business days starting this week.

Gadgets July 13, 2016

Best HTC Vive Games You Can Play: Call Of The Starseed, The Lab, Time Machine VR And More

We have rounded up some of the best games for the HTC Vive VR headset that you can engage in. Some of these are 'The Lab,' 'The Gallery: Call of The Starseed,' 'Time Machine VR' and more.

Video Games June 25, 2016

After Gear VR, Hulu Now Lands On Oculus Rift

Hulu VR is moving forward to conquer niches of the market, and Oculus Rift support is the latest addition to the service. With its slew of exclusive content and popular streaming choices, Hulu could set the tone in VR movie watching.

Apps/Software June 16, 2016

Razer Unveils New And Improved OSVR HDK 2 At E3 2016, And It's $200 Cheaper Than Oculus Rift

A new OSVR HDK 2 made its debut at E3 2016, boasting notable improvements over its predecessor. The HDK 2 aims to rival the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a significantly lower price point.

Gadgets June 13, 2016

Asus VR Headset In The Works: Could It Be Daydream-Ready?

Asus quietly showed off a mysterious virtual reality headset dubbed 'Asus VR' at its press event. Little is known about the device but it is expected to be compatible with Daydream, Google's mobile VR platform.

Gadgets June 1, 2016

Google VR Headset Daydream Succeeds Cardboard, And It Goes Against Expections

Google recently launched its new VR headset that succeeds Cardboard. Rather than introducing a stand-alone VR headset, the company unveiled Daydream as a hardware and software platform.

Google May 20, 2016

EyeSight Showcases Gesture Control With Smartphone-Based VR [Video]

EyeSight Mobile Technologies has uploaded a YouTube video showcasing its developed gesture controls for smartphone-based virtual reality headsets. Here is how this new technology works.

Wearable Tech May 18, 2016

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