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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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’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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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'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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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