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VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

If you are an organized person who is into virtual reality, surely you do not want the VR gear you own to be in a mess, and if you are proud of the VR gear you own, you’d probably want it to show it off and therefore, dumping those high-tech equipment into a drawer or cabinet is definitely a no-go. Well, if that’s the case, I am pretty sure VRGE Virtual Reality Charging Dock is the gadget accessory you want to own. Without going into too much detail, VRGE is basically a dock that organizes and charges Virtual Reality hardware – the first of its kind, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

This $25K DIY VR Racing Simulator Will Make You Want To Play Dirt Rally So Bad

Forget about driving simulators that cost hundreds of thousands. YouTuber by the handle of machkun1 has cobbled up together a $25K racing simulator that’s sure to blow the minds of driving simulator enthusiasts. What you see here is a R-craft motion simulator which comprises of a R-craft multi-axes motion simulator, SimXperience Accuforce pro (force feedback system for the steering wheel), HE pedals, and a realistic shift system that mimics an actual rally car made possible with SimworX sequential shifter and DSD handbrake type.3. Continue reading This $25K DIY VR Racing Simulator Will Make You Want To Play Dirt Rally So Bad

Is Disney’s Catching A Real Ball In VR A Cheat Code To Being A Good Catcher?

I don’t care what others think about Disney Research’s study into catching a real ball in virtual reality, but me think it could be an advancement in cheating in real life. How? Imagine you are having trouble catching ball pitched in a baseball game or maybe even in a game of football, then this development could actually help you in picking up the skill real quick. But wouldn’t putting on a VR headset blind you from the outside world as it is, after all, not augmented reality? Continue reading Is Disney’s Catching A Real Ball In VR A Cheat Code To Being A Good Catcher?

HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

The lack of integrated audio and the wear comfort of the HTC Vive is, apparently, questionable, and also, it is kind of lonely because it is but a lone VR headset like so many of them out there. However, for $99.99 a pop, you can spruce up your experience with the Vive with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap and/or the Vive Tracker. The former is an accessory that adds integrated headphones to the headset with “new comfort features” so you’d be inclined to wear it longer, and it gets a new sizing dial that will afford quick adjustments to fit single or multiple users. Continue reading HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

Apple, who seems to be always late in the game, somehow managed to sell technologies which others had a head start. Virtual reality is one example, though it will be a while before Apple’s iteration of VR headset will hit the streets since it has just granted a new patent for “Head-mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display” by The United States Patent and Trademark Office. As with any patent, the paper, which you can find HERE, has an exhaustive list of details that goes into this future Apple VR headset which turns out to be more of an eyewear than a face-hugging headset like so many have done thus far. Continue reading Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

The Wait Is Over. Playstation VR Finally Launches In U.S., Canada And Europe

So, after much talk and hype, Playstation VR is finally available and it is officially launched yesterday in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other parts of the world. For starter, over 30 first- and third-party VR games are available as we speak, and it includes Batman: Arkham VR, Battlezone, Driveclub VR, Playstation VR Worlds, and Rigs Mechanized Combat League. And oh, Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs is available at launch too. Just thought you might be interested. If you did not managed to get the hardware, the PS VR Core Units, through the Taco Bell sweepstake, you can acquire it from major retailers for $399.99. Also, you will need a Playstation 4, controller and of course, Playstation Camera to be able to enjoy VR on a Playstation 4 console. Continue reading The Wait Is Over. Playstation VR Finally Launches In U.S., Canada And Europe

Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

Today is officially the Made by Google day. Along with the unveiling of the company’s very first smartphone, Pixel, the search giant also announced a bunch of drool worthy gadgets aim to make your life a little more, well, high-tech. The slew of Made by Google gadgets include Google’s official foray in to the world of virtual reality, Daydream and Daydream VR, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, Google’s solution to simplifying Wi-Fi, and an updated Chromecast that faster and supports 4K, HDR as well as Dolby Vision. Continue reading Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

MSI Usher The Era Of Virtual Reality With Lighter And Slimmer Backpack PC

So, the Backpack PC we read about back in June is not what MSI has in mind about a wearable gaming computer. Lets just chuck that aside and meet MSI’s newest iteration of the soon-to-be-hot PC-on-your-back movement. Dubbed VR One (not to be confused with ZEISS VR One headset), MSI is quick to stake claim as “the world’s first-ever VR backpack.” With that statement, we take it as a full-functional, ready in-exchange for your hard-earned money product. However, pricing has yet to be disclosed, but it don’t take genius to figure out that a rig like such is going cost quite a fair amount. The backpack PC is currently on the show floor of Tokyo Game Show 2016, which opens its door to trade visitors today, on September 15. Continue reading MSI Usher The Era Of Virtual Reality With Lighter And Slimmer Backpack PC

No Computer Needed: Qualcomm Snapdragon Reference VR Headset

At this present moment, if there’s one VR headset that can be considered most advanced, it would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 Reference Platform. For starter, VR820 is self-contained unit. This means it needs no smartphone or computer, for that matter, to function cos’ itself is the computer. Under the hood, is a custom-designed 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo quadcore processor that runs the clockwork, along with Hexagon 680 DSP to process advanced vision, audio, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware ultra-low power “always-on” sensor technology. So, in a way, donning a VR820 would be like putting a computer right on your face, which is a pretty cool concept. Continue reading No Computer Needed: Qualcomm Snapdragon Reference VR Headset