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Oculus Go VR Headset Is Standalone, Needs No PC Or Smartphone To VR

This is it. Finally, VR experience will be truly tether- and interruption-free, and affordable – all at the same time come 2018 when the newly-announced $199 Oculus Go becomes available. With Go, you need no PC nor smartphone to immerse yourself in over 1,000 VR games, social apps, 360 experiences and more. It is about time we stop talking about leveraging on smartphones for VR experience because, lets face it, no one wants their immersion to be interrupted by text messages, phone calls and a constant stream of other notifications, neither do we want to be held back by cables, and so, a standalone VR headset seems like an absolute no brainer. Continue reading Oculus Go VR Headset Is Standalone, Needs No PC Or Smartphone To VR

New Gadgets From Google To Coax Money Out Of Your Wallet

Google Pixel 2 is no doubt the highlight of Google’s October 4 event, but apart from the drool worthy smartphone, Google has also announced several noteworthy gadgets and these include a mini version of Google Home called, well, Google Home Mini, a super sized Google Home called Max, a new Pixelbook, an updated Daydream View, as well as a thing called Google Clips, which is basically a very tiny camera that’s designed to seamlessly pipe clips to your phone. The latter is probably a ‘test’ gadget before Google decides if it is here to stay like the Google Home. Continue reading New Gadgets From Google To Coax Money Out Of Your Wallet

SIEA Introduced New PS VR Bundle, Slashes PS VR Worlds Bundle Price

VR is the future of gaming and if you have not hop onboard the VR bandwagon already because of the somewhat prohibitive pricing, Sony Playstation is giving you a reason to do so. Well, almost. Sony Interactive Entertainment America has announced a new Playstation VR bundle which includes the Playstation VR headset and Playstation Camera for a MSRP of $399. In other words, SIEA is throwing in the camera for free with the purchase of the VR headset. Continue reading SIEA Introduced New PS VR Bundle, Slashes PS VR Worlds Bundle Price

Finally, A VR Headset That Is Truly Designed To Be On-The-Go

Before Apple’s patented eyewear-style VR headset becomes a reality, VR headsets will remain as the cumbersome device you have come to know, but not if Swedish startup Mobile VR Sweden can help it. Mobile VR Sweden has developed a VR Headset called Moggles that not only works with any smartphone of up to 6.0-inch, but it is also super low in profile, coming in at mere 50 mm (a little under 2 inches). Of course, a VR headset that is of this ridiculously thin form won’t work due to the minimum distance between the optics and the wearer’s eyes; and so, Mobile VR Sweden worked on the obvious: by making the VR headset collapsible so that it fits into your pocket (albeit probably a fairly large pocket). So yea, 50 mm is in fact the folded state thickness. Continue reading Finally, A VR Headset That Is Truly Designed To Be On-The-Go

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

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

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

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

This Pair Of ‘Sunglasses’ Is Actually A Virtual Reality Headset

When mobile phone first appeared, consumers were fine by the water bottle-size communication gadget despite it being rather unsightly and cumbersome. Nevertheless, we lived with it. Having said that, I guess the same could apply to VR headset. For now, we are fine with donning a rectangular box on our face, but perhaps, like mobile phones, it is just the beginning of something sleeker and more compact. Perhaps, something like the Dlodlo Glass V1 Consumer-grade VR Headset/Glasses is the future? I would incline to think so, especially now that the China-based VR equipment maker has shown the market how a VR should and can be. Continue reading This Pair Of ‘Sunglasses’ Is Actually A Virtual Reality Headset

Acer Joined Forces With Starbreeze To Create VR Headset For Theme Parks

While VR headset makers are busy peddling the hardware for gaming, Acer has joined forces with Starbreeze to developed a “high-end” version designed for use in arcades and theme parks. We have already seen Samsung doing that to create a more immersive (if not nauseating) roller coaster experience, but unlike the South Korea electronics giant who banks on mobile device to power the VR, Acer and Starbreeze hardware will leverage on Starbreeze’s StarVR headset that is purposed built for crazy level of immersion. How so? Unlike the usual 110-degree field of view many VR headsets are offering, StarVR touts an incredible 210-degree FoV which is said to be closer to a person real life field of view, right down to peripheral vision. Continue reading Acer Joined Forces With Starbreeze To Create VR Headset For Theme Parks