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Oculus Quest VR Headset Is Essentially A Wearable PC For Your Face

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (Amblin Entertainment, 2018) is a look into the future of virtual reality. Back in the real world, Oculus is leading mankind into that future. It already did with Oculus Go, Oculus Rift and Gear VR, but as you may know, Ready Player One is all about immersion and gaming and that, my friend, will be taken care by the newly announced Oculus Quest. Billed as the most powerful Oculus VR headset, it is primary designed for gaming with immersion enabled by a completely standalone, self-contained headset. Continue reading Oculus Quest VR Headset Is Essentially A Wearable PC For Your Face

Xiaomi Unveiled A Slew Of Products, Including A Transparent Phone

We are going to be quick here because there are way too many things happening here and we are not about to go on a 1,000 words article on it. It is about Xiaomi. The Chinese mobile phone maker (and maker of everything under the sun) has introduced a couple of new Android smartphones, plus a slew of gadgets. The announced products include the Mi 8 smartphone (including a delightful, transparent Mi 8 Explorer Edition), Mi 8 SE, Mi TV 4 75-inch, a collaborative standalone VR headset developed with Oculus, and the third-generation Mi Band (aptly called Mi Band 3) which is now water resistant to 50 meters (164 feet) and touts a brighter display. Continue reading Xiaomi Unveiled A Slew Of Products, Including A Transparent Phone

Mirage Solo, The First Standalone Daydream VR Headset, Is Now Available

First announced in January, the first standalone Daydream VR headset, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and the first camera built for VR180, Lenovo Mirage Camera, are now available for purchase. And boy, are they pricey. Well, at least the VR headset is when compared to the Oculus Go. Anyways, you are looking at a starting price of $399.99 for the VR headset and $300 for the camera. Continue reading Mirage Solo, The First Standalone Daydream VR Headset, Is Now Available

Oculus Go VR Headset Is Officially Available To 23 Countries

First announced last October, Facebook-owned Oculus’s first standalone, affordable VR headset, Oculus Go, is finally available. The device, which is available to 24 countries, is launching with over 1,000 games and experiences, including Discovery VR, Hulu, Netflix, Jurassic World Blue, Coaster Combat, They Suspect Nothing – just to name a few. Continue reading Oculus Go VR Headset Is Officially Available To 23 Countries

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

I wonder how much VR headset is reaping in for companies who make them. I mean, unlike gadgets like say, headphones, you know the market is out there, but a VR headset seems more like a luxury than necessity. What I am trying say, the traction isn’t there compared to staple gadgets. Anyways, it appears that HTC is firm believer that VR is the future, or rather, it is the company’s future. Back at this year’s CES in January, the Taiwanese handset maker unveiled a Pro version of its Vive VR headset, which it called HTC Vive Pro HMD. A couple months on (or March 19, to be exact), it has disclosed the price and announced that pre-order has kicked off. Continue reading HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Is Now Open Pre-order, Priced At $799

NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

When it comes creating compelling documentaries, National Geographic, AKA NatGeo, is known to not spare expenses and the upcoming feature documentary, One Strange Rock, narrated by actor/rapper Will Smith, is no exception. The yellow border media company has collaborated with New York City-based Tomorrow Lab and McCann to develop “Space Projection Helmets” that would enable another entirely new form of virtual reality experience. Continue reading NatGeo Made Space Projection Helmets To Promote New TV Docu

LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

Up to this point, we have accepted that virtual reality equals to a block of gadget slapped across our eyes, but really, that need not be the case, not if LUCI can help it. Introducing the LUCI immers Immersion-on-Demand VR Headset. OK. Maybe it does not look like one (a headset). It is more like glasses. In fact, LUCI did not specifically said that it is a headset, neither did it say it is a pair of goggles or glasses; it is just Immersion-on-Demand. That is. In a way, a weighty headset makes you remember that you are not as immersive as it should, but with the LUCI immers it is lightweight enough (that’s mere 185g, btw) to make you forget that you have a gadget across your eyes. Continue reading LUCI To Showcase immers “Immersion-on-Demand” VR With 3,000+ PPI At CES

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

After years in the making, the much anticipated mixed reality device, Magic Leap One, is finally going to be available soon – in 2018, but only to developers first. I guess at least it is a start. The setup include a somewhat steampunk-ish goggles (the headset), a controller called, well, ‘control’, and a small, waist-worn hardware unit (the brain). The goggles will be customizable to the wearer’s face and it would likely support prescription lenses for the benefit of those who have myopia. In addition, it will get four built-in microphones, high-end but really tiny speakers at the temples for recreating spatial sound, and an array of cameras for tracking in real-time. Continue reading Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

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