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HTC unveils 'Pro' virtual reality headset

HTC has unveiled an enhanced version of its Vive virtual reality headset at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas. The Vive Pro has two OLED screens that have a total resolution of 2880 by 1600 pixels, which is 78% more than the current model. This is designed to make graphics and text much sharper for the wearer. One analyst said it was a step in the right direction, but VR still needed more quality content to lure gamers. As well as displays that should be more crisp than before,…

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Magic Leap Takes the Covers Off Its First Mixed Reality Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No VR startup other than Oculus has been better funded or more talked about than Magic Leap. Promising to essentially reinvent computing and entertainment, it has attracted over $ 1 billion in funding from marquee investors, while remaining secretive about its actual product. That has started to change with the company releasing some information about its first product. Called the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, it is a mixed reality (MR), nearly standalone headset featuring…

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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Oculus was started as a PC-focused virtual reality platform before Facebook acquired the company, but it has since ventured into mobile VR with the Samsung Gear VR partnership. Now, Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $ 199. Oculus is positioning the Go as an easier way to get into VR, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes…

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Samsung Odyssey virtual reality headset announced for Windows

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality rig designed for use with Windows PCs. HMD Odyssey joins previously announced VR headsets and hand controllers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus to form the launch hardware line-up for Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality platform. Unlike earlier PC-based VR kit, the new products are able to track their wearers’ movements in a room without requiring additional external sensors. But experts have questioned whether the market will support so many brands. Until now, HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus Rift have had most of the…

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First Voice Chat Headset for Nintendo Switch Requires Smartphone, Dongle

You’d think the question of how to connect headsets to game consoles would be a settled issue by now, given that voice chat has been a standard feature of Xbox and PlayStation games for years. Nintendo, however, has never supported such options in the same way. Prior to the Switch, voice chat was implemented on a per-game feature in selected titles. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that it would use a smartphone app for many of its basic matchmaking and lobby functions, as well as for handling voice chat capabilities….

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Aukey Cortex 4K VR headset review: A lot of pixels at a low price

Not enough resolution is one of the most common complaints about the current crop of VR headsets. They’re all more or less roughly 1080p (aka 2K), split between the two lenses. So I was really interested when Aukey came out with the Cortex 4K VR headset at $ 399.99 — substantially below the Rift or Vive. However, while specs are one thing, real world performance is another. I’ve been taking an Aukey Cortex 4K through its paces. So far, my test results have been mixed. Unboxing the Aukey Cortex 4K The headset weighs…

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