Samsung’s Gear VR name is reportedly dead, long live the upcoming Galaxy VR headset
This fall’s Galaxy Note 9 or next spring’s Galaxy S10 could launch alongside a hot new Samsung virtual reality headset rebranded as the Galaxy VR.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 comes with a larger screen, swim-proof design, same killer price
It took Xiaomi a full two years to improve on the crazy affordable Mi Band 2, but believe it or not, the Mi Band 3 is just as cheap, as well as larger and suited for long, deep swims.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 is the world’s ‘first dedicated XR platform’ for ‘mainstream’ use
XR stands for “Extended Reality”, which basically lumps VR and AR together, with Qualcomm aiming to power the next wave of “mainstream”, high-quality, affordable XR headsets.
Google and LG bring the future of VR closer by co-developing 18MP OLED display
Google and LG have a common goal, working together on a crazy sharp VR OLED display with a record-breaking 1443 ppi count and 120 x 96 field of view.
Google is the latest tech giant reportedly interested in betting big on AR
AR technology may well be the next big thing, as Google joins the likes of Apple and Samsung in reportedly working on a truly immersive, standalone headset.
Samsung may want to strengthen its Microsoft alliance with ‘powerful’ wireless MR headset
Samsung’s first ever standalone headset could go beyond VR and also integrate AR technology with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform soon.
We could still see the Microsoft HoloLens 2 unveiled this year with built-in LTE and an ARM processor
Competition is about to heat up in the ultra-high-end mixed reality headset space, so the long-gestating Microsoft HoloLens 2 smartglasses could see daylight by the end of 2018 after all.
Google’s 2017 Daydream View VR headset is available at 50 percent off from Best Buy
It’s by no means the world’s most complex virtual reality headset, but Google’s 2017 Daydream View is cheaper than ever right now, at $49.50, from Best Buy.
HTC Vive Pro pre-orders kick off at $799 for the HMD only, OG Vive gets discounted again
“Elevated in every way”, the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset costs a whopping $799, including no controllers, base stations or other special accessories in the standard retail package.
Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and VR camera with Daydream go up for pre-order ahead of May launch
Unveiled more than two months ago at CES 2018, the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and Mirage VR camera with Daydream are finally (almost) ready to ship to early US adopters.
Expired certificate bricked Oculus Rift headsets worldwide, but all’s fixed now
It didn’t take long for the Oculus Rift to recover from a critical Runtime Service error, but the embarrassment of forgetting to renew a security certificate remains.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 845 VR reference design, AI Engine and more
Some of the most immersive future VR headsets will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip, according to Qualcomm. The SoC also comes with an AI Engine and Broadcast Audio technology for high-end smartphones.
ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset finally goes on sale in the US at $429
The long-awaited Asus Windows Mixed Reality headset includes two motion controllers and a unique 3D-pattern aesthetic, setting US buyers back a relatively hard to swallow $429.
HTC will get a financial boost from Google soon, but until then, monthly revenues are down
Before it can return to quarterly profitability with Google’s help, HTC’s monthly income scores are still shrinking, and new Vive headsets will probably not help that much.
Unlocked Asus ZenFone AR with Tango and Daydream support goes $100 off to $499
No longer sold through Verizon with CDMA support, the Google Tango and Daydream-powered Asus ZenFone AR can still be purchased unlocked for GSM use starting at an all-time low price of $499.
Xiaomi announced as Oculus Go hardware partner, Mi VR Standalone coming to China
The self-contained Oculus Go headset is actually manufactured by Xiaomi, as announced at CES 2018, and a China-exclusive equivalent called Mi VR Standalone is also in the pipeline.
Lenovo Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera with Daydream finally boost Google’s VR ambitions
You may have forgotten about Google’s promise of releasing standalone Daydream VR headsets with the help of partners, but the Lenovo Mirage Solo is here to remind you of that plan.
HTC Vive Pro raises display resolution and audio bar, Vive Wireless Adaptor also unveiled
It’s not a standalone headset and it’s technically not a Vive 2, but the HTC Vive Pro delivers an important display sharpness upgrade, also integrating high-performance headphones.
There’s still time to bring the Oculus Rift home for the holidays at a discounted price
Not as crazy affordable as last month, the standard Oculus Rift bundle, including controllers and sensors, fetches $379 instead of $399 for Christmas.
Microsoft discounts trio of Windows Mixed Reality headsets by a whopping $200 today only
If you hurry, you can get a bunch of heavily discounted Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Microsoft, including a $199 Lenovo Explorer.
$600 HTC Vive sold with $100 gift card at Best Buy, extra Deluxe Audio Strap on Amazon
For an extremely limited time, the aging but popular HTC Vive VR headset is sold on Amazon at $599 with a bundled $100 gift card and Deluxe Audio Strap.
Samsung bundles new Gear 360 and Gear VR at a very special price today only
If you already own a high-end Samsung smartphone, you might also be interested in purchasing a new Gear 360 and Gear VR at a combined $200 price.
Standalone HTC Vive Focus VR headset gets a price tag and pre-order start date in China
That highly anticipated all-in-one HTC Vive Focus VR headset is still slated to launch exclusively in China before long, at a starting price of $605 or so.
Apple reportedly snaps up mixed reality headset maker to help with its own AR products
The latest Apple acquisition is most likely yet another small step towards the realization of Cupertino’s AR-revolutionizing dream.
Oculus Rift gets temporary price cut to $349, six free VR experiences included
We’ve started losing count of all the recent Oculus Rift discounts, although the newest one is only good for a “limited time.”