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Before HTC can expand the Vive Focus from China, Facebook has officially released the Oculus Go VR device in the US, Canada and many European countries.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'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.
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.
Until Sony decides to release a second-generation PlayStation VR, virtual reality enthusiasts may be happy to see the original headset further discounted in several bundles worldwide.
Currently available to Chinese consumers only, the self-contained HTC Vive Focus VR headset with "world-scale" tracking will see global daylight "later this year."
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.
"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.
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.
There truly is no end in sight to HTC's financial misery, which has further deepened in February 2018, with a new record set for low monthly earnings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not as crazy affordable as last month, the standard Oculus Rift bundle, including controllers and sensors, fetches $379 instead of $399 for Christmas.