The Valve Index VR headset sets a new bar for high-qual…

The Valve Index VR headset sets a new bar for high-qual...

After several weeks of teasing, Valve has unwrapped its VR headset. It’s called the Valve Index, it ships in June, and it’ll cost you a cool $1,000. That comprises of the $500 headset, $279 controllers and $149 base stations, all of which can be bought separately. The headset has a pair of 1,440 x 1,600 […]

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Oculus Quest review: Facebook’s new VR headset is the b…

Oculus Quest review: Facebook's new VR headset is the b...

Everywhere I’ve been over the last week and a half, it’s been the same: entering mysterious worlds via kitchens, or bedrooms, or offices, or hallways. No matter where I go, I put on the headset, draw the magical boundaries of my new space like a boy making his window out of magic chalk, and I’m […]

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HTC’s new Vive Focus Plus VR headset is twice the price…

HTC's new Vive Focus Plus VR headset is twice the price...

The Vive Focus Plus will get Oculus Quest-like controllers. HTC What’s the price of great standalone VR? Facebook says it’s $399. HTC says it’s $799. HTC has revealed the price and release date of its newest self-contained VR headset, the Vive Focus Plus, and it’s considerably more expensive than the also-soon-to-arrive Oculus Quest. The Vive Focus […]

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Microsoft headset patent puts a new spin on mixed reali…

Microsoft headset patent puts a new spin on mixed reali...

This image from Microsoft’s patent application shows how the headset’s screens could rotate, orbit your head or move back and forth. USPTO/Microsoft A Microsoft patent application published Thursday (and initially filed in 2017) shows a freaky-looking reinterpretation of a mixed-reality head-mounted display. Rather than using fixed screens in front of your eyes, which can limit […]

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HP’s new Reverb VR headset has a lightweight design and…

HP's new Reverb VR headset has a lightweight design and...

HP’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset was bulky and plasticky, and a far-cry from the more comfortable designs of devices like the Oculus Go or Rift. But now the company is back with a new headset that has a less generic name, the HP Reverb. The new headset sports a slightly larger field of view at […]

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Apple patent hints at AR headset that’ll work with your…

Apple patent hints at AR headset that'll work with your...

Apple’s interest in augmented reality (AR) is revving up. That’s the message behind a 292 page patent application the tech giant filed in August last year, detailing “an augmented reality environment,” including using the technology on an iPhone, and potentially a headset as well. One image from the Apple patent, published Feb. 28. Apple Perhaps […]

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Oculus’ new Rift S headset has inside-out tracking

Oculus' new Rift S headset has inside-out tracking

Welcome back, enterprising travelers of alternate realities, to another edition of Field of view. It’s our weekly roundup of all the goings-on in VR and AR. It was bit of a slow week, though we are approaching Samsung’s 20 February Unpacked event, and there’s a teeny, tiny, itsy bitsy chance that we finally get to […]

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HTC teases a new tethered VR headset for the masses in …

HTC teases a new tethered VR headset for the masses in ...

HTC showed off a new consumer-friendly headset called the Vive Cosmos. HTC HTC wants to make it easier for everyone to get into virtual reality. And it hopes to do so through the Vive Cosmos. The Vive Cosmos, unveiled Monday at CES 2019, is a new consumer-friendly headset that promises to be easier to set […]

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HTC Black Friday deal on Vive Pro VR headset, $100 off …

HTC Black Friday deal on Vive Pro VR headset, $100 off ...

Claudia Cruz/CNET HTC’s slightly updated Vive Pro model of its Vive VR headset can be yours for $100 off this Black Friday, for $699 at Vive.com.  Or, you can save $200 on the Vive Pro Full Kit, which includes two SteamVR Base Stations 2.0, two second-generation controllers and a two-month subscription to Viveport, for $1,199.  The […]

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Vive and Oculus rivalling 8K headset now available to p…

Vive and Oculus rivalling 8K headset now available to p...

Welcome you lovely, lovely people to your latest instalment of Field of view. That place where we get into everything that happened in the world of VR and AR this week. And there’s been plenty to talk about this week. Like the news that the Oculus Rift 2 has reportedly been cancelled, confirmation that Facebook […]

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