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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Nintendo details Super Mario Odyssey for Labo VR

Nintendo details Super Mario Odyssey for Labo VR

Welcome back to Field of view, where we take a look back at the week that was both VR and AR. This week we got some hands-on time with Nintendo’s Labo VR, which you can chalk up as a more fun Google Cardboard. We also dropped our full review of the cycling-focused Everysight Solos. Read […]

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Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m…

Nintendo Labo VR kit review: The Switch makes virtual m...

Nintendo Labo VR. Sarah Tew/CNET Nintendo’s late entry to the world of VR is finally here. Yes, it’s made of cardboard. Yes, it’s weird. But the ideas inside are probably unlike anything else you’ve tried before. It’s impossible not to think of Google Cardboard when putting together Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit construction set, which I […]

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VR took me inside Fukushima’s deadly nuclear reactors (…

VR took me inside Fukushima's deadly nuclear reactors (...

On this podcast, we talk about: Virtual reality as a tool to build robots that stanch radioactivity leaks Samsung’s reported plans for yet more foldable phones First-person impressions of Captain Marvel The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in […]

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Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation …

Google VR controller patent adds location, orientation ...

Google’s VR and AR designs have suddenly gained more weight now that its Stadia game platform has been revealed. USPTO/Google A Google patent application published Thursday gives us a look at the way VR systems could improve their understanding of where your hands are. The patent, uncovered earlier by Patently Mobile, lays out a “VR […]

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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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HP Reverb gives Microsoft VR a high-res boost

HP Reverb gives Microsoft VR a high-res boost

Ian Sherr gives the HP Reverb a spin in San Francisco. James Martin/CNET Virtual reality headsets are going through a hardware evolution, slowly, with eye tracking, wireless connections, wider fields of view and higher resolutions. Companies are also catering their VR headsets to enterprise over consumer more now than they were a few years ago, […]

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HTC Vive’s VR game and app subscription service starts …

HTC HTC’s Viveport Infinity unlimited subscription service could deliver a much-needed boost to the virtual reality scene.  Subscriptions cost $13 a month, HTC announced Thursday, or you can prepay an entire year for $99. The service, which was announced at CES 2019 with the upcoming Vive Cosmos headset, allows subscribers to download any of the more than 600 games […]

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Facebook prepares to push Oculus VR headsets for busine…

Best VR headsets for 2019

The next big step for Oculus may be into our office buildings. Sarah Tew/CNET When Facebook pitches its Oculus virtual reality headsets to the masses, it talks of their ability to make you feel as though you’re inside a game, visiting another planet or scuba diving next to massive blue whales, without ever leaving your […]

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Standalone VR with a big control boost

Standalone VR with a big control boost

It was almost a year ago that I was at the same booth at MWC trying out the Vive Focus for the first time. The standalone VR headset with its dinky controller was still only available in China before it finally broke out into the West at the end of 2018. Now the headset is […]

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