VR

Japan Display (JDI) has developed its own tethered VR headset, which features 3-degree-of-freedom (3DoF) positional tracking and is aimed primarily at businesses interested in providing VR entertainment. The VRM-100 device will initially be available to software developers, but it remains to be seen whether other parties will get interested in JDI’s hardware platform. JDI’s VRM-100 relies on a 5.35-inch LCD display featuring a 2880×1600 resolution, 615 PPI, and an 80 Hz refresh rate (with a 60 Hz auto cutover). The device is equipped with a gyroscope and a geomagnetic sensor for 3DoF, stereo speakers, and has HDMI as well as USB 3.0 interfaces to connect to PCs. The device has detachable VR goggles (which looks like a page from Google’s ‘Cardboard VR’ book), which is...

ZOTAC Unveils VR GO 2.0 Wearable PC: Core i7-8700T Meets GeForce GTX 1070

ZOTAC this week officially launched its second-generation VR GO wearable backpack PC for VR gaming. The new VR GO 2.0 system is somewhat smaller and marginally lighter than the...

5 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2018

Oculus Quest Announced: A 6DoF Standalone VR Headset

Oculus VR this week introduced its next all-in-one untethered VR headset, based around a 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking system as well as the same optics as the Oculus Go...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2018

Khronos Group Releases Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0, Showcases First Public OpenXR Demo

Today at SIGGRAPH the Khronos Group, the industry consortium behind OpenGL and Vulkan, announced the ratification and public release of their Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF), now finalized as...

8 by Nate Oh on 8/14/2018

VirtualLink USB-C Alt Mode Announced: Standardized Connector for VR Headsets

While PC VR headsets are fun, no one has especially enjoyed the number of cables required to hook one up. With separate video, power, and data cables, the end...

49 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2018

ZOTAC Preps Second-Gen Wearable Backpack "VR GO" PC

Multiple makers of gaming PCs formally introduced their wearable backpack PCs for VR gaming at Computex 2016 and have never updated these systems since then. But apparently after two...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2018

Qualcomm VR and AR Press Event: Live Blog (7pm PT, 2am UTC)

Qualcomm is attending the AWE Event, an AR and VR expo. We're here at their press event in Levi's Stadium, ready for the Live Blog. Event starts at 7pm Pacific.

11 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2018

Oculus Go Now Available: Mainstream Standalone VR Headset Starts at $199

Previously announced back in October, Oculus VR this week has begun to sell its mainstream-focused Oculus Go standalone VR headset. With a price of just $199 for the base...

20 by Anton Shilov on 5/4/2018

Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

HTC’s Standalone Vive Focus to Launch Worldwide This Year

HTC announced this week that its standalone Vive Focus VR headset with six-degree-of-freedom tracking (6DoF) will hit the market worldwide later this year. In a bid to ensure that...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2018

HTC Vive Pro HMD Pre-orders Start Today for $799; Vive Reduced to $499

HTC has kicked off pre-orders this morning for their previously announced HTC Vive Pro Head Mounted Display, setting the price on the standalone HMD at $799. Furthermore, any Vive...

9 by Joe Shields on 3/19/2018

HP Expands DaaS Offerings: Apple Devices, HP VR Solutions, and Tech Café Market

Today, HP announced a new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners. Notably, this includes the reveal of DaaS offerings for Apple devices...

5 by Joe Shields on 2/15/2018

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Professional Edition, Coming March

HP has added a second Windows Mixed Reality headset to its lineup, this one being dubbed the 'Professional Edition'. This headset, according to HP, is geared more towards a...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/5/2018

Lenovo Details Its Standalone Daydream VR HMD, The Mirage Solo at CES 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Back in May 2017, at the Google I/O conference, Good discussed the next stage of the roadmap for its Daydream VE platform. The company announced...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

3dRudder 'Blackhawk' Offers Precision Control For Gaming

With CES 2018 in full swing, 3dRudder is back for the fourth year in a row. This year, 3dRudder is showing off a revised version of its VR foot...

2 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

Vuzik's New AR Glasses Actually Look Like Glasses

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Vuzix announced that its latest product would debut next week, and it may be the breakthrough in AR devices that we’ve been waiting for. The...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

HTC at CES 2018: Vive Pro VR Headset with Higher-Res Displays, Two Cams, Headphones

LAS VEGAS, NV — HTC today announced its next-generation Vive Pro VR headset at CES 2018. The new head-mounted display will have several noticeable improvements over the existing Vive...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Intel's Hades Canyon NUCs with Radeon Graphics are Official: $799-$999, Shipping in Spring 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Intel's Skylake-based Skull Canyon NUC has been a popular mini-desktop since its launch in early 2016. We didn't see a corresponding Kaby Lake version...

50 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN1080K Compact Gaming PC Review

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have emerged as bright spots in the desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors have tried...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/2/2018

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