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Logitech has introduced its MX Ink mixed reality stylus for the Meta Quest mixed reality headset. The company touts the new stylus as being “a revolutionary leap for control, creativity, and collaboration in the virtual world.” Meta has been at the forefront of bringing new innovations to the virtual world. Now, in... Read more...
Late last year, Meta introduced the Meta Quest 3, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and retailing for $499.99. Despite how cool virtual reality is, that price is still a bit exclusive for some, and though there are sales, that still isn’t enough. Thankfully, it would seem Meta may have had its hand tipped... Read more...
Meta is making a big move in the VR space by officially making its operating system, Meta Horizon OS, available for use by third-party hardware manufacturers. The company says that it’s all in on making the VR ecosystem as open as possible and this is the best way forward to bring mixed reality technology to more... Read more...
At the end of 2023, we looked at Pimax’s latest VR headset offering, known as the Pimax Crystal, which debuted at $1,499 after a $300 coupon. In that review, we found that it was a technically solid device that needed some polish to clean up some minor problems with its hardware and software implementation. This week... Read more...
Meta Quest 3 owners will be getting several improvements with the v64 software update the company is currently rolling out. The update includes better passthrough, external mic support and other quality of life features. Owners of the headset can expect to see the update over the next few weeks, as it gradually makes... Read more...
The Quest 2 is starting to become old news, but that's only because it's been supplanted by the Quest 3, as well as Apple's new Vision Pro hogging all of the VR headlines. Nevertheless, the Quest 2 is one of the more affordable entries into the land of VR (especially compared to the $3,499 Vision Pro), and even more... Read more...
Whether it's a foolish skit or a serious attempt at multitasking, driving a vehicle while wearing an Apple Vision Pro was bound to happen. It's important to note that the Tesla driver who went viral on X / Twitter for donning Cupertino's augmented reality headset most likely broke a whole slew of laws while doing so... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality technologies have been around for quite some time, but they have yet to take off like some would have expected. However, some companies like Apple are hedging their bets on this tech, such as with the Vision Pro, which launched recently. While Apple’s device may not be for the everyday... Read more...
When the Apple Vision Pro went up for preorder on January 19th at an eye-watering $3,499, we knew it would not be an easy road ahead for Apple. Of course, the technology is rather cool, and the Vision Pro could bring a lot of advances to the augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) markets, but at the same time... Read more...
It's here—the Apple Vision Pro spatial virtual headset will be available in the US in less than a month. If you have an extra $3,500 lying around, you can put your order down for a unit (early-adopter bugs and all) on pre-order on Friday, January 19. Apple has announced that the highly-anticipated Apple Vision Pro... Read more...
In a move that Meta is pitching as a way to "make VR more affordable and bring even more people into the community," the Facebook firm is permanently slashing the price of its previous generation Quest 2 VR headset. Same goes for several of Meta's Quest 2 accessories, including the Elite Strap (with our without a... Read more...
On paper, the Pimax Crystal is one of the best VR headsets currently available on the market, boasting rather impressive displays and overall capabilities. However, all of that comes at a cost and performance premium that many people may not quite be able to afford. Despite this, if you are looking for a solid VR... Read more...
With Black Friday just a few days away, that means that Christmas is just around the corner too, and with it comes the need for gifts. If you have a techie friend who has not yet gotten into virtual reality, now may be an opportune time to introduce them to the Meta Quest 2 and a handful of Quest 2 accessories deals... Read more...
A recently released beta of visionOS for the Vision Pro operating system includes tutorial videos showcasing how a user interacts with visionOS by utilizing eye and hand movements. One onboarding video shared on X called "Input Training" shows how someone wearing a set of Apple's Vision Pro glasses can use hand... Read more...
After a month in beta, Valve has finally released SteamVR 2.0 for all users in the Steam VR ecosystem. This update brings some new features, updates, and upgrades over the previous version of SteamVR while also increasing SteamVR’s modernity to align with the recent Steam platform update earlier this year. The... Read more...
Today, Meta announced its next generation of VR headset, with the Meta Quest 3 starting at $499.99 and releasing on October 10th. While the device is interesting, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 under the hood powering this headset is even more interesting possibly, for those of us that work with silicon... Read more...
Valve seems to have many moving pieces right now, between the upcoming launch of Counter-Strike 2, Steam Deck updates, and a 20th birthday celebration adding to the chaos. However, more subtly, in the background, updates are being pushed to Steam VR and the Steam Client that bring new VR-related features, UI elements... Read more...
Valve has been busy with hardware projects over the last few years, from the Valve Index to the Steam Deck. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to find that the Bellevue, Washington-based company is cooking something up after a Korean radio certification was discovered, but it is wholly unclear what that new project... Read more...
In April 2019, Valve launched the Valve Index, a premium spec and priced VR headset which some could call the gold standard for VR. However, we are now four years on with no sign of an official update or price change for the headset. Subsequently, competitors like Apple and Meta are pulling up the slack left by Valve... Read more...
NASA has been involved with the development of virtual reality (VR) technology since it was simply a concept. For the space agency, it is much more than a means of entertainment, it is helping to overcome issues such as being able to solve the visual distance issue when looking at images from Mars and now to help... Read more...
The biggest knock against Apple's Vision Pro headset is the price, which is to be expected to some extent. It's not like Apple has a reputation for churning out value-driven products, not when even a simple polishing cloth costs $19, let alone having the audacity to charge $999 for a monitor stand. Be that as it may... Read more...
As many expected, Apple finally and officially entered the realm of mixed reality with the unveiling of its Vision Pro headset during WWDC 2023 this week. And also as anticipated, it's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination—there's a clip going around of mild groans as Apple revealed the headset's $3,499 price... Read more...
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