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As virtual reality technology continues to evolve it's becoming possible for consumers to use VR headsets in their day-to-day lives. Here are 5 things that make a good virtual reality headset:1. Many more factors can determine whether a virtual reality headset is considered a good one by businesses but these 5 points should serve as a good starting point for those looking to dip their toes into virtual reality. Until then, businesses should do their due diligence before committing to a virtual reality headset that can help them make the most informed choice maye possible. You can read more about Vr headsets here on https://techreviewscafe.
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Dennis Russell 2021-11-26
Today, there’s a game-changing technology that is set to disrupt the way real estate marketers do their business completely! Enter Virtual Reality (VR). Architectural VisualizationAll these issues are solved by using Virtual Reality technology to create exterior and interior videos of the proposed property. Strapping on a Virtual Reality headset will allow them to enter a virtual world where they can experience 3D walkthroughs of properties. Using Virtual Reality technology, real estate marketers are able to sell properties at a fraction of the cost of physical staging.
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Jarvis Lett 2019-04-30
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Facebook has another major virtual reality headset in the works, the Oculus Quest.

For $400, you'll get a standalone virtual reality headset and two motion controllers.

The headset arrives on May 21 alongside a few dozen games.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Forget about the Oculus Rift — Facebook's next major virtual reality headset is the Oculus Quest, a $400 standalone device.

That means no computer, no wires, and no game console required.

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Letha Byrd 2016-11-10
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Clay Bavor, Google vice president of virtual reality, talks about the Daydream View virtual-reality headset during a product event, in San Francisco.

Google s Daydream View virtual-reality headset sets itself apart by including a handheld controller that responds to gestures and other movement.

It s a fine device for its price, but it still needs more apps to make its potential more than a dream.

AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File More

NEW YORK AP -- The best thing about Google's new virtual-reality headset isn't the headset at all.

Sensors in the device tell the headset what I'm trying to do, whether it's swinging a tennis racket or casting a fishing rod.

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Steven Cusick 2020-09-10
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Called Virtual Remote Support, the tech combines a virtual-reality headset with digital conferencing.
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Earl Rizvi 2016-09-22

Palmer Luckey has IT issues.

It s September 19, 2016, the day before the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset Luckey invented, goes on sale in the UK.

Because Palmer Luckey has lived a life unlike any twenty-four-year-old you have ever met.

Consider this: you re 19 and you invent a virtual reality headset.

A month before your birthday, you post it on Kickstarter, where it raises $2.4 million.

You drop out of college to go full time on Oculus.

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Willie Edwards 2017-10-11
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Last year, Oculus gave a brief glimpse of a standalone headset concept called “Santa Cruz.” Today, we’ve learned the headsets are going to be in developers’ hands “next year,” and will work with some new motion-tracked controllers.

This headset will not have the giant wire that the Rift sports, nor the external wired sensors that track the headset.

Losing all the wires comes as a result of bringing onboard inside-out tracking for the headset utilizing four onboard cameras.

All of the compute fits in the front-part of the headset.

No word on specs or battery life, though I’m verrrry curious.

The new controllers look a lot like the Oculus Touch controllers that work with Rift.

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Brian Williams 2017-09-22
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It’s been quite some time since we last heard from Intel’s Project Alloy.

The VR headset was first revealed last year and was intended to be an open reference for other manufacturers who wanted to make their own VR headsets.

Though Project Alloy was an impressive and promising standalone VR headset, Intel announced today that it will be pulling the plug on the initiative.

Intel confirmed the move away from Project Alloy in a statement to Road to VR.

Though the company didn’t give a specific reason for winding down development on Project Alloy, there are a few possible reasons for it.

Perhaps the most likely is the fact that many manufacturers aren’t looking to make standalone VR headsets, at least not if they’re making headsets for Windows PCs.

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Antonio Barron 2017-11-14
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HTC has officially revealed the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset.

As previously announced, the Vive Focus runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and uses inside-out positional tracking.

It should be the first standalone six-degrees-of-freedom VR headset to see release, though HTC isn't saying exactly when it'll be available.

The Vive Focus uses a somewhat simple-looking three-degrees-of-freedom controller with a similar trackpad to the larger Vive devices.

The headset's design is unusual, taking cues from both PlayStation VR and HTC's own Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, and it comes in a bright shade of blue.

HTC hasn't given a lot more away about the Focus' other specs, like its screen resolution.

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Ronnie Allen 2017-07-03
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Samsung in April launched a revised version of its Gear VR headset.

While the wearable now includes a wireless motion controller, it’s still limited by the fact that it requires a high-end Samsung smartphone to power the experience.

We heard rumblings last month that Samsung was working on a true standalone VR headset and now thanks to a virtual reality eye-tracking company by the name of Visual Camp, we’ve got full details on the secretive headset.

Visual Camp on Monday published a press release boasting that Samsung’s Exynos VR III headset utilizes its VR eye-tracking technology.

The company said Samsung revealed the Exynos 3 and VR reference platform at the recent Mobile World Congress in Shanghai but news of the device was never shared publicly (meaning Visual Camp probably wasn’t supposed to speak publicly about it yet).

A photo accompanying the release reveals the standalone headset is powered by an ARM Mali G71 graphics chip along with two M2 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz.

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Frederick Jones 2017-10-11
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Oculus has revealed its newest headset, Oculus Go, aiming to bridge the gap between mobile-based virtual reality headsets and PC-tethered versions.

Unveiled today at Oculus Connect 4, the company’s annual developer conference, Oculus Go promises the pricing we’re used to from phone-based VR headsets, but the quality and performance of a PC-powered system.

Speaking on-stage during the opening keynote, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the new headset as part of an ambitious overall virtual reality goal.

“We want to get a billion people in virtual reality,” Zuckerberg said.

“There are going to be challenges to work through.

We need to build a safe environment, and make sure VR is a force for good in the world.

collect
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Sonja Clemmons 2017-10-11
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The ability to experience the world of virtual reality in all its glory has been locked behind a pretty high price barrier for some time now.

Recent price reductions to the HTC Vive and upcoming tech like Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality line of VR headsets could help the issue but all of these devices still require powerful "VR-ready" PCs to function properly.

Enter the Oculus Go, the company's budget-minded VR headset that's expected to ship in early 2018.

Priced at $199, the Go is a standalone VR device that eliminates the need for external hardware.

Naturally, this will come at the cost of power as the Go's performance isn't going to match what you can achieve with a Rift or HTC Vive.

This makes the device more of a Gear VR alternative than anything.

collect
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Cedric Sams 2017-12-09
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While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China.

The company confirmed today that pre-orders for the headset, which runs on its new Vive Wave platform, will start on December 12th, with first shipments expected in January 2018.

You can pre-order from the official Vive website.

You can check out a new trailer of it below.

As for pricing, there’s a standard ‘Almond White’ edition of the device that costs ¥3,999 ($604.49).

Yes, that’s slightly more expensive than the $600 PC-based Vive in the US, but it’s important to remember that that headset costs $820.57 in China, so it’s possible that it could be significantly cheaper if it ever did come to the west.

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Jeffrey Baldwin 2018-09-26
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Apple hacking teenager avoids jail time for 'Hacky hack hack'

PlayStation Classic will help you relive the '90s later this year

Google marks 20 years of Doodling with 20 notable Doodles

Google Doodle celebrates the search giant's 20th birthday

Sucker punch: Seal slaps kayaker with an octopus

Inside AT's mission to help Chicago escape gun violence

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Alfred Borrow 2020-09-16
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Facebook announced a new Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset during its Facebook Connect VR event Wednesday.
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James Lamb 2017-07-13
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Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset sometime later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018.

The headset will work without requiring a tethered PC or smartphone, according to the report, and will be branded with the Oculus name around the world, except in China, where it’ll carry Xiaomi trade dress and run some Xiaomi software as part of a partnership that extends to manufacturing plans for the device.

Wireless VR, and VR that doesn’t require any additional devices beyond a headset is a known goal for Facebook and Oculus, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously discussed a mid-point category between entry-level smartphone-based VR as demonstrated by the Samsung Gear VR, and PC-based high-end VR like that found in the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

HTC announced its intentions to build a standalone VR device based on Google’s Daydream platform earlier this year.

Samsung is also working on standalone VR, with reported “Odyssey” branding.

Facebook has also said it’s working on wireless version of the Rift, with equivalent power to that device when tethered to a PC currently, as Bloomberg notes.

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Tech Reviews Cafe 2021-11-21
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As virtual reality technology continues to evolve it's becoming possible for consumers to use VR headsets in their day-to-day lives. Here are 5 things that make a good virtual reality headset:1. Many more factors can determine whether a virtual reality headset is considered a good one by businesses but these 5 points should serve as a good starting point for those looking to dip their toes into virtual reality. Until then, businesses should do their due diligence before committing to a virtual reality headset that can help them make the most informed choice maye possible. You can read more about Vr headsets here on https://techreviewscafe.
Jarvis Lett 2019-04-30
img

Facebook has another major virtual reality headset in the works, the Oculus Quest.

For $400, you'll get a standalone virtual reality headset and two motion controllers.

The headset arrives on May 21 alongside a few dozen games.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Forget about the Oculus Rift — Facebook's next major virtual reality headset is the Oculus Quest, a $400 standalone device.

That means no computer, no wires, and no game console required.

Steven Cusick 2020-09-10
img
Called Virtual Remote Support, the tech combines a virtual-reality headset with digital conferencing.
Willie Edwards 2017-10-11
img

Last year, Oculus gave a brief glimpse of a standalone headset concept called “Santa Cruz.” Today, we’ve learned the headsets are going to be in developers’ hands “next year,” and will work with some new motion-tracked controllers.

This headset will not have the giant wire that the Rift sports, nor the external wired sensors that track the headset.

Losing all the wires comes as a result of bringing onboard inside-out tracking for the headset utilizing four onboard cameras.

All of the compute fits in the front-part of the headset.

No word on specs or battery life, though I’m verrrry curious.

The new controllers look a lot like the Oculus Touch controllers that work with Rift.

Antonio Barron 2017-11-14
img

HTC has officially revealed the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset.

As previously announced, the Vive Focus runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and uses inside-out positional tracking.

It should be the first standalone six-degrees-of-freedom VR headset to see release, though HTC isn't saying exactly when it'll be available.

The Vive Focus uses a somewhat simple-looking three-degrees-of-freedom controller with a similar trackpad to the larger Vive devices.

The headset's design is unusual, taking cues from both PlayStation VR and HTC's own Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, and it comes in a bright shade of blue.

HTC hasn't given a lot more away about the Focus' other specs, like its screen resolution.

Frederick Jones 2017-10-11
img

Oculus has revealed its newest headset, Oculus Go, aiming to bridge the gap between mobile-based virtual reality headsets and PC-tethered versions.

Unveiled today at Oculus Connect 4, the company’s annual developer conference, Oculus Go promises the pricing we’re used to from phone-based VR headsets, but the quality and performance of a PC-powered system.

Speaking on-stage during the opening keynote, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the new headset as part of an ambitious overall virtual reality goal.

“We want to get a billion people in virtual reality,” Zuckerberg said.

“There are going to be challenges to work through.

We need to build a safe environment, and make sure VR is a force for good in the world.

Cedric Sams 2017-12-09
img

While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China.

The company confirmed today that pre-orders for the headset, which runs on its new Vive Wave platform, will start on December 12th, with first shipments expected in January 2018.

You can pre-order from the official Vive website.

You can check out a new trailer of it below.

As for pricing, there’s a standard ‘Almond White’ edition of the device that costs ¥3,999 ($604.49).

Yes, that’s slightly more expensive than the $600 PC-based Vive in the US, but it’s important to remember that that headset costs $820.57 in China, so it’s possible that it could be significantly cheaper if it ever did come to the west.

Alfred Borrow 2020-09-16
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Facebook announced a new Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset during its Facebook Connect VR event Wednesday.
Dennis Russell 2021-11-26
Today, there’s a game-changing technology that is set to disrupt the way real estate marketers do their business completely! Enter Virtual Reality (VR). Architectural VisualizationAll these issues are solved by using Virtual Reality technology to create exterior and interior videos of the proposed property. Strapping on a Virtual Reality headset will allow them to enter a virtual world where they can experience 3D walkthroughs of properties. Using Virtual Reality technology, real estate marketers are able to sell properties at a fraction of the cost of physical staging.
Letha Byrd 2016-11-10
img

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Clay Bavor, Google vice president of virtual reality, talks about the Daydream View virtual-reality headset during a product event, in San Francisco.

Google s Daydream View virtual-reality headset sets itself apart by including a handheld controller that responds to gestures and other movement.

It s a fine device for its price, but it still needs more apps to make its potential more than a dream.

AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File More

NEW YORK AP -- The best thing about Google's new virtual-reality headset isn't the headset at all.

Sensors in the device tell the headset what I'm trying to do, whether it's swinging a tennis racket or casting a fishing rod.

Earl Rizvi 2016-09-22

Palmer Luckey has IT issues.

It s September 19, 2016, the day before the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset Luckey invented, goes on sale in the UK.

Because Palmer Luckey has lived a life unlike any twenty-four-year-old you have ever met.

Consider this: you re 19 and you invent a virtual reality headset.

A month before your birthday, you post it on Kickstarter, where it raises $2.4 million.

You drop out of college to go full time on Oculus.

Brian Williams 2017-09-22
img

It’s been quite some time since we last heard from Intel’s Project Alloy.

The VR headset was first revealed last year and was intended to be an open reference for other manufacturers who wanted to make their own VR headsets.

Though Project Alloy was an impressive and promising standalone VR headset, Intel announced today that it will be pulling the plug on the initiative.

Intel confirmed the move away from Project Alloy in a statement to Road to VR.

Though the company didn’t give a specific reason for winding down development on Project Alloy, there are a few possible reasons for it.

Perhaps the most likely is the fact that many manufacturers aren’t looking to make standalone VR headsets, at least not if they’re making headsets for Windows PCs.

Ronnie Allen 2017-07-03
img

Samsung in April launched a revised version of its Gear VR headset.

While the wearable now includes a wireless motion controller, it’s still limited by the fact that it requires a high-end Samsung smartphone to power the experience.

We heard rumblings last month that Samsung was working on a true standalone VR headset and now thanks to a virtual reality eye-tracking company by the name of Visual Camp, we’ve got full details on the secretive headset.

Visual Camp on Monday published a press release boasting that Samsung’s Exynos VR III headset utilizes its VR eye-tracking technology.

The company said Samsung revealed the Exynos 3 and VR reference platform at the recent Mobile World Congress in Shanghai but news of the device was never shared publicly (meaning Visual Camp probably wasn’t supposed to speak publicly about it yet).

A photo accompanying the release reveals the standalone headset is powered by an ARM Mali G71 graphics chip along with two M2 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz.

Sonja Clemmons 2017-10-11
img

The ability to experience the world of virtual reality in all its glory has been locked behind a pretty high price barrier for some time now.

Recent price reductions to the HTC Vive and upcoming tech like Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality line of VR headsets could help the issue but all of these devices still require powerful "VR-ready" PCs to function properly.

Enter the Oculus Go, the company's budget-minded VR headset that's expected to ship in early 2018.

Priced at $199, the Go is a standalone VR device that eliminates the need for external hardware.

Naturally, this will come at the cost of power as the Go's performance isn't going to match what you can achieve with a Rift or HTC Vive.

This makes the device more of a Gear VR alternative than anything.

Jeffrey Baldwin 2018-09-26
img

Apple hacking teenager avoids jail time for 'Hacky hack hack'

PlayStation Classic will help you relive the '90s later this year

Google marks 20 years of Doodling with 20 notable Doodles

Google Doodle celebrates the search giant's 20th birthday

Sucker punch: Seal slaps kayaker with an octopus

Inside AT's mission to help Chicago escape gun violence

James Lamb 2017-07-13
img

Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset sometime later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018.

The headset will work without requiring a tethered PC or smartphone, according to the report, and will be branded with the Oculus name around the world, except in China, where it’ll carry Xiaomi trade dress and run some Xiaomi software as part of a partnership that extends to manufacturing plans for the device.

Wireless VR, and VR that doesn’t require any additional devices beyond a headset is a known goal for Facebook and Oculus, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously discussed a mid-point category between entry-level smartphone-based VR as demonstrated by the Samsung Gear VR, and PC-based high-end VR like that found in the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

HTC announced its intentions to build a standalone VR device based on Google’s Daydream platform earlier this year.

Samsung is also working on standalone VR, with reported “Odyssey” branding.

Facebook has also said it’s working on wireless version of the Rift, with equivalent power to that device when tethered to a PC currently, as Bloomberg notes.