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Apparently Samsung wants to compete with Hololens

Samsung was swift to jump in to the virtual reality game, getting Oculus on board to build its GearVR headset for use with Galaxy smartphones. Now rumours are suggesting that Samsung wants to get in to augmented reality as well, with a head display product designed to compete with Microsoft’s …

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Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog gaming headset

The Roccat Kave XTD Analog is certainly built with gamers in mind, but it is quite sophisticated compared to an average gaming headset. Along with its understated styling and chunky earphones, it packs a lot of sophisticated hardware under the hood. Unlike most headsets which confine themselves to just a single driver …

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Microsoft is going to be launching a new Xbox One controller

It looks like Microsoft has a new Xbox One controller planned for launch next month following its E3 press conference. The design is mostly the same, except for one fundamental difference, the controller will finally have a proper headset port, rather than Microsoft’s proprietary connector. Up until now, the Xbox …

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Airline to offer in-flight VR entertainment

As if flying first class wasn’t nice enough, passengers travelling from between the US and Australia on a Qantas jet, will soon be able to leave the cabin entirely, in virtual reality. Thanks to a partnership with Samsung, those with the ludicrously expensive tickets will have access to a Gear …

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ASUS STRIX 7.1 headset review

Spacial positioning is very important for gamers. Knowing the exact location of other players can make the difference between winning and losing. Because of this many headset manufacturers add ‘virtual surround sound,’ via their back-end software. This is not good enough for ASUS who went ahead and upgraded its already …

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Razer announces new open-source virtual reality platform and headset

Razer has announced a new open-source virtual reality platform, ‘OSVR’, alongside an OSVR virtual reality development kit headset. Razer is attempting to standardize the virtual reality platform with this new open-source approach, which will be supported by many companies currently working with the technology. The OSVR headset will allow programmers …

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With a bit of tape, a PS Vita can run in VR mode

Virtual Reality was just a pipe dream for most of us a few years ago, with the hardware and software to take us truly inside virtual worlds, seemingly impossible to perfect. Now though it seems, after Oculus led the way, anyone can make a brand new piece of VR gear …

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Apple job listing hints at future virtual reality plans

Apple’s potential commercial interest in Virtual Reality seems to be growing as a recent job listing hints at the company’s future plans for the technology. Apple is currently seeking out engineers to “create high performance apps that integrate with virtual reality systems”. The job listing also said “We are looking …

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Arctic P253 BT Bluetooth Headphones Review

Today we are going to look at one of Arctic’s latest products, the P253 BT Bluetooth headset. This has been designed for budget-restricted users who are looking for a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones, particularly those who want to use them for sports. Even though we are more accustomed to reviewing …

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Oculus CEO says VR roots will always be in gaming

Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe has said that while the Oculus Rift may have other uses and purposes, its roots will always be in gaming. Several members of the Oculus team discussed a lot of potential uses for virtual reality at an event last week, at which the company also announced …

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Oculus VR shows off new Crescent Bay prototype

Oculus VR’s second devkit might not have been in the wild for long, but it’s already gotten a successor in the Oculus VR offices. We’re not quite ready for a consumer version yet, but back at HQ, Oculus has been playing around with a new prototype it’s called, Crescent Bay. …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud White gaming headset gallery

Since I previously reviewed the Kingston HyperX Cloud headset earlier this year – giving it a good score too – I was a little surprised to receive another through the door. Of course though while this new one is almost identical to the original, it does feature a brand new …

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Oculus reveals details on Rift consumer version

Oculus has revealed a few details surrounding the upcoming consumer version of its virtual reality headset. For a start, the specifications for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift have already been decided on and the team already has a price point in mind. Speaking with Eurogamer, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey …

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Ozone Onda Pro Surround Gaming headset

Today we are looking at the Ozone Onda Pro Surround USB gaming headset. This model ships with a detachable microphone and it definitely nails the ‘gamer look’ with its dramatic red and black color scheme – but, how does it perform? Lets find out… Features: Surround Sound. Dynamic Bass. Vocal …

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Oculus Rift + cameras give Holodeck like effect

Virtual reality has a lot of potential in the future and there are multiple ways that that future could be interpreted. The home version will likely be what it’s been with the first development kit: something that you sit or stand and play in your living room or office. But in …

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