PSA: Oculus Quest VR headsets are *finally* back in stock

PSA: Oculus Quest VR headsets are *finally* back in stock

It'll arrive as soon as next week if you place your order through either Best Buy or the Oculus website, but if those options sell out by the time you read this, Amazon also has it in stock with shipping "within 1 to 2 months.".

Turn your phone into an immersive AR experience with this affordable headset

Turn your phone into an immersive AR experience with this affordable headset

TL;DR: Interact with the digital world with the MagiMask and MagiTools: AR headset and tracker objects for $89.95, a 30% savings as of July 8.While there are many products to choose from in this category, one of the coolest options out there is the MagiMask AR Headset.

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS

A reliable player that satisfies the average user’s needs should have the following features:Compatible with various video formats;Capable of accessing media from various sources, such as local storage and URLs;Allow the user to set various parameters for an optimal viewing experience;Good head tracking with reduced latency.

Ambitious XR Headset From Walker Industries in Crowdfunding Stage

Ambitious XR Headset From Walker Industries in Crowdfunding Stage

While that funding campaign still has a ways to go and we’re an estimated month away from a functioning XR headset demo, Walker Industries founder, Herman Remy, reached out to ARPost to talk about his company and his passion.

A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

A Closer Look at the HP Reverb G2

With price being a key consideration for many users, the VIVE Pro is currently available for $1,200, the Oculus Rift S for $400, and the Reverb G2 set to hit the shelves at $600.The Reverb lands between these headsets in some ways.

Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

In a new research paper entitled "Holographic Optics for Thin and Lightweight Virtual Reality," Facebook Reality Labs researchers Andrew Maimone and Junren Wang have proposed a VR headset design that replaces the refractive lens with holographic optics and polarization-based optical folding.

Facebook Says It Has Developed the ‘Thinnest VR display to date’ With Holographic Folded Optics

Facebook Says It Has Developed the ‘Thinnest VR display to date’ With Holographic Folded Optics

Facebook published new research today which the company says shows the “thinnest VR display demonstrated to date,” in a proof-of-concept headset based on folded holographic optics.Facebook Reality Labs, the company’s AR/VR R&D division, today published new research demonstrating an approach which combines two key features: polarization-based optical ‘folding’ and holographic lenses.

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

Oculus discontinues Go and plans its official open Quest Store

While we don’t have many details to share beyond that yet, we’re conscious that development cycles take time – so we wanted to get this news out to the dev community as soon as possible, to help those currently building for Oculus Go to pivot and target Quest if they choose.

Varjo Hardware to Be Used in Astronaut Training

Varjo Hardware to Be Used in Astronaut Training

Aerospace company Boeing is using the headsets to train pilots for their Starliner – a craft developed in partnership with NASA.Custom Boeing computers and controllers were required to make the training experiences as realistic as possible, according to documents Varjo shared with ARPost .

Virtual Reality for the visually impaired

Virtual Reality for the visually impaired

The only I can’t really do is watch 3D films (which doesn’t sound like a life-changing experience) and becoming a Police Officer, which you’re required to have unimpaired vision for obvious reasons.

Tech-based Apple 's upcoming ARM processors originally intended for VR headsets

Tech-based Apple 's upcoming ARM processors originally intended for VR headsets

Typically processors intended for VR and AR are quite powerful and Apple could use its influence over both software and hardware layers to further boost performance, something that has differentiated its iPhones and iPads for many years.

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Instead, Rockwell’s team planned to sell a stationary hub, which in prototype form resembled a small Mac, that would connect to the headset with a wireless signal.Apple's engineering teams are reportedly still testing the device on different head shapes to find the ideal fit, and the company hasn't settled on pricing.

Developer blames VR for severe eyesight damage

Developer blames VR for severe eyesight damage

But one developer, who’s spent four years in a virtual world for work, suspects the opposite: the brain can try so hard to adjust that it gets caught in a half-real half-virtual purgatory that causes permanent discomfort.

Pico Neo 2 Eye review

Pico Neo 2 Eye review

Headset & Controller Tracking.The most unique and interesting feature of this headset is the built-in eye-tracking.Unlike Oculus, Pico gives you complete control over the headset.The Neo 2 is priced less than the Quest and the integrated eye-tracking opens so many interesting doors and possibilities.

Developer warns VR headset damaged eyesight

Developer warns VR headset damaged eyesight

Doctors have previously warned that virtual reality, which is the computer-generated simulation of a real or imaginary environment, can cause eye strain because the brain is forced to process visual stimuli in a different way to normal.

Continue selling Rift (CV1) cables

Continue selling Rift (CV1) cables

Rift CV1 owners are concerned at the recent decision to stop selling the Rift CV1 accessories only 6 months after the sale of the last headset.A survey of 250 Oculus users seems to suggest that most Rift owners expect to get approximately 4-5 years from their headset.

VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

Magyari and Immy, his company based in Troy, Michigan, believe that they have the solution: VR headsets that don’t use lenses.With lens-based VR headsets, things that look close and things that look far away are actually the same distance from your eyes.

Silicone Cover for Oculus™ Rift S

Silicone Cover for Oculus™ Rift S

Moulded to fit perfectly on the stock facial interface, it shields the foam from sweat, oil and dirt so that your headset stays fresh and clean.1 x Silicone Cover for Oculus Rift S.

Lenovo Is Launching A New Android-Based Standalone VR Headset

Lenovo Is Launching A New Android-Based Standalone VR Headset

It doesn't run Daydream software like Google's headsets, but it does probably have access to the Play Store and its collection of VR apps.Lenovo will release its standalone VR headset in Q3.

Qualcomm: Wi-Fi 6E Chips Have "VR-class low latency" for VR Streaming

Qualcomm: Wi-Fi 6E Chips Have "VR-class low latency" for VR Streaming

Designed for mobile devices, the company says the chips support “VR-class latency” for streaming VR over Wi-Fi. Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 6900 and 6700 chips are designed to bring the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard to Snapdragon-based mobile devices like smartphones and standalone VR headsets.

Exclusive Preview: HP Reverb G2 Impressions – the King of Clarity

Exclusive Preview: HP Reverb G2 Impressions – the King of Clarity

Resolution is surely important, but so are things like screen-door effect, mura, persistence, color smearing, and plenty more contributed by the lenses.The original Reverb clearly still has the best resolution of any major consumer headset thanks to its 2,160 × 2,160 per-eye displays.

HP Announces Reverb G2 – Price, Pre-orders, and Release Date

HP Announces Reverb G2 – Price, Pre-orders, and Release Date

With leading visual clarity, high quality off-ear headphones, improved tracking, and new controllers, there’s a lot to look forward to.From the upgrades and improvements, it seems quite clear that HP has been listening carefully to feedback from users of the original Reverb and other WMR headsets at large.

HP’s high-resolution Reverb G2 is a $599 headset for VR gaming

HP’s high-resolution Reverb G2 is a $599 headset for VR gaming

It’s got the same resolution and field of view as the first-generation Reverb, but it features more tracking cameras, a redesigned controller, and new lenses and speakers from VR pioneer Valve.

XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

VR is having a moment right now, as people look for new experiences due to the isolation wrought by the pandemic over the past few months, observed Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, a consumer technology advisory firm in New York City.

HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

The Oculus Quest is still only sporadically available, so the Mova launch actually happens as planned, it wouldn’t be impossible for XRSpace to find a space in the market — but only with more evidence of good hardware and a software ecosystem.

Interhaptics Haptics Demonstrator

Interhaptics Haptics Demonstrator

- Touching surfaces and textures: enhance the scenery of your VR experience with haptic textures on surfaces - For haptic ambiance and immersion: tell you stories through a different channel and share emotions, ambiance and more with the use of immersive haptics How to run the demo .

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

While it’s a great sign that the Quest is selling more than Facebook or Oculus expected, it’s not good for the VR ecosystem to prolong the time it takes for people to get headsets in their hands.

Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment

Virtual reality is about to have its iPhone moment

The concept is akin to writing a story about how smartphones aren’t quite there yet and then noting that you weren’t able to try out this new Apple thing called the iPhone.

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

A VR headset is a single-purpose device, which "makes it more difficult for the mass market to adopt in the same way that some people don't want to buy a game consoles," Nguyen told TechNewsWorld.

VR Headsets Are Dying A Lonely Death

VR Headsets Are Dying A Lonely Death

Figures released by gaming service Steam reveal that fewer than one in 50 users connected a VR headset to their computer during the month of April – and even that represented a massive spike in VR headset usage, prompted by the release of Half Life:Alyx.