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Google said to be developing a VR headset (that doesn’t use your smartphone)

Oculus, HTC, and Sony are expected to launch virtual reality headsets this year, but Google beat all of those companies to the punch when it introduced a piece of folded cardboard with a few lenses that lets you use your phone for virtual reality and 360-degree video experiences. Now the company is reportedly getting ready […]

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Oculus Ready PCs coming soon for $1499 and up

It’ll be a few months before you can get your hands on the commercial version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in April, but you can already pre-order one for $599. Want a PC that’s powerful enough to work with the headset? Starting February 16th, you’ll be able to pre-order an “Oculus Ready” PC bundled […]

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Google Plastic? Report says Google is working on a new VR headset for smartphones

This year we’re expecting powerful, expensive virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony PlayStation VR to hit the streets. But Google started to bring VR experiences into the mainstream nearly two years ago by introducing Google Cardboard: a cheap, DIY headset that uses your smartphone as a screen. Now the Financial […]

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Oculus Rift VR headset ships in April for $599 (pre-orders are open now)

After months of buildup, Oculus is finally taking pre-orders for its virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift should begin shipping in March, and you can order one today for $599. That makes this virtual reality device more expensive than some PCs. But this will be one of the first high-end VR accessories to hit the market […]

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Oculus Rift VR headset pre-orders begin January 6th

2015 may have been the year virtual reality headsets generated a lot of buzz, but 2016 is poised to be the year when big name companies really get in on the action. Most of last year’s popular VR devices were basically frames for holding a smartphone close to you eyeballs. This year should see the launch […]

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Get a free Google Cardboard headset (Star Wars edition)

Looking for an easy and affordable way to give this whole virtual reality craze a try? It doesn’t get much simpler than Google Cardboard… and right now it doesn’t get much cheaper either, because Google is giving away free Star Wars-themed Cardboard headsets. Just visit the Play Store, choose you design (R2-D2, BB-8, Kylo Ren, […]

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HTC Vive virtual reality headset to launch in April, 2016

When HTC unveiled a prototype of its virtual reality headset in March, the company said it would be commercially available by the end of the year. As the end of the year started to approach, HTC revised that date to early 2016. Now the company says the HTC Vive will launch in April, 2016… which […]