• Sony PlayStation VR headset launched at $399, will go on sale in October

    Sony PlayStation VR Headset will cost 9 and goes on sale in October 2016.
    Sony PlayStation VR headset has been announced by the company at the annual Game Developers Conference. Sony has priced its VR headset at $399, and it will go on sale in October 2016.
    The Sony PlayStation VR headset has a 5.7-inch full HD OLED display, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, 360 degrees sensor tracking, 9 LEDs, 100 degree field of view and a latency rate of less than 18ms.
    Sony PlayStation VR headset will work with the PlayStation 4, and the controllers compatible are: Dual Shock PS4 controller and PS Move.

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  • Samsung Gear VR, powered by Facebook’s Oculus, starts shipping in US

    Samsung Gear VR headset is the first commercial VR set to go on sale.
    Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Facebook-owned virtual reality developer Oculus Rift, have gone on sale in the US for $99. With this, Samsung’s Gear VR is the first consumer-ready virtual reality product to hit the stores.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his wall that for Oculus and virtual reality, this was a historic day.
    Zuckerberg wrote, “After years of development, we’re shipping the first consumer virtual reality product — Samsung Gear VR, a mobile VR headset powered by Oculus. Our mission with Oculus is empower you to experience anything, anywhere with anyone. Now, you can begin to step into a world with thousands of immersive videos, movies and games with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 phones…I believe VR is the next big computing platform — an…

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  • Samsung’s Gear VR review: Gift of virtual reality for a low-price

    Samsung makes history by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset: Gear VR (Source: Samsung Press)
    By Anick Jedanun/Associated Press
    Samsung makes history by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. (It comes with an asterisk; prototypes and other not-quite-mass-market versions have been available for a while.) And its Gear VR headset is pretty impressive as first-generation devices go.
    The biggest surprise after using the new Gear VR for a few days: There’s a lot of stuff to watch and play in the virtual worlds the headset opens up. Granted, some of that material is gimmicky or amateurish. But the best of it hints at some of the mind-expanding experiences VR can make possible.
    The Gear VR is relatively cheap, too, at just $100. You do need your own headphones, pre…

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  • HTC Vive VR system up for pre-orders now, starts at $799 in the US

    HTC Vive VR system is now up for pre-order at 9, will start shipping from April 5.
    HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) system is now up for pre-order in the US, Europe and other select places. The Vive VR system is starting at $799, and HTC says shipping for the product will start on April 5.
    HTC Vive VR will be available in US, Australia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Netherlands, Norway. There’s no India on the list.
    HTC’s Vive VR system is shipping with a ‘Fantastic Contraption’ and ‘Job Simulator’ along with Google’s Tilt Brush in the pre-order bundle. The bundle is available for a limited time.

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  • Oculus Rift virtual reality headset costs $599

    The Rift box will include the headset with built-in headphones and mic, sensor, an Xbox One controller and an Oculus Remote. (Source: Facebook)
    Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc, said the Rift, its much-awaited virtual reality headset, was priced at $599.
    The Rift will initially be shipped from March 28 to 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK and the United States, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.
    However, the Oculus shopping cart displayed May as the expected shipping month.
    Rift will also be available in limited locations at select retailers starting in April, according to the blog post.
    The Rift box will include the headset with built-in headphones and mic, sensor, an Xbox One controller and an Oculus Remote, a new input device that helps users navigate through the O…

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  • Sony MDR-XB650BT review: At Rs 7,990, one of the best headphones right now

    Sony MDR-XB650BT headphones have been launched at Rs 7,990. The high bass headphone is definitely one of the best in the market right now.
    Since my childhood when I used to play with equaliser on my aunt’s Technics hi-fi music system, I have preferred to keep the bass low and push the treble up as much as possible. But I am in a minority, especially in India. Here we love our music in our cars, in our homes and even on our phones. A lot of our music also lends itself to be the lower frequencies, especially the numbers youth today love to play all the time. This is where Sony wants to cash in with the MDR-XB650BT, a headphone that is more than partial to bass.
    Sony MDR-XB650BT
    Rs 7,990
    The Sony MDR-XB650BT is loud, and I have not even started talking about the audio quality. The review unit we got was a metallic blue that will more than make your musi…

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