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Hands-on: HTC’s ‘5G Hub’ Demonstrates VR Cloud-rendering is on the Horizon

HTC announced a new product out of left field here at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week, the 5G Hub mobile hotspot that includes...

Hands-on: HoloLens 2 is a More Than Just a Larger Field of View

Yesterday at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2, the company's next iteration of its enterprise-focused standalone AR headset. Microsoft is coming strong out...

Exclusive: HP’s Next-gen VR Headset Aims to Raise the Bar on Clarity & Comfort

Having launched its first VR headset in late 2017, alongside a handful of similar headsets as part of Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform, HP...

Founded by CERN Engineers, CREAL3D’s Light-field Display is the Real Deal

Co-founded by former CERN engineers who contributed to the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, CREAL3D is a Switzerland-based startup that's created an...

Foldaway Haptics is Making a Thumbstick for VR Controllers That Pushes Back

Switzerland-based Foldaway Haptics is building a haptic joystick with force feedback. The impressive device, which can push back against your finger in any direction,...

Hands-on: Pimax’s Ultrawide “8K” & “5K” Plus See Big Improvements on the Path to...

Last year at CES we took a good long look at Pimax's "8K" headset and saw potential, but identified a number of key issues...

New Smartphone-tethered Qualcomm Headset Has 2x the Pixels of Vive Pro

This week at CES 2019 Qualcomm is showing off a new VR reference headset sporting impressive new displays that may well define the next...

Hands-on: Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit

While the Vive Focus initially launched with a single 3DOF controller, HTC recently announced a dev kit add-on which brings a pair of 6DOF...

Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

HaptX, a company building a VR glove offering impressively detailed haptic feedback as well as force feedback, is steadily improving. My hands-on with their...

Hands-on: 3DHaptics Achieves Compelling Directional Haptics with Simple Hardware

MIRAISENS is Japan-based haptics company which is developing what they call 3DHaptics technology. I got a chance to try their latest demo this week...

Oculus Quest Hands-on and Tech Details

Oculus Quest was the main attraction at Oculus Connect 5 this week. Following the high-end standalone headset's reveal, attendees of the conference got to...

Hands-on: StarVR One is the Most Complete Ultra-wide VR Headset to Date

When it comes to VR headsets aiming for ultra-wide fields of view, three devices dominate the discussion: Pimax "8K", VRgineers XTAL, and StarVR One....

Hands-on: Cybershoes Aim to Deliver a VR Treadmill Experience at Lower Cost & Space

VR treadmills are usually pretty bulky, expensive, and have a questionable utility outside of the initial wow moment of seeing one in action. Vienna-based...

Hands-on: Vive Wireless Adapter Shows Strong Performance Ahead of Summer Launch

After revealing the Vive Wireless Adapter earlier this year, the company confirmed this week at E3 2018 that the device is on track to...

Hands-on: Varjo’s Latest ‘Beta’ Prototype is a Promising Shortcut to Retina Resolution

Today's VR headsets may have relatively high resolutions on paper, but when the pixels are stretched across a wide field of view, the effective angular...
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