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Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit Uses Ultrasonic Tracking

HTC earlier this month revealed a 6DOF controller dev kit for the Vive Focus standalone headset. New details have emerged about the device this...

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...

HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the...

HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Dev Kit for Vive Focus

HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus. The add-on, which includes a pair of new controllers, is being released as a development...

Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

In what might be the longest Kickstarter campaign conclusion to date, more than four years following estimated deliveries of the STEM VR controller, Sixense...

Valve Reveals Knuckles EV3 Dev Kit, Planning Production of “Much greater quantities”

Having revealed the 'Knuckles' EV2 controller development kit just a few months ago, Valve has rapidly incorporated improvements based on feedback from developers and...

Exclusive: Cloudhead Games Goes In-depth with Knuckles EV2 & Predecessors

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since the SteamVR Knuckles controllers were first revealed using a demo of our game,...

Valve Shipping Knuckles to “Hundreds” of Developers, Mass Production Could Be Next

Alongside the reveal of the revamped Knuckles controllers that Valve shared last week, third party developers have confirmed they've begun receiving the new EV2 version...

Valve Reveals Latest Knuckles Dev Kit & New ‘Moondust’ Tech Demo

Since announcing the 'Knuckles' controller prototype all the way back in 2016, Valve has been relatively quiet about its progress outside of a select...

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

While it's exciting to start seeing 6DOF standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, both unfortunately include a 3DOF controller which...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 VRDK, a VR headset reference design for hardware and software developers, is now offering 6DOF controller input with ultrasonic tracking. Qualcomm's...

VirZOOM Closes $5.5M Seed Funding to Develop Second Generation of VR Bike Kit

VirZOOM, makers of VR arcade exercise games and the VirZOOM Bike Controller, announced the successful closure of a $5.5 million seed funding round which the...

HTC: Vive Pro to Launch With Updated Wand Controller, Not Valve’s ‘Knuckles’

HTC says that the new Vive Pro controllers, due out later this year, will be an updated version of the current Vive wands, rather than...
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Hands-on: Tactical Haptics’ New Controllers Let You Switch Your Grip on the Fly

This week at CES 2018, Tactical Haptics debuted a new prototype of their haptic VR controller which allows the devices to attach and detach on...

Tactical Haptics’ New Prototype VR Controller Shapeshifts to Fit Your Game

Tactical Haptics’ newly developed haptic controller prototype uses mechanical sockets that allow them to be mated in different configurations on-the-fly, in order to match...
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