Pico Neo 3 Specs Revealed: Snapdragon XR2, Physical IPD Adjustments & More

Pico Neo 3 Specs Revealed: Snapdragon XR2, Physical IPD Adjustments & More

Pico Interactive announced last week that Neo 3, the Beijing-based company’s next standalone VR headset, is slated to arrive to consumers in Asia starting May 10th, 2021, and to enterprise in the West sometime this summer.

BETTER THAN QUEST? New HTC VR headset in 2021

BETTER THAN QUEST? New HTC VR headset in 2021

HTC also teased an image on Twitter about what you would do with “70% more power.” If the new headset has a more powerful processor, it could explain why Mr. Graylin said that it would be better than what is available from HTC or from competitors such as Facebook in terms of the hardware.

Oculus Quest 2 120Hz support has been delayed to Q2 2021

Oculus Quest 2 120Hz support has been delayed to Q2 2021

An experimental update had been given the confidence of MEDIUM for March 2021.The feature will happen in two parts - API support for devs, Experimental Settings toggle to enable 120Hz and user being able to toggle 120Hz for supported apps.”.

Rift S Prices Cut Down To $300, But Should You Buy It Or The Quest 2?

Rift S Prices Cut Down To $300, But Should You Buy It Or The Quest 2?

The Quest 2, working over Oculus Link, does suffer a small quality and latency penalty because it’s moving that data in compressed form over USB.

A Quest Competitor

A Quest Competitor

We’re on the hunt for a future headset with these features: Standalone (no PC required) 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) Two positionally tracked controllers Access to a large library of games Priced for consumers (not enterprise).

VR spending to pass $1bn in 2020

VR spending to pass $1bn in 2020

VR spending to pass $1bn in 2020 Market analyst Omdia says 6.4 million virtual reality headsets will be sold this year.ShareA total of 6.4 million VR headsets will be sold in 2020, with the VR market reaching $1.1 billion in content spending this year.

A new enterprise headset is awaiting us in 2021…

A new enterprise headset is awaiting us in 2021…

Santa Alvin won’t gift us a new headset for this Christmas (Image taken by Santa Claus Photo Montage app) After I had these little pieces of info, he didn’t want to comment any more on the matter, and we started talking about other topics.

Lynx MR Headset Delayed to Late 2020 but Aims for Lower Price, Ultraleap Hand-tracking

Lynx MR Headset Delayed to Late 2020 but Aims for Lower Price, Ultraleap Hand-tracking

Lynx R-1, the upcoming standalone MR headset, has been delayed to late 2020, but a new update from the company says they’re targeting a lower price and now including Ultraleap hand-tracking.

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

The Oculus Quest 2: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

If you don’t want to read through this whole article, let me say right now that the Quest 2 is definitely a clear upgrade over the original device.However, many Oculus customers, myself included don’t have a Facebook account.

An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

But there’s another possibility; though less likely than a revision of Vive Focus, it’s possible that the filings refer to HTC’s next-gen standalone headset, Vive Proton, which the company teased earlier this year.

Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

Oculus Quest 2 Leaks Point To A Truly Next-gen VR Experience

Despite no official word from Oculus, it seems each week there’s yet more speculation about Oculus releasing an update about their refresh of the popular Quest standalone headset.We’ve seen supposed renders of what the product will look like and some questionable rumours about what sorts of upgrades are on the cards.

HTC Vive Focus with Next-Gen XR2 Chipset Appears on Geekbench

HTC Vive Focus with Next-Gen XR2 Chipset Appears on Geekbench

It was only last year HTC unveiled Vive Focus Plus for enterprise users, the company’s second 6DOF standalone headset sporting a Snapdragon 835 (also the processor used in Oculus Quest).

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.

HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

Same goes for the included SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations which offer more value than 1.0 base stations to enterprise users compared to most consumers; while the Vive Pro had been sold in a pseudo-consumer package for $900 with 1.0 base stations, all versions of Vive Pro Eye are priced above $1,000 and include 2.0 base stations, helping more clearly focus the company’s enterprise lineup.

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

Today the company revealed its latest VR and AR headset reference designs which now include the company’s powerful new Snapdragon XR2 chip.The company added today that the XR2 reference design can support controllerless hand-tracking (likely from Ultraleap), Atraxa magnetic controller tracking, and Tobii eye-tracking.

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Their latest educational standalone headset brings a slew of smart decisions to the table and could end up being a killer platform for eLearning.The first Lenovo Classroom headset was built on the Google Daydream platform.

LYNX Reveals Standalone MR Headset with Snapdragon XR2, Eye-tracking, & Novel Optics

LYNX Reveals Standalone MR Headset with Snapdragon XR2, Eye-tracking, & Novel Optics

French startup LYNX today revealed the R-1, a standalone VR headset built for pass-through AR and powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon XR2 chip.

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset

Speaking of Lenovo’s unlucky bets in virtual reality, it’s a little-known fact that the Chinese electronics company was behind the Oculus Rift S headset — you know, the tethered PC one that wound up playing second fiddle to the standalone Oculus Quest.

Qualcomm Chips Now in More Than 30 Headsets, First XR2 Devices Expected in 2H 2020

Qualcomm Chips Now in More Than 30 Headsets, First XR2 Devices Expected in 2H 2020

Speaking with Road to VR at CES 2020 this week, Qualcomm’s Head of XR, Hugo Swart, said that the company’s mobile Snapdragon chipsets are now in more than 30 AR and VR headsets, including leading standalone headsets like Oculus Quest, Go, Vive Focus, and HoloLens 2.

Sales Data Shows Oculus Quest Could Be Future of VR Fitness

Sales Data Shows Oculus Quest Could Be Future of VR Fitness

New sales data out for 2019 showed a huge boom for headsets untethered from PC, and that could have a huge impact on VR fitness adoption.Sales of standalone headsets were up by more than 100 percent, and Oculus Quest sold over 200,000 units during the second quarter alone.

Snapdragon XR2 Chip to Enable Standalone Headsets with 3K×3K Resolution & 7 Cameras

Snapdragon XR2 Chip to Enable Standalone Headsets with 3K×3K Resolution & 7 Cameras

The new platform is aimed at high-end devices with support for 3K × 3K displays at 90Hz, along with integrated 5G, accelerated AI processing, and up to seven simultaneous camera feeds for user and environment tracking.

HTC launches “Viveport Streaming” to give wireless streaming to Wave standalone headsets

HTC launches “Viveport Streaming” to give wireless streaming to Wave standalone headsets

Today, this solution gets finally launched, giving all Vive Focus Plus owners the possibility to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi. Viveport Streaming.

Oculus Link

Oculus Link

It’s also pretty affordable, but users who wanted access to premium VR applications on PC have no real choice but to buy something like the Oculus Rift.Depending on how exactly this new feature is implemented, the Quest has suddenly become the best VR headset to buy from Oculus or anyone.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 won’t work with its Gear VR headset

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 won’t work with its Gear VR headset

Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Note 10 is not compatible with Gear VR, the company’s virtual reality headset that works only with a phone slotted in front of the lenses, according to a tweet from tech analyst Anshel Sag. The decision to shut off support for its headset on its newest flagship phones casts doubt on the future of both the Gear VR and phone-based headsets, as standalone devices with built-in displays like the Oculus Go are on the rise.

VR Headset Sales for 2019 Are Already Impressive

VR Headset Sales for 2019 Are Already Impressive

On top of that, the research firm expects the market to continue growing throughout the year, as standalone headsets become more popular in both categories. All told, IDC expects global shipments for the VR and AR market to reach 7.6 million units in 2019.

The Vive Cosmos is Coming Soon

The Vive Cosmos is Coming Soon

VIVE/HTC Corporation There are a lot of new headsets coming to market, but it feels like the focus is now largely on standalone mobile headsets like the Oculus Quest.

The Oculus Quest Lineup Has Over 50 Confirmed Games

The Oculus Quest Lineup Has Over 50 Confirmed Games

That’s good, because the best way to think of the Quest is as a VR games console platform. Like other modern standalone VR headsets, the Quest uses inside-out tracking, with cameras scanning the surrounding for true 6DoF motion.

Netflix Is Officially Coming To Oculus Quest At Launch

Netflix Is Officially Coming To Oculus Quest At Launch

Obviously you still need an active Netflix subscription to use the app, but it’s great to know that people will be able to watch their favorite shows and movies from a virtual theater inside their headset.

Oculus Quest Hit #1 Selling Video Games Product On Amazon

Oculus Quest Hit #1 Selling Video Games Product On Amazon

Preorders of the Oculus Quest VR headset on Amazon briefly hit the #1 top seller in the Video Games category this week. Oculus Quest is the first consumer standalone headset with positionally tracked controllers.