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Computex 2016 | Asus VR headset might launch soon

Asus VR headset coming soon, now on display at Computex 2016
Asus VR headset
This competitor for the Gear VR will work with the ZenFone lineup and is expected to hit the market later this year.

Virtual reality is slowly taking off, and VR-related sales might see a significant boost sooner than expected. While there are still a lot of major names in the industry who did not enter this market yet, things are changing. Asus appears to be the next giant to join the VR market, although the details are not public yet.

On the other hand, Asus currently has on display at Computex a device that appears to be a VR headset and, according to The Verge, "a particularly fancy one" as well. The Asus VR headset uses premium materials and looks better than most similar devices currently on the market. The straps seem to be made using a leather-like material, and the goggles part has a shiny metal look. On its right side, a touchpad and two control buttons can be easily spotted.

Unfortunately, there are no technical details public yet, but it is almost certain that Asus VR will work with the ZenFone family of devices. We will get back to it as soon as we hear anything new, so stay tuned. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-31 (Update: 2016-06-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.