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The Apple Vision Pro will be hard to get at launch (image via Apple)

Apple Vision Pro: Initial availability supposedly limited to 400,000 units

A Chinese media outlet report says only 400,000 Apple Vision Pro units will be available at launch. That figure will gradually increase to 1 million throughout 2024.
Anil Ganti, 28 Nov 2023 08:08
HTC Vive Pro 2 Cyber Monday deal delivers virtual reality savings. (Source: HTC)

Deal | Get US$225 off HTC Vive Pro 2 virtual reality headset this cyber weekend

Get US$225 off the HTC Vive Pro 2 VR headset during this weekend’s cyber sales. The Vive Pro 2 is one of the top models for delivering an immersive virtual experience and compatible with all major VR games and applications. Build ...
David Chien, 26 Nov 2023 16:42
Virtual reality gloves for gaming, medicine, robotics and more (Image: Fluid Reality)

New VR glove with breakthrough touch technology, significantly cheaper than haptic Metaverse product

Virtual reality is set to become even more immersive thanks to a new VR glove from Fluid Reality. This rival to Mark Zuckerberg's Meta smart glove utilizes groundbreaking technology that promises to not only make the device more c...
Nicole Dominikowski, 24 Nov 2023 20:54
Vrgineers XTAL 3 CAVU mixed reality headset for pilot training. (Source: Vrgineers)

Vrgineers introduces XTAL 3 CAVU mixed reality headset for pilot training with super-low latency

Vrgineers has introduced the XTAL 3 CAVU mixed reality headset for pilot training. By utilizing an AMD Xilinx FGPA in coordination with a Nvidia Quadro RTX A6000, super low-latency and fast image updates are achieved.
David Chien, 24 Nov 2023 19:34
Virtual reality evolution: lucid dream worlds of The Prophetic (symbolic image: Bing AI)

Virtual reality researchers aim to induce lucid dreaming with new wearable device

Virtual reality could be redefined by targeted lucid dreaming. Scientists are developing a new wearable device, similar to VR glasses, that aims to induce lucid dreams. This technology could have a wide range of applications, from...
Nicole Dominikowski, 24 Nov 2023 13:00
Apple expands personal shopping and support with augmented reality (symbolic image: Bing AI)

Apple could enhance the use of AR for personal shopping and support - with product demos in your living room

Using devices like Apple's Vision Pro, the tech giant aims to provide its customers with a more personalized, interactive and informative shopping and support experience. Recently obtained patents reveal Apple's plans to broaden i...
Nicole Dominikowski, 21 Nov 2023 18:39
The Ultralite S AR. (Source: Vuzix)

Vuzix Ultralite S AR launch as smart glasses for sports and fitness enthusiasts

Vuzix touts its new smart glasses as so well-designed they can be worn while working out or training. They are based on the OEM's Ultralite platform for a head-worn, hands-free connection to a smartphone or smartwatch. The new S-v...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Nov 2023 21:27
Zappar Zapbox mixed reality headset with bluetooth controllers. (Source: Zappar)

Zappar releases Zapbox mixed reality headset with Apple Vision Pro spatial video compatibility

Zappar has released the Zapbox mixed reality headset for Android and Apple smartphones. The cheaper Zapbox can playback Apple Vision spatial videos and includes Bluetooth controllers to interact with and build content.
David Chien, 19 Nov 2023 17:27
Ocutrx OcuLenz headset allows macular degeneration sufferers to see better. (Source: Ocutrx)

Ocutrx announces OcuLenz artificial reality headset to help macular degeneration sufferers see better

Ocutrx has announced the OcuLenz AR/XR headset targeted to macular degeneration sufferers. The headset will actively remap live images of the world around the areas of vision loss allowing users to see a complete image of the worl...
David Chien, 17 Nov 2023 18:59
Meta Quest 2 (Image source: Meta)

Deal | Meta Quest 2 hits lowest price ever on Amazon, now starting at just US$249

Even though its successor came out a month ago, the Meta Quest 2 remains a good alternative for people who aren't interested in mixed reality. On Amazon US, it's currently off by US$50, making the 128 GB model US$249, while the 25...
Tudor Cibean, 12 Nov 2023 15:17
The STELLAR Knee interface displaying the calculated dimensions and positions of leg bones during knee surgery. (Source: PolarisAR on Youtube)

PolarisAR receives FDA 510(k) clearance this month for STELLAR Knee surgical guidance software

STELLAR Knee gives orthopedic surgeons the superhero ability to see hidden bones and soft tissue with their mixed reality headsets. The software captures 3D patient position in real-time while displaying information on the underly...
David Chien, 12 Nov 2023 07:23
Apple's Vision Pro (2nd Generation) expected to feature a similar design to its predecessor. (Source: Apple)

Report reveals Apple's plans for 2nd generation Vision Pro headset

In a recent report by MacRumors, the publication claims to have obtained informating regarding the 2nd-generation Apple Vision Pro. The expected changes seem to be minor, as the future version is stated to bear significant resembl...
Sambit Saha, 11 Nov 2023 08:44
The RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses are now available in the US. (Image source: RayNeo)

RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses now available

The RayNeo Air 2 XR Glasses are now on sale in the US at Amazon, with a discount for early customers. The company suggests the wearable will soon roll out to more markets with the JoyDock gaming adapter. You can use the glasses to...
Polly Allcock, 09 Nov 2023 14:18
Samsung's answer to the Apple Vision Pro could arrive next year (image via Samsung)

Samsung's first AR/VR headset rumoured to debut alongside Galaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6

A new report sheds light on Samsung's upcoming AR/VR goggles codenamed Project Infinite. It will be jointly developed by Samsung, Google and Qualcomm and unveiled sometime in H2 2024.
Anil Ganti, 08 Nov 2023 13:50
6G networks transform virtual reality, collaborative robots and autonomous driving (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

AI-powered 6G networks will transform digital interaction and our daily lives

Experts say the combination of artificial intelligence and 6G networks will fundamentally change the way we work and play. An intelligent network that can manage its own capacity and increased computing power will revolutionise ap...
Nicole Dominikowski, 29 Oct 2023 17:49
Zuckerberg's Metaverse makes losses, but 3D avatar technology brings new opportunities (image: Lex Fridman, Youtube)

Zuckerberg's Metaverse loses over $25 billion, VR fans criticize Meta Quest 3

Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse has lost more than $25 billion since last summer. To cover the loss, Meta has fired about 21,000 employees. Optimism now relies on the Meta Quest 3 VR headset, which is cheaper than its previous version...
Nicole Dominikowski, 29 Oct 2023 15:34
VR goggles used to tackle mental illness (symbolic image: Bing AI)

New virtual reality therapy helps hoarders back to life

Virtual reality goggles can aid in treating hoarding disorder, a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, as per recent research by Stanford University. The use of VR headsets in therapy can significantly alleviate the distress endu...
Nicole Dominikowski, 28 Oct 2023 18:46
Next Move for Meta Quest and PC VR coming this autumn

Meta Quest's "Next Move" redefines virtual reality gaming

Meta Quest's Next Move is going to revolutionise immersive gaming. From November 30, Next Move will redefine the VR platformer genre for both Meta Quest and PC-based virtual reality. If you can't wait until then, you can play a th...
Nicole Dominikowski, 25 Oct 2023 17:04
The PS5 Slim looks much more compact than the original PS5 in an augmented-reality comparison video. (Image source: rtql8d)

PS5 Slim release date shared by leaker as amazing AR video comparison shows how compact the revised PlayStation 5 is

The supposed PlayStation 5 Slim release date for Japan and the US has been shared by a known leaker. It appears there will be a special PS5 Slim bundle made available first, featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. A talented designer has...
Daniel R Deakin, 23 Oct 2023 04:23
Microsoft's HoloLens virtual reality headset to be redesigned to better resist hacker attacks.

Microsoft HoloLens for the military: Hacker attacks on VR headset may cause physical pain

The HoloLens virtual reality headset, which Microsoft manufactures for the US military, has met with widespread rejection by soldiers because it can cause various physical ailments. There are now also fears that hacker attacks on ...
Nicole Dominikowski, 20 Oct 2023 01:08
Meta Quest 3 may have greater chances of success in the mainstream than Google Glass

Unauthorized filming with VR headset: Meta Quest 3 misappropriated by first buyers

Meta Quest 3 is a new VR headset designed primarily for an immersive gaming experience, but is being utilized by early buyers in public spaces for very different purposes. The unusual use of Quest 3 suggests that Mark Zuckerberg's...
Nicole Dominikowski, 19 Oct 2023 00:27
RayNeo has also created a JoyDock for the Air X2 to provide compatibility with the Nintendo Switch. (Image source: RayNeo)

RayNeo Air 2: XR glasses with Sony Micro OLED displays to launch at surprisingly low starting price

TCL has spun RayNeo off into a dedicated company that produces AR and XR products. One of the company's first products is the RayNeo Air 2, a pair of XR glasses that will be available soon with Sony Micro OLED displays for under U...
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2023 17:03
The RayNeo X2 has arrived in China first ahead of a global release. (Image source: RayNeo)

RayNeo X2 debut in China as new AR glasses ahead of global release

TCL has now opened pre-orders for the RayNeo X2 in China, a pair of AR glasses that the company showcased in January during CES 2023. The RayNeo X2 should eventually receive a global release too, potentially after the RayNeo Air 2...
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2023 16:47
The next Vision Pro might not look like this. (Source: Apple)

Apple Vision Pro: Plans for cheaper second-gen version outlined in more detail

The Apple Vision Pro has arguably failed to raise early-adopter enthusiasm as a high-end virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) platform. However, Apple might still hold out hope for less indifference to its successor, which is said to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Oct 2023 19:47
Qualcomm has let some staff go. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm to lay over 1,200 staff members off in December 2023

Qualcomm has revealed that it will cut over 1,200 jobs, or those of about 2.5% of its current employees, later in 2023. All of the affected staff members are located in the same region, although they will be obliged to leave their...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Oct 2023 19:15
The latest ID.4 or ID.5 cockpit layout option. (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 2024 announced with infotainment screen and UI upgrades

Volkswagen has refreshed the ID.4 and ID.5 with a range of upgrades, the option of an enlarged cockpit display included. The electric cars' Pro models are also touted to come with improved range, torque and power, while their GTX ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Oct 2023 21:18
Epic Games announces mass lay-offs. (Source: Epic Games)

Epic Games cuts staff by 16% in push for profitability

The purveyor of Unreal Engine and Fortnite has apparently just realized that it is "spending too much money", and has decided to take steps to address this situation. Epic Games will cut SuperAwesome loose, and rid itself of Bandc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Sep 2023 22:28
The XR2 Gen 2 and AR1 Gen 1 are here. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and AR1 Gen 1 launch to deliver thinner next-gen headsets and smart glasses

Qualcomm has introduced a first-gen Snapdragon AR1 Platform alongside its Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2, the former of which is specifically intended for the smart glasses and other augmented reality (AR) hardware of the near future. The l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Sep 2023 15:26
EE routers are due an upgrade. (Source: EE)

EE to bring Qualcomm-powered Wi-Fi 7 to UK home broadband market

EE has announced plans to bring Wi-Fi 7 routers powered by Qualcomm to the UK market soon. The carrier asserts that its residential broadband customers will be among the first on Earth to access such potential speeds thanks to the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Sep 2023 22:07
This router is getting a successor. (Source: Charter)

Spectrum Advanced WiFi next-gen router to support Wi-Fi 7 thanks to Qualcomm

Qualcomm has announced that it will partner the US broadband company Charter to deliver a new router for the latter's Spectrum Advanced WiFi service. It is rated to deliver 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) wired speeds as well as Wi-F...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Sep 2023 19:47
The XR Elite. (Source: HTC Vive)

HTC Vive XR Elite Big Bundle Deal lands touted as a limited-time VR gaming starter kit

HTC Vive's XR Elite is a flagship virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) headset that goes for well over US$1,000. However, the OEM has decided to sweeten that deal for a limited time with its new PC VR Bundle offers. It purports to he...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Sep 2023 18:53
The ID.7 Pro. (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen ID.7: European orders declared open for new all-electric sedan

Volkswagen has announced that the release of the ID.7 has begun in Europe, in the form of its Pro configuration to start off with. The variant is rated for up to ~386 miles of (WLTP) range and comes with an augmented reality (AR) ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 24 Aug 2023 19:22
The Legion Smart Glasses will complement the Legion Go gaming handheld. (Image source: Windows Report)

Lenovo Legion Go: AR smart glasses accessory for ASUS ROG Ally rival revealed as Legion Smart Glasses

It appears that the Legion Go will launch with a few tricks up its sleeve when it debuts later this year. According to multiple sources, Lenovo will distinguish the Legion Go from its peers with the Legion Smart Glasses, a pair of...
Alex Alderson, 18 Aug 2023 17:47
Bestware unveils its Summer Deals. (Source: Bestware)

Deal | Get 15% off the XMG Neo 16 (E23) during the Bestware Summer Deals sale

The performance-oriented European hardware brand Schenker has launched its premier Summer 2023 sales event via its web-store Bestware, with up to 15% off its latest laptops. They include the up-to-RTX 4090 XMG Neo 16 and 17 E23 mo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Aug 2023 14:00
The Visor XR headset looks closer to a pair of sunglasses than a typical XR headset. (Source: Immersed)

Immersed's Visor XR headset could be a more practical alternative to the Apple Vision Pro

Immersed has launched its first headset it is calling the Visor XR. Like the Apple Vision Pro, it is focused on the new spatial computing paradigm but is focused not on entertainment, but work.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 07 Aug 2023 10:29
Developers don't appear to be keen on making apps for the new Vision Pro. (Source: Apple)

Apple Vision Pro struggling to attract developer interest

Apple's vaunted Vision Pro headset is not attracting the level of developer interest that the company would have hoped. Sessions at specially set up visionOS labs are reported to have been under filled which does not bode well for...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 03 Aug 2023 11:16
A smart ring. (Source: Oura)

Samsung Galaxy Ring could go from prototype to market-ready health-tracker by 2024

Samsung's first gen "Galaxy Ring" could have a release date set in 2024 - so long as it goes into mass production soon. The South Korean giant is said to make a decision as to do so or not in August 2023, which might affect the Ga...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Jul 2023 16:26
The Meta Quest Pro is not long for this world. (Souce: Meta)

Meta cancels plans for a Quest Pro 2, with the Quest Pro to be phased out

Meta is said to have canceled plans for its Quest Pro 2 headset. The decision comes following recent launch of the Quest Pro, which is also said to be end of life following the exhaustion of current components supplies.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 23 Jul 2023 14:18
Samsung's last flagship headset. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | Samsung's return to the VR/AR market faces Apple Vision Pro-shaped setback

Samsung had been planning a renewed onslaught on the extended reality (XR) market - however, the Vision Pro has apparently caused the South Korean electronics giant to rethink its plans. It has allegedly suspended production on it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Jul 2023 17:18
A Vision Pro UX render. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple Vision Pro to be sold in-store "by appointment"

The Vision Pro is Apple's first-ever extended reality (XR) headset. As such, it will also be one of the OEM's most expensive products on its 2024 release. Now, the Cupertino giant is said to try and rationalize that expense by off...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Jul 2023 18:21
Sony releases the mocopi system. (Source: Sony)

Sony mocopi launches to put full-body motion tracking in mobile device user hands

Sony asserts that its new mocopi system condenses all the motion-capture hardware aspiring virtual reality (VR) content creators might need into 6 simple, wearable sensors. They even have their own app (for iOS or Android), so tha...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jul 2023 17:54
The optional Vision Pro headstrap as fitted. (Source: Apple)

Vision Pro secondary head strap could be sold as an optional accessory

The Apple Vision Pro has an optional headstrap only briefly shown during its launch event. According to Bloomberg, the company still hasn't decided whether to include it with the $3,499 price tag or sell it as an optional accessor...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 26 Jun 2023 04:30
Meta has unlocked new Quest 2 and Quest Pro performance with build v55.0. (Image source: Road to VR)

Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro receive performance boosts with new stable v55.0 update

Meta is rolling out promised performance boosts to the Quest 2 and Quest Pro. Quest build v55.0 also contains other changes, such as improved eye tracking on the Quest Pro and UI tweaks.
Alex Alderson, 22 Jun 2023 18:35
Some ZTE devices on sale right now. (Source: ZTE)

Deal | ZTE Devices (Global) starts its summer of 2023 off with new AR devices and the Axon 40 Ultra at up to US$250 off

ZTE has just announced the release of its Nubia Neovision AR Glasses and Nubia Pad 3D to its global webstore. Accordingly, they are still at their full retail prices - however, for those looking for a bargain on a premium Android ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Jun 2023 18:51
The Apple Vision Pro headset. (Source: Apple)

New UWB chip in the iPhone 15 series to boost Apple Vision Pro ecosystem

Apple is said to be improving the ultra wideband capabilities of its upcoming iPhone 15 series, according to leading analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The move is aimed at improving its integration with the new Apple Vision Pro headset.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 19 Jun 2023 12:37
The Vision Pro is coming together. (Source: Apple)

Vision Pro: Apple assembles manufacturing partners for first-gen headset

Apple's inaugural Vision Pro will be put together in the facilities of a Chinese manufacturing company, according to a new report. The assembly partner will apparently build the XR headset from parts sourced from a number of other...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Jun 2023 20:00
Time for XR market popcorm? (Source: Huawei)

Apple Vision Pro: Timely Chinese-market availability in doubt thanks to Huawei trademarking conflict

In choosing an official product name for its "first spatial computer", Apple apparently blanked on the fact that another major electronics OEM also calls its flagship AR glasses the "Vision" series. Furthermore, it seems that Huaw...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Jun 2023 19:11
Johny Srouji has been said to have likened the Vision Pro to a science project. (Source: Apple)

Johny Srouji was mysteriously absent from the Vision Pro launch, this could be why

Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Technologies was a notable absentee from the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, along with the new Mac Pro and upgraded Mac Studio. Srouji has been a stalwart in Apple's recent launch videos,...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 11 Jun 2023 07:47
Will the Vision Pro track your brain? Maybe. (Source: Apple)

Apple Vision Pro AI 'mind-reading' patent summary leads to dystopian FUD for future visionOS users

The inaugural Vision Pro's launch has prompted a Twitter thread from a researcher who contributed to "neurotechnology" development at Apple outlining details on the headset (or its possible successors) that might be interpreted as...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Jun 2023 18:22
The Apple Vision Pro headset has got at least one noteable critic. (Source: Apple)

Father of the iPod, Tony Fadell, says Apple has "jumped the shark" with the Vision Pro headset

The long-anticipated Apple Vision Pro headset is finally here. While some are lavishing praise on it, not everyone is. Notably, legendary former Apple hardware engineer Tony Fadell says that Apple has "Jumped the Shark" with it.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 08 Jun 2023 15:12


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