Tagged: headset

Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR headset is inexpensive and lightweight

Lenovo VR headset

There’s no doubt, virtual reality is going to be the in thing at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Just to tap into the market, Lenovo showed of its first VR headset – an unnamed prototype device that is designed to work with Microsoft Windows Holographic platform. The device Lenovo is working on is scheduled to be a relatively cheaper VR headset, in comparison to the likes of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Read More…

Google Daydream View, $80 VR headset with wireless controller

Google Daydream View

It was back at the Google I/O conference in May when Google first gave us a glimpse of the Project Daydream. At the recently concluded Google Pixel event, search engine giant unveiled the Daydream View, a Virtual Reality headset that works with newly launched Pixel phones and other Daydream compatible phones. The $80 headset is similar to Samsung Gear VR and works with a phone. It is made from ultra-soft microfiber (used in apparels), which makes it really lightweight and comfortable to wear for long duration. Read More…

Researchers develop first mind-controlled car in China

Researcher Zhang Zhao wearing a brain signal-reading equipment poses with a vehicle which can be controlled with his brain wave, during a demonstration at Nankai University in Tianjin

Chinese researchers at the north-east port city of Tianjin have developed China’s first every thought-controlled car. The car controlled by power of the brain is a result of two years of persistent hard work by a team of researchers at the Nankai University in Tianjin and is being developed in collaboration with Great Wall Motor, renowned Chinese car manufacturer. The mind-controlled car requires the driver to wear a headgear capable of reading brain signals. By wearing the special headwear, a driver can lock and unlock the car, move it forward and backwards and even bring it to a halt with use of the brain signals alone. Read More…

Asus planning affordable Augmented Reality headset for 2016 launch

HoloLens - Asus developing augmented reality headset

Virtual reality headset market is heating up with each passing day. We are already aware of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive making it to the shelves early next year; and the likes of Google Cardboard already giving us a sense of what to expect from the more sophisticated and expensive headsets. News has it now that Taiwanese PC manufacturer Asus is planning to release its own Augmented Reality headset, which should be released in 2016. According to Asus CEO Jerry Shen, Augmented Reality is going to be more useful than virtual reality – therefore, despite all the traction in the VR market, Asus will tap the more untouched AR market. Read More…

Canon shows its VR headset prototype having 120 degree FOV

Canon VR headset

The fight for VR headset supremacy is still in its infancy stage and developers of virtual reality hardware are exploring new ways to provide the user with exactly what is needed. Canon joined that fight with their secretive VR headset prototype that was shown-off at 2015 Expo in New York last week. Unlike other virtual reality headsets, Canon has opted for a handheld design which feels more like a periscope. Canon hasn’t named or revealed much of the VR headset and is under development for further improvements and addition of more features.
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Brain-controlled car successfully tested in China’s Nankai University

mind-controlled car tested in china

Self driving cars are going to be amid us sooner than later, and following them would be cars that will be driven by thoughts. Yes, researchers in China have tested a car that can be driven by brain power. China’s Nankai University researchers have developed a car, which features a built-in computer system connected to an electric unit that is controlled by the mind using a headset. The car has been tested to start, steer forward, backwards and brake with the power of thoughts alone. Read More…

FOVE eye tracking VR headset becomes lighter and more comfortable

fove-VR-headset-new-prototype-design

Remember the fantastic eye tracking virtual reality headset, the FOVE, which managed an immaculate backing on Kickstarter? The world’s first eye tracking VR headset is going through an evolution phase and recently it has come up with exciting new updates. FOVE has a new and improved industrial design. The new form factor ensures the device is much lighter, smaller and more ergonomic. The new design also guarantees more stability, performance and sustainability, all in all a far more comfortable user experience. Read More…

Dot wireless Bluetooth headset is too small to be noticed in the ear

Dot wireless bluetooth headset

If you are planning to replace your Bluetooth headset for the simple reason that you have been using it for too long and it looks so damn old school. Then the miniscule Dot wireless Bluetooth headset that met its $30,000 funding goal just hours into its Kickstarter campaign is what you’d love to trade it for. Measuring only 13.8mm by 21mm, dubbed the smallest Bluetooth headset, the Dot weighs negligently at 3.5g. Read More…

BBC develops brain-controlled headset that controls iPlayer app

BBC brain controlled headset

BBC have developed a proof-of-concept prototype headset that shows how future applications like TV will be controlled with just your thought. This wearable has been developed in collaboration with “This Place” to eliminate the use of remote control for laid back entertainment without even moving a muscle. The brainwave-reading headset measures the electrical activity in your brain, and then initiates the intended action with the iPlayer app. For example, choosing from a list of programs or videos is going to be done in the blink of an eye. Read More…

Sony PlayStation unravels 20th anniversary edition DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and Gold Wireless Headset

Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller and wireless headset

Sony PlayStation has given us more than one reason to relish all the gaming frenzy for over two decades, and to celebrate countless gaming fun for more decades to come, Sony has revealed a set of limited edition accessories. To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation in Europe, Sony will have DualShock 4 Wireless Controller in original grey and Gold Wireless Headset that will also come in the nostalgic color scheme. Both these 20th anniversary accessories with the distinctive PlayStation logo will come in September to Europe and Asia.
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