Alternative products to Samsung Gear VR

21 alternative and related products to Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung VR headset for Galaxy Note 4, powered by Oculus.

21 Alternatives to Samsung Gear VR

Super stealthy AR startup reveals its first product

Magic Leap Creator Edition is the first product revealed from the super stealthy AR startup. The Creator Edition includes a headset, lightpack, and control.

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MIT Technology Review
Brian Ach | Getty Images Magic Leap, an augmented-reality startup that has raised close to $2 billion without even publicly demonstrating a product, is pulling back the curtains a bit-on its website, at least. The company now says it will release a headset next year for developers, though it still won't divulge how much it will cost or when, exactly, it will… See more
Business Insider
Magic Leap revealed the name and design of its smart glasses on Wednesday. The company says that the hardware will ship in 2018. Magic Leap didn't announce a price. Magic Leap updated its website on Wednesday morning, revealing its highly anticipated augmented reality smart glasses for the first time.
Rolling Stone
Magic Leap today revealed a mixed reality headset that it believes reinvents the way people will interact with computers and reality. Unlike the opaque diver's masks of virtual reality, which replace the real world with a virtual one, Magic Leap's device, called Lightwear, resembles goggles, which you can see through as if wearing a special pair of glasses.
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Today Magic Leap, the super stealthy startup that raised nearly $2B in funding (!!!) just revealed its 22 Alternatives to Magic Leap One

Mixed reality is ready for business

HoloLens 2 offers the most comfortable and immersive mixed reality experience available—enhanced by the reliability, security, and scalability of cloud and AI services from Microsoft. $3,500 per device.

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The Official Microsoft Blog
This evening at a press event to kickoff MWC Barcelona, I had the pleasure of joining CEO Satya Nadella and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman onstage to talk in depth about Microsoft's worldview for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. As part of today's press event, we also introduced the world to HoloLens 2.
TechCrunch
Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens 'mixed reality' headset at MWC Barcelona today. The new HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that's more comfortable to wear. Indeed, Microsoft says the device is three times ...
Mashable
Mobile World Congress is primarily a show for new phone announcements, but Microsoft showed rolled up to Barcelona with HoloLens 2. The new headset is sleeker-looking, more comfortable, and more powerful. But most importantly, HoloLens 2 has a much wider field of view (FOV) for greater mixed reality immersion.
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Microsoft is making a new HoloLens headset, called HoloLens 2. But, it's only getting sold to companies, not consumers. Meant for professionals who work with their hands and not on computers, the new HoloLens has an improved field of view and doesn't clip as much as the original.
CNET
Comfort, better visuals, easier to use with your hands. That's the takeaway from , Microsoft's follow-up to the Space Age goggles it announced four years ago. The technology behind the $3,500 HoloLens 2 device, which Microsoft calls "mixed reality," overlays computer images on the real world.
The Verge
Compared to the HoloLens we first saw demonstrated four years ago, the second version is better in nearly every important way. It's more comfortable, has a much larger field of view, and it's better able to detect real physical objects in the room.
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Build your own advanced VR headset for $100

I’m 16 and I built my own VR headset with my best friends, Jonas Ceccon, Gabriel Combe and my math teacher. And it ended up costing us $100. Basically a VR headset consists of two things, tracking the player movements and rendering a stereoscopic view (with illusion of depth) of a 3D environment according to the player movements.

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We’re excited to usher in the next era of VR gaming with the introduction of Oculus Quest, our first all-in-one VR gaming system. Oculus Quest will launch in Spring 2019 for $399 USD. Offering six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers, Oculus Quest makes it easy to jump right into the action—with no PC, no wires, and no external sensors.

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TechCrunch
Opening up the Oculus Connect 5 keynote with a flurry of announcements, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Oculus Quest will be released next year at a $399 price point. The standalone VR device will be the first wireless Oculus hardware to sport positional tracking, both for the headset i...
The Verge
Oculus has announced its new headset, the Oculus Quest: a $399 standalone virtual reality headset that's launching in the spring of 2019. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that "with Oculus Quest, we will complete our first generation of Oculus products."
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The new flagship with a reimagined camera

Samsung announced two new phones, the S9 and the S9 Plus with more advanced camera than ever.

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The Verge
After taking a year off from announcing its latest smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has returned this year to show off the new Galaxy S9. While the phone looks mostly the same, its interior has been upgraded with all the latest specs to bring users new camera modes, updated Bixby features, and a fingerprint scanner that's placed...
Engadget
Gallery: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus hands-on | 23 Photos Like I said, there are many small changes in the Galaxy S9, but the bulk of them have to do with the camera. This should come as no surprise -- Samsung has been teasing some of the new features for a while now.
VentureBeat
Shaking off a couple of tumultuous years, Samsung has attempted a return to normalcy by debuting its new flagship phones on the eve of the telecom industry's biggest annual gathering. On a Sunday evening in Barcelona, Samsung executives officially announced the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ smartphones.
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Google announced the brand new version of the Daydream View, and this time, it comes in multiple colors: Charcoal, Fog and Coral. It's also available for $99, which is $20 more than last year's iteration.

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The Verge
The first thing I noticed about Google's new Daydream View VR headset is the pink controller. In the original View, all plastic parts were beige or gray, even if you got the model wrapped with rich crimson fabric. Now, they're coordinated: if you buy the colorful "Coral" edition, you'll get a coral remote, too.
Engadget
Last year, Google announced the Daydream View, its first ever mobile VR headset. Not only was it powered by Android, it could also be used with a variety of different Daydream-compatible phones and it was covered in fabric. Today, the company announced the brand new version of the View, and this time, it comes in multiple colors: Charcoal, Fog and Coral.
xda-developers
Announced as part of Google's Keynote today, Google will be releasing a version 2.0 of its Daydream platform. According to Google Blog the updated Daydream View will be compatible with the recently announced Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL as well as any other Daydream-ready device, and will be priced at $99.
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360 virtual tour creation platform

Viewplex is a 360 virtual tour creation platform for your 360 degree images. It creates virtual simulations using images clicked through any 360 degree-enabled camera, which are stitched together and can then be accessed through a VR headset. The Viewplex experience is created in ultra high-definition 8K resolution.

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Nintendo's new VR kit for Labo

With the new Nintendo Labo VR Kit, there’s more to Make, Play, and Discover together than ever before. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids and families can build themselves!

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Nintendo.com
Experience a new dimension of Nintendo Labo with the launch of the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit on April 12, which combines the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology to create a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families.
The Verge
Nintendo's getting into virtual reality, but not in the way you might expect. Today, the gaming giant announced the latest in its Labo line of DIY cardboard accessories, which turns the Nintendo Switch into a makeshift VR kit. As with previous Labo sets, there are a few options to choose from.
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An immersive personal theater headset

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The Verge
I'm not afraid of the future. When the robots come for me, I'm not going to cower in fear, I'm going to be chilling with my Cinera, experiencing IMAX-like immersion from the comfort of an oversized personal theater headset attached to an articulated mechanical arm.
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Meet Cinego: an immersive personal cinema housed in the lightest integrated headset ever built. Designed with twin micro M-OLED screens, an intuitive Android OS with Wi-Fi & HDMI capability for seamless connectivity across all your devices. With a 4.5 hour battery life, Cinego is the most engaging way to enjoy your favourite content.

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Experience concerts, sporting events, and more in VR.

Oculus Venues is a free app that lets you experience your favorite sporting events, concerts, comedy shows in VR. Available for the Oculus Go and Gear VR.

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Fortune
Facebook debuted its Oculus Venues feature, which streams live events like Major League Baseball and concerts in virtual reality.
VentureBeat
Facebook's Oculus VR division announced that its Oculus Venues social VR app for watching events with your friends is now available on the Oculus Go and the Samsung Gear VR headsets. It's like having a front-row ticket to your favorite sporting event or concert, Oculus representatives said during a briefing.
Road to VR
Oculus Venues, the social app that allows 'thousands of users' to watch live events en masse in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR starting today. The company has also published a full list of upcoming live events (below). Announced last year at Oculus Connect 4, Venues lets you connect with friends and ...
WIRED
Tonight, more than 9,000 people will fill Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver to listen to Vance Joy, an Australian singer-songwriter with a name like a game-show host and an abiding love for ukulele. He'll be playing songs from his most recent album, gracing the same stage that hosted U2 during their now-iconic 1983 performance.
UploadVR
As it turns out, Oculus requires you to use a Facebook account to access the Venues live entertainment app on Go or Gear VR.
Mashable
When Australian artist Vance Joy performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, there wasn't a smartphone in sight. It wasn't quite physically possible for audience members using Facebook's Oculus Venues, a live VR concert experience that saw its debut run worldwide at 7:30 p.m. PST.
SlashGear
This isn't the first time anyone's tried to use VR for a live event - but it might be the most important. This week the folks at Oculus revealed their intent to bring LIVE events to the Oculus Go and Gear VR.
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Feel Three is an affordable, modular and customisable simulator that puts you right in the game.

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Geeky Gadgets
Feel Three the new virtual reality motion simulator which is launched via Kickstarter this week, blasted past its required £50,000 pledge goal in just five hours thanks to early bird backers. "Feel Three is the Motion Simulator for Virtual Reality that puts you in the center of the action.
Patreon
This Patreon is about to close since we're about to hit Kickstarter! You found us! E very dollar we get on Patreon goes toward your Kickstarter pledge and for the FIRST 25 people that pledge $50, $100 or $200 we'll guarantee you an early bird slot if you're a patron until our launch in 2018.
VRFocus
For many users of virtual reality (VR), one of the most appealing things about it is the immersive nature, feeling like you are truly present in a virtual environment. Many users want to go the extra mile and find ways of making VR experiences even more immersive.
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Samsung's newest device comes packed with a Quad Camera 📸

Galaxy A9 features the world’s first quad smartphone camera to capture life the way it was meant to be seen. Its intelligent camera system gives you four times the functionality for whatever the occasion. Now you can capture with confidence when inspiration strikes.

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India Today
Samsung is ready to bring the Galaxy A9 (2018) to India this month. The company has sent out invites for the launch of the mid-range smartphone on Tuesday, November 20. The Galaxy A9 comes a few weeks after the Galaxy A7 (2018), which is the company's first phone with a triple camera setup.
Samsung
Samsung, India's most trusted brand, today launched Galaxy A9 in India, with the world's 1 st rear quad camera, stunning, dual tone, reflective gradient design, vibrant colours, scratch-resistant durable glass back, flagship infinity display and unmatched performance.
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A convenient and powerful VR headset made for comfort

Vive Cosmos is a new premium PC VR system, and a vision of the virtual future. It conforms to your wants, your needs with surprising ease and versatility. Whether you’re new to VR or familiar, a fantastic voyage awaits. VIVE Cosmos goes beyond everything you could want in one device.

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Engadget
HTC Americas General Manager Dan O'Brien revealed the Vive Cosmos at CES, but didn't announce any details about availability or price. He promised more information in the near future. VIVE COSMOS will offer absolute comfort, easy set up, & will require no external tracking; COSMOS allows you to enjoy VR at home or on-the-go.
The Verge
HTC has announced a new virtual reality headset called the Vive Cosmos. Based on a very brief appearance during the company's CES presentation, the Cosmos is HTC's bid at a relatively mainstream VR headset. It doesn't require external sensors and uses fully tracked motion controllers, and it's being pitched as a convenient device with "absolute comfort" and … See more
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