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If you’re an owner of a Samsung phone who wants to enter the trendy VR niche, you might want to check out Daily Steals’ latest offer for the 2017 Samsung Gear VR and controller combo.

The e-commerce site has the bundle on sale for just $54.99. Amazon has also discounted the set, but prices for …


Huawei's Daydream VR headset very close to unveiling, here are some pictures of its controller

Google kind of jumped the gun on Huawei’s Daydream VR back in January, but the year is almost over and the accessory is nowhere to be seen. Although the Chinese company doesn’t have too many Daydream-ready smartphones available on the market, its VR headset will most likely work with other brands as well.

Currently, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 are the only smartphones that have been certified to support Daydream VR. Also, the newly launched Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro could soon be certified as well.

Well, it appears that Huawei’s Daydream VR …

Apple purchases AR headset firm Vrvana for $30 million?

The next big product expected from Apple could be the company’s AR glasses that the tech titan is reportedly working on. Former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster believes that this product could become bigger than the iPhone. That is a tall order for any device, especially considering what happened with that mess known as Google Glass. While the latter is used in the enterprise, the question still remains whether AR glasses will be widely used by the public.

While no official word has come out of Cupertino regarding an AR headset, there has been praise heaped on augmented reality by no less …

Report: Apple's AR headset rumored to use "reality Operating System", codenamed T2888


The latest rumors about Apple’s AR powered headset have the company ready to offer such a product in 2020. However, comments from Quanta, the company that assembles the Apple Watch and MacBooks, suggest that such a device could be ready for market by 2019. At an earnings conference for its latest three-month results, Quanta vice chairman C.C. Leung said that his company sees the device launching no later than 2019.

This is the product that former analyst Gene Munster says will be bigger than the iPhone. Quanta’s Leung described it as a headset equipped with transparent lens that allows …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro doesn't have a 3.5mm headset jack, but comes with adapter and USB Type-C earphones


Officially unveiled earlier today, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro
and Mate 10 are both high-end, well-designed Android 8 Oreo handsets, but there
are plenty of differences between them. One of these differences – likely
important to some potential buyers – consists in the fact that the Mate 10 Pro does not
feature a 3.5mm headset jack, while the Mate 10 is a more conventional
device, thus it has a standard jack.

 

Fortunately, Huawei compensates for the lack of a 3.5mm jack
with a pair of USB Type-C earphones, plus a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter – both are
included in the retail box of the Mate 10 …

Sony's new PlayStation VR headset is a little nicer than the last one

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When it came out in October 2016, the PlayStation VR did not exactly wow us: It looked nice and modern, but its tracking system and Move controllers left a lot to be desired. 

Now, Sony has a new version of the headset which improves on the original in several ways, but only fixes one of the bigger issues — and only for those that have an HDR-capable TV. 

The new model, unsexily called CUH-ZVR2, has a slightly updated design, integrated stereo headphone cables, and an updated Processor Unit with HDR passthrough, meaning you no longer have to disconnect the unit when you want to view HDR content on a TV.  Read more…

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Video shows you how to activate Google Assistant on your headset

Last week, we told you about the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, the first set of headphones that allows you to integrate with Google Assistant while you’re wearing them. As we told you in our original story, the QC 35 II has a button on the left “ear cup” that sets off the virtual assistant. You can also hear through the headset incoming texts read to you, along with events selected from your calendar, and more.

While these Bose headphones were introduced last week, Google released a video just yesterday that shows the steps necessary to activate Google Assistant from what Google calls …

LG V30 US pre-orders will come with all-new Daydream VR headset, release could be in mid-October

The LG V30 is already on sale in Korea, but we still don’t know when exactly it will hit the shelves in the US. However, there are certain clues which indicate that the manufacturer is preparing to unleash a barrage of incentives for consumers in the North American country. 

A video released by AT&T (was subsequently deleted) revealed that LG will be offering a two-year limited warranty for its high-end phablet, which is twice the usual amount. Now, reliable tipster Evan Blass has stumbled upon a promotion that is even more intriguing. 
Not …

HTC's stand alone VR headset to be named Vive Focus?

Back in July, HTC introduced a new standalone version of its Vive VR headset at the ChinaJoy trade show. The headset doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, and is powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset that you will find powering today’s high-end Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Originally named the Vive Standalone, that might be too much of a mouthful to spit out when you’re ordering the device.

A couple of new trademark applications that HTC has filed might have outed the real name that the manufacturer plans on using for the VR headset. Last week, HTC requested …

This coming week's T-Mobile Tuesday gives subscribers a discount on the LG Tone wireless headset

One week after celebrating the first anniversary of T-Mobile Tuesday, the nation’s third largest carrier will continue giving out freebies and sending out prizes to contest winners. Last week, the contest prizes alone had a valuation of nearly $1,000,000. And that didn’t include the hourly prizes that were being awarded on Twitter. The wireless operator gave away 100 LG G6 handsets to first prize contest winners, and some additional  units were used as prizes in the hourly Twitter contest.

This coming Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers get a free three-month membership to ShopRunner. With …