Virtual reality Stories April 9

expiredSamsung discounts its Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset to $300 (Reg. up to $500)

Samsung is offering its Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset for $299.99 shipped. Also available at B&H if you’re willing to wait a few weeks for it to be shipped. This headset currently fetches $500 at Best Buy and $430 when shopping on Amazon. Today’s deal is one of the lowest we have tracked. If you’re uncertain what Windows Mixed Reality is, an easy description is that it lands somewhere between a dedicated VR headset and augmented reality. This means Odyssey+ lets maintain awareness of what’s going on around you while letting you enjoy an immersive VR experience. This bundle comes with two controllers the headset features built-in AKG headphones. Rated 4+ stars from 70% of reviewers.

Virtual reality Stories December 14, 2018

expiredThe Google Daydream View VR Headset makes for a fun Christmas gift: $15 shipped (Reg. $50)

Verizon Wireless is offering the Google Daydream View VR Headset for $14.99 shipped when coupon code YAHOOVR has been applied during checkout. That’s $34 off the going rate found at retailers like Amazon and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. With compatibility for Google Pixel 1/2, Samsung Galaxy S8/S9, LG V30, and more, this headset will make for a fun and inexpensive gift this Christmas. Rated 4+ stars from 60% of reviewers.

Virtual reality Stories October 20, 2016

The NBA is going to broadcast 25 games this year in virtual reality, here’s how you can enjoy the action

Virtual reality is rapidly becoming more mainstream as headsets and smartphones supporting this technology are now readily available. A natural fit for this type of content has always been live entertainment but the associated costs has kept it at bay. Today, the NBA has announced that it will be diving into the world of virtual reality content with a commitment to broadcast at least 25 games this season. A new partnership with Next VR will help jump start this new venture. According to the NBA, this is the first time in history that a professional sports league will have a regularly scheduled slate of games in virtual reality.

Virtual reality Stories July 18, 2016

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Amazon offers the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack for $12.59 Prime shipped. Also available at Target. That’s nearly 60% off the original price and a match of our Prime Day mention for the lowest all-time at Amazon since it was released.

Forget those old 2D viewfinders, Mattel’s retro-inspired View-Master uses your iPhone or Android to bring objects from around the world to life in 3D. Simply insert your device into the viewfinder and fire up the app. From there, you can navigate a 3D world of different locations and landmarks. The starter pack includes a demo reel of available Experience Packs and everything needed to get rolling. Additional options include: Space, National Geographic: Wildlife, and Destinations.

This is the best-selling viewfinder toy at Amazon with a collective 4/5 star rating from 640 Amazon customers.

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Virtual reality Stories June 14, 2016

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It’s been a huge start to the week at E3 in Los Angeles. Nearly all of the major players have taken the stage, sharing their plans for the next year. Sony’s announcement was packed with games and also provided a bit of new hardware as well. We’ve already detailed the upcoming virtual reality set that is coming in the fall but now we’re getting word about a new controller that will bring first person shooters to life. The VR Aim is the modern-day equivalent of NES Zapper and boy does it look cool…

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Virtual reality Stories June 7, 2016

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Drones have soared in popularity over the last twelve months thanks to easy-to-fly designs and ever lowering prices. While it’s natural to consider above-ground photography as the hottest trend, a company by the name of Seawolf has another idea.

Its latest creation is a submarine that uses your GoPro to capture the action while beaming a live-view to your Samsung Gear VR headset. Just imagine cruising through the ocean (or that pond at the golf course) and seeing the footage in first person…

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