VR Stories February 20

Today HTC unveiled three new VR headsets that join its lineup of offerings. These come hot on the heels of the original HTC Vive Cosmos and have turned a single headset brand into an entire array of offerings. The newly introduced HTC Vive Cosmos headsets are dubbed Elite, XR, and Play. By debuting three new headsets, the company aims to offer a “new family of products tailor-made for VR use-cases of all types.” Each headset can be used wirelessly when purchasing HTC’s optional accessory. Continue reading for further details

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VR Stories February 13

expiredSamsung’s Steam-ready HMD Odyssey+ VR Headset returns to $230 (Reg. up to $499)

Amazon is offering the Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset for $229.99 shipped. Note: shipping is delayed until February 21. Matched at B&H. That’s $269 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and is within $1 of the lowest price we have tracked. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

VR Stories August 23, 2019

expiredLenovo’s standalone Mirage Solo QHD VR Headset hits $199.50 (Reg. up to $400)

Amazon is offering the Lenovo Mirage Solo Standalone VR Headset for $199.68 shipped. That’s up to $200 off what Best Buy is charging and is the lowest Amazon offer we’ve seen. Many VR headsets require a dedicated PC or game console to operate. This is not the case with Lenovo Mirage. It’s a standalone headset with a crisp QHD resolution and ‘comfortable design’ that is both ‘breathable’ and highly adjustable. It’s able to deliver hundreds of Daydream VR experiences, including support for YouTube, Netflix and more. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 65% of reviewers. Learn more in our hands-on review. For those with a VR-ready PC, have a look at the deal we found on HTC VIVE Pro.

VR Stories July 29, 2019

expiredAmazon slashes 50% off Lenovo’s standalone QHD Mirage Solo VR Headset: $200

Amazon is offering the Lenovo Mirage Solo Standalone VR Headset for $199.99 shipped. Matched at Best Buy. That’s 50% off the typical rate and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $40. If you’ve been wanting to take VR for a spin but don’t have the desire to set up a big PC rig, this standalone headset makes for a great alternative. It sports a QHD resolution that’s made to provide vivid visuals and immersive experiences. Lenovo prioritized comfort in this design, with the promise that ‘you’ll forget you were wearing it’. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 65% of reviewers.

VR Stories May 29, 2019

What looks like a spaceship is actually Logitech’s first official stab at creating a stylus made for virtual reality. The new product can be used on both 2D surfaces, and more notably, in 3D room-scale spaces. It’s called Logitech VR Ink and is aimed squarely at creatives.

As virtual reality continues to become more mainstream and affordable, new and innovative input methods are sure to grow in popularity. This is certainly true for Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon as Apple has rolled out newer and more budget-friendly iPads with support for these products. expand full story

VR Stories April 9, 2019

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.

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