(VRfun18) Exclusive Hands-on: DigiLens is Building Modular AR Glasses to Accelerate

DigiLens, creators of waveguide optics, today announced the Design v1, a modular reference headset which the company hopes will accelerate the development and consumerization of truly glasses-sized AR headsets. Road to VR got an exclusive hands-on demo of the Design v1 and the company’s latest waveguides. DigiLens is one of several companies building waveguide optics…

(VRfun18) Varjo XR-3 Hands-on: Varjo’s Headsets Keep Getting Better, Even as

By now it can be said that Varjo is making the world’s most high-end VR headsets, and not just because they’re slapping on a hefty price tag. With a core premise of ‘retina resolution’ that really delivers, Varjo’s headsets keep getting better even as they’re getting cheaper. Their visual performance offers an early glimpse of…

(VRfun18) HP Reverb G2 Review – Screen Door No More

HP’s newest VR headset, Reverb G2, is finally here. Promising to bring some of the features of Valve’s Index to the Windows VR scene, along with class-leading resolution, new controllers and better tracking. Read on to find out if it delivers. Before we break into the review, here’s a recap of Reverb G2 specs: Resolution…

(VRfun18) HTC Vive Pro 2 Review – “Pro” Price with Not

Three years after the original Vive Pro, HTC’s Vive Pro 2 is here. With a class-leading price, the “Pro” branded headset is clearly positioned to one-up its contemporaries. Unfortunately the headset’s performance doesn’t quite justify the Pro price. Before we dive into the full review, here’s a recap of the headset’s specs: Vive Pro 2…

(VRfun18) Nreal Light AR Glasses Review: A (Limited) Preview Of The

Nreal Light is the first AR glasses product available in the US. But is this new technology ready for regular consumers yet? Read on to find out. Light is available in Verizon stores and on Verizon’s website. It weighs around three times a heavy pair of sunglasses, or a third of a Magic Leap One…

(VRfun18) HTC Vive Flow Review: A Niche Within A Niche

HTC’s Vive Flow is by far the lightest VR headset on the market, but should anyone actually buy it? Flow was announced in October just a week before Facebook Connect 2021 after a month of teases, speculation, and leaks. It started shipping at the start of this month. While many hoped for a direct Quest…

(VRfun18) HTC Vive Flow is a foldable VR headset

HTC Vive Flow foldable VR headsetThe HTC Vive Flow is a new foldable VR headset.  Not counting Google Cardboard viewers, this is the first foldable VR headset I’m aware of.  Should you buy it?We are arguably living in one of the most stressful times of the recent past, with a raging pandemic isolating us from…

(VRfun18) Working in VR is GETTING REAL with this VR keyboard

Working in VR with the FIRST virtual keyboardWill your boss buy you a VR headset someday?  That seems far-fetched but it may be more likely than you think, as VR headsets are becoming practical as virtual monitors.  I got to try working in VR with the first VR keyboard and virtual monitors with Oculus Quest…

(VRfun18) All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon…

(VRfun18) Big video game companies just can’t stop buying studios

Sony just announced its intent to acquire Destiny maker Bungie for $3.6 billion, capping what’s been an absolutely massive month for gaming acquisitions. Take-Two kicked things off with its deal to buy Zynga for $12.7 billion, which at the time may have counted as the biggest deal in the video game industry, but Microsoft significantly…

(VRfun18) Hands-on with the Lynx R-1 Mixed Reality Headset

Lynx is a Paris-based startup building the Lynx R-1, a standalone mixed reality headset that’s small and lightweight. The headset’s Kickstarter reached its goal 15 hours after launch and is still ongoing, having recently doubled its funding goal. You can pledge for a unit starting at $500. Cas & Chary Present Cas and Chary VR is…

(VRfun18) Varjo Aero Review – A VR Simmer’s Dream

Varjo today announced Aero; while it’s the company’s most affordable headset yet, its $2,000 price point still limits its to businesses and wealthy enthusiasts. But with stunning clarity its sure going to be a dream headset for VR simmers who aren’t afraid to trade cash for immersion. Varjo Aero is a pared down version of…

(VRfun18) Bloomberg: Facing Overheating Issue, Apple’s Headset Probably Won’t Ship This

Apple recently informed suppliers its mixed reality headset probably won’t release this year, Bloomberg reports. Bloomberg, The Information, and supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo all claim Apple is preparing to release a premium headset for VR and AR with high resolution color passthrough. Recent notes from Kuo claim it will weigh far less than Meta’s Quest…

(VRfun18) VR Ears Review: Great Sound, With Issues

Rebuff Reality’s VR Ears offer clear sound and versatility, but they’re not quite as easy a sell as the VR Power. Read on for our VR Ears review. Rebuff Reality really impressed us with both iterations of its VR Power battery extender for the Quest and Quest 2. The device was well-made, added extra comfort…

(VRfun18) Varjo Aero vs Oculus Quest 2: the best VR headset

Varjo Aero could be the best VR headset for 360 photos and videosHow would you like a VR headset with photorealistic detail?  Varjo Aero is a new VR headset with twice the resolution of the Oculus Quest 2.  How do they compare and should you buy it?  Here’s what we know so far.Who or What…

(VRfun18) Check out these 6DOF 3D photogrammetry samples shot automatically by

Skydio 2 3D Scan can capture 3D models with photogrammetry automaticallySkydio 2 can now capture detailed 3D models through photogrammetry, and it can do it all automatically.  Here are samples you can view on your desktop or in VR.Until now, creating a detailed 3D model of an area required either multiple scans with LIDAR cameras…

(VRfun18) Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. Porsche has announced the launch of the Taycan VR Experience, which aims…

(VRfun18) AR and VR headsets to see short-term Covid-19 decline –

James is editor in chief of TechForge Media, with a passion for how technologies influence business and several Mobile World Congress events under his belt. James has interviewed a variety of leading figures in his career, from former Mafia boss Michael Franzese, to Steve Wozniak, and Jean Michel Jarre. James can be found tweeting at…

(VRfun18) Hands-on with Nreal Light, One of the First Consumer-available AR

Nreal is a China-based startup behind the Nreal Light AR glasses, which aim for a sunglasses-like design. By hooking it up to your (Android) phone, it’s able to project virtual objects in your real environment and even allow you to walk around with position tracking. While we’re not quite there yet, I think the Nreal…

(VRfun18) PSVR vs. PSVR 2 – How Far Has PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR 2 isn’t here quite yet, but at the very start of 2022 Sony revealed the first detailed specs for the headset. Comparing PSVR vs. PSVR 2 specs side-by-side shows us how much has changed since Sony’s first consumer headset released in 2016. Among the major players in the VR space, Sony has bided…

(VRfun18) Hands-on: New Reverb G2 Tweaks Make a Solid Headset Even

Last month HP announced that it was releasing a new Reverb G2 headset with some tweaks designed to improve field-of-view and controller coverage. We got out hands on the new headset and put it through the paces. Reverb G2 is a decent headset and in our review we really loved the clarity of its display…

(VRfun18) Magic Leap 2 Specs Suggest A Best-In-Class Seethrough AR Headset

Magic Leap 2’s specs – at least some of them – were revealed this week in a presentation at SPIE Photonics West 2022. While Microsoft HoloLens came out first targeted toward businesses, the original Magic Leap One launched in 2018 as the first augmented reality headset available to consumers, priced at $2300. After reportedly selling just…