OSVR Headset Rivals Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for only $399

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This July OSVR will be releasing their HDK2 which packs the same specs of rival products from Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a cheaper price point. OSVR or Open Source Virtual Reality consortium as its also known  aims to not only provide an open source platform for developers but also looks to shake up the VR world by providing a cheaper on par quality product that will help get VR into more users homes. When you look at the specs which I’m posting below you can see that for only $399 you’re getting a great product that runs as strong as its competitors. And after using this headset over at the UploadVR event I can tell you that I was impressed by its comfort and performance which felt like its rival Oculus Rift.

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Hopefully developers will start to make some of the new upcoming titles compatible with this device so that users will have the option to choose the OSVR instead of its more expensive competitors. The only thing to keep in mind when comparing this products is that the HTC Vive comes with its special wand controllers, and the Oculus Rift has an Xbox on controller while the OSVR does not come with any controller. This isn’t a huge deal especially considering the price difference and the face that you can snag an Xbox controller for way around $60 bucks.  I’m looking forward to the release of the new HDK2 and I hope to see this device alongside its competitors at more and more events.

You can find more info here – http://www.osvr.org/hdk2.html

Microsoft Unveils the Xbox One S

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Today Microsoft Revealed the all new Xbox One S. The Xbox One S will be 40% smaller than the current Xbox One and start at $299. The 500GB version will be $300, a 1TB version will go for $350, and a 2TB Xbox One S will be $400. But if your thinking that this is just a smaller Xbox with all the same features your wrong. This time around we are getting 4K Blu Ray compatibility, an IR Blaster, and the newly redesigned Xbox One Controller. On top of all of these new additions we also have a built in power supply that will save you pretty good amount of space as well. If you don’t already have an Xbox One this refresh is a good time to get one, even with the pending release next year of Project Scorpio.

Apple Is Working On iWatch Product

Rumor’s have been circulating lately that Apple is building an iWatch concept that users will be able to wear. This device will feature a curved glass design that will allow the device to be worn comfortably, which sounds a lot like Corning’s Flexible Willow Glass that is not only super slim but is also capable of bending around a surface. These rumors have been confirmed by The Wall Street Journal with a recent quote:

Apple Inc. is experimenting with designs for a watch-like device that would perform some functions of a smartphone, according to people briefed on the effort.”

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