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Apple Mixed Reality headset design to cause production delays

Apple Mixed Reality headset design to cause production delays

Apple and its CEO Tim Cook have been big proponents of augmented or mixed reality of the more widespread VR technologies in the market today. Despite that, the company's AR products have been limited to what can be done and seen on an iPhone or iPad screen. While iOS' ARCore definitely has some potential, it will take a dedicated AR or MR device to truly bring that out. Unfortunately for those hoping for such a device, they might have to wait even longer for that to happen.

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Oculus VR owners can now watch Vudu 3D movies on Quest headsets

Oculus VR owners can now watch Vudu 3D movies on Quest headsets

Fandango's Vudu streaming service is now available to Oculus owners, assuming you have a Quest headset. The platform allows customers to rent and buy digital movies, then watch them on a variety of devices -- and the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 are now counted among them. This is particularly good news for headset owners who enjoy 3D movies.

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Magic Leap 2 AR headset revealed: Dimming, larger FOV, smaller size

Magic Leap 2 AR headset revealed: Dimming, larger FOV, smaller size

Magic Leap has taken the wraps off its next-generation augmented reality glasses. Magic Leap 2 is scheduled for "general availability" in 2022, according to company CEO Peggy Johnson, who recently spoke about the latest AR headset in an interview with CNBC. According to Johnson, Magic Leap 2 will be the enterprise market's "smallest and lightest device."

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Razer Kaira X headset gives console gamers a wired option

Razer Kaira X headset gives console gamers a wired option

Razer has a rather massive catalog of gaming accessories across all device types, from keyboards to mice to controllers to headsets. For that last segment, its new Kaira family has become its headlining headset brand for both PCs and consoles. So far, however, those headsets leaned more towards the more expensive end of the spectrum, at least as far as their kind goes. Razer is now fixing that with the Razer Kaira X for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, though it can really be used for any device because of its signature feature.

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Apple AR headset will still need an iPhone to function

Apple AR headset will still need an iPhone to function

Just when you thought the days of smartphone-driven VR or AR headsets were over, Apple might come along and make it trendy again. Granted, the likes of the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR failed because of how they strapped smartphones to your head to do everything. Apple, on the other hand, might be doing things a little differently. According to sources familiar with matters, Apple will be taking a mixed approach to its mixed reality headset that will still require an iPhone to be nearby to do its magic.

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Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Microsoft today dropped a bomb at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live event by announcing Halo Infinite's release date, but as it turns out, that wasn't the only major announcement the company had up its sleeve. Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be getting a limited edition makeover to celebrate Halo's 20th anniversary. For those who don't want to spend quite so much but still want to commemorate the occasion, there will also be a limited edition Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller.

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Xbox Stereo Headset adds back cords, trims back price

Xbox Stereo Headset adds back cords, trims back price

There are already several Xbox headsets offered through the Designed for Xbox program, and Microsoft even has its own offering in the Xbox Wireless Headset. Unfortunately, many of those headsets can be costly purchases, including the Xbox Wireless Headset, which clocks in at $99.99. Today, Microsoft announced an alternative to the Xbox Wireless Headset with the Xbox Stereo Headset, an entry-level headset with a significantly lower price.

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Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones leak: Next-gen default

Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones leak: Next-gen default

The next Active Noise Cancellation Bose QuietComfort headphones were leaked today with the code name QC45. These are otherwise known as the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, and they'll likely be revealed by Bose officially in the next few weeks. These earphones work with a very simple, classic design with a padded headband on top and earphones with physical buttons on the left and the right.

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Razer Barracuda X wants to be your go-to headset for Switch, PS5, PC, and Android

Razer Barracuda X wants to be your go-to headset for Switch, PS5, PC, and Android

Razer today announced the Barracuda X headset, which it's pitching to consumers as a multi-platform headset that can be used across gaming and mobile devices. More specifically, Razer is targeting four different platforms with the Barracuda X: PC, Switch, PS5, and Android. In addition, the company says that users will be able to switch between all four platforms "seamlessly" thanks to the HyperSpeed Wireless USB-C dongle that it comes packed with.

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Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer today announced a follow-up to its Opus wireless headset, which launched a little over a year ago. This new over-the-ear headset is simply called the Razer Opus X and, like its predecessor, it offers a number of features including Active Noise Cancellation. The headset is even launching today, so Razer is wasting no time rolling this product out.

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SteelSeries Prime aims to remove bells and whistles, but keeps the RGB

SteelSeries Prime aims to remove bells and whistles, but keeps the RGB

The folks at SteelSeries wanted to create a gaming mouse that appeared to remove the "bells and whistles that can get in the way." As such, they've created the Prime line. The SteelSeries Prime lineup was released this week in several forms - three mice and a pair of headphones. There's the SteelSeries Prime, a mouse, Prime+ with customization options, Prime Wireless (a wireless mouse), and Arctis Prime - the headphones.

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HTC teams with iFixit to make repairing VIVE VR headsets easier

HTC teams with iFixit to make repairing VIVE VR headsets easier

HTC VIVE has announced that it is teaming up with iFixit to make replacement components for its VR headsets available to consumers. Many may be familiar with iFixit. It's a place that buys new gadgets and then rips them apart to make guides on repairing devices should they need repairs in the future. HTC VIVE has announced that iFixit will offer official VR system parts and accessories to allow customers to extend the life of their devices once the warranty expires.

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