FOVE Eye-tracking Headset Gets Final Specs and Pre-order Date

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FOVE has announced that their first eye-tracking VR headset, the FOVE 0, will open for pre-orders on November 2nd, and has also released the final specifications of the device. FOVE 0 Specifications.

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FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0. FOVE 0 Technical Specs. Minimum Hardware Requirements.

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FOVE Eye Tracking VR Headset Shipping

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FOVE have been at the forefront on this development with their Kickstarter campaign in mid-2015. FOVE have stated that all the software on Steam will work with the FOVE headset. With the FOVE headset and eye tracking, this brings a whole new level of realism and functionality.

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FOVE 0 Eye Tracking VR Headset Available for Pre-Order

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FOVE is taking pre-orders now and offering a discount of $50 off now thru November 9. The FOVE headset will start shipping in January 2017 for a price of $549 (After discount). With the FOVE headset and eye tracking, this brings a whole new level of realism and functionality.

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Hands-On With Rewind’s Eye-Tracking Shooter, ‘Project Falcon’ for FOVE 0

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When the UK-based VR studio, Rewind, asked me if I wanted to come and see a demo of its eye-tracking tech demo for the upcoming FOVE 0 headset, I was intrigued. At this point it’s important to note I’m not here to assess the FOVE itself; we’ll be doing that later on.

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Preorders for FOVE Eye Tracking HMD are now open

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Some of you may have heard about the FOVE VR headset. FOVE is the first virtual reality headset that uses eye tracking. Just as Oculus with their Rift, FOVE started a Kickstarter back in May 2015. The backers who contributed $349 were ensured to receive the FOVE HMD.

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GDC 2017: FOVE and AMD Take Aim At Improving VR Rendering

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The more major headsets have their issues as well and FOVE has partnered with AMD to demo a new style of rendering that could influence the trajectory of the VR industry as a whole. FOVE developed their own VR headset, which was funded with over $400k in contributions via Kickstarter. At GDC, FOVE partnered with AMD and digital entertainment studio Frima to show AMD Multires Rendering running on Radeon hardware for the first time.

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Eye-tracking is a Game Changer for VR That Goes Far Beyond Foveated Rendering

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The hardware is becoming increasingly available to developers and researchers. Companies like Tobii are offering eye-tracking hardware and software to manufacturers and developers; Qualcomm is now offering Tobii’s solution in their VRDK headset.

90% of Chinese VR Startups Have Gone Bankrupt. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

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With notable exceptions, these are often companies producing cheap replicas of existing mobile hardware like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear without any additional, unique features. News China Chinese VR FOVE iiMedia

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Hands-on: HoloLens 2 is a More Than Just a Larger Field of View

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That’s all well and good, but is the HoloLens 2 hardware truly a ‘2.0’ AR Headset Featured hardware preview MWC 2019 News hololens hololens 2 hololens 2 hands on hololens 2 preview microsoft hololens 2

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Emteq Aims to Humanize VR by Capturing Your Facial Expressions

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See Also: FOVE Debuts Latest Design for Eye Tracking VR Headset. FOVE VR is able to track a user’s eye movements allowing for people to take actions through eye gaze and blinking.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Wedged somewhat inconsiderately at the very start of every year (it’s OK CES organisers, no one in the tech industry have families they want to spend time with), the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is still the biggest event for hardware in the world.

Eye-Tracking Group Tobii Plans To Invest $16 Million In VR By 2019

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Tobii will continue to develop and supply new eye-tracking hardware and algorithms as part of its plans, which hopefully means it will be creating some of those solutions. We recently tried eye-tracking as a means of input inside VR with FOVE, though found it came with its own set of problems.

‘Esper’, ‘Gang Beasts’ Dev Coatsink Going All-In On VR, Working On Three New Games

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He also teased that “some may be suited to new hardware coming out.” The new hardware hint is also enticing. There are of course a variety of standalone VR headsets and other contenders coming like the eye-tracking FOVE , which these games could just as easily be suited for.

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Google Acquires Eye-tracking Company Eyefluence, Reportedly Building VR Headset With Tech

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In our hands-on piece with FOVE , the only purpose-built eye-tracking VR headset out currently, Executive Editor Ben Lang hashed out a number of use-cases where augmented and virtual reality could benefit from eye-tracking.

GDC 2017: SMI Is Working With Valve To Bring Eye-Tracking To OpenVR

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As reported by Tom’s Hardware , SMI partnered with Valve to integrate its eye-tracking tech into OpenVR SDK and API, which will allow other companies to implement support into their VR software. This hugely efficient process means apps won’t have to render a full screen at all times, and could feasibly lower the barrier to entry for VR hardware.

Oculus Enters The VR Eye-Tracking Arms Race With ‘Eye Tribe’ Acquisition

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There is something of an arms race developing between the major VR hardware companies (Facebook, Google, HTC, Sony) to add more intuitive controls for VR. Companies like FOVE are having big breakthroughs using eye tracking to enhance social interaction in VR and foveated rendering techniques could make VR/AR more processor efficient than ever. Oculus has acquired an eye-tracking startup known as The Eye Tribe , a company spokesman confirmed to UploadVR this morning.

SMI Talks Eye Tracking VR Applications & Foveated Rendering

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See Also: FOVE Debuts Latest Design for Eye Tracking VR Headset. Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) is a German-based eye tracking company who has released an eye tracking kit for the Oculus DK2 & Gear VR , and most recently for the HTC Vive.

Here’s How 4 Predictions By The Head of Oculus Research Turned Out

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VR is a demanding process and it’s on GPU manufacturers to provide hardware for consumers that provide believable experiences not just in visual fidelity but also framerate and performance.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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RAZER: ZVENTURES VC FUND – Starting as a hardware company and evolving into a software company as well, Razer is now also growing into an investing company. FOVE, THE EYE-TRACKING HMD: FINAL SPECS AND PRE-ORDER DATES.

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A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality

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Meaning, that the only way we, as content creators, can produce the kind of content we desire, is to work to create the hardware or software solutions as we go. Along with the emergence of the VR industry, a slew of gadgets and supplementary hardware devices have begun to flood in.

CES 2017 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Wireless accessories will be on display, analysts and Upload staff alike are making full predictions, and there will actually be a large amount of content — not just hardware — on the show floor to see. Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0 Costs $599, Starts Shipping January 2017 [ Link ]. Dell Unveils Inspiron 15 Gaming Notebook And Premium Alienware Hardware For VR [ Link ].

Valve, SMI and Tobii Preview VR’s Eye Tracking Future In HTC Vive

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Dinosaur kicking for $300 is certainly funny, but it’s also a great example of a broad effort by developers and hardware manufacturers to make virtual worlds more responsive to human behavior. FOVE is distributing a eye-tracking headset too.

The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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The first hardware generation attempting to solve the body feedback problem will likely use full bodysuits with haptic responses aligned to the VR experience. Being able to pick up your VR hardware and take it with you is a big benefit.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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River Studios, born out of Rothenberg Ventures (which has early-stage investments in VR companies like FOVE, Jaunt, WEVR, and AltspaceVR) in 2015 as the answer to VR production work requests.