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The First Google Daydream Headset is the VR ONE Plus

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We’ve already heard about the first Google Daydream ready smartphone, now it’s time for a look at what appears to be the first Daydream headset. That headset is the VR ONE Plus, the latest in the line of mobile-based HMDs from Germany-based Carl Zeiss.

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Big XR News from Apple, Google, XREAL, and Meta Reality Labs

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Apple is working with ZEISS to offer optional optical inserts for the product, including “Readers” for $99 and prescription standard optics for $149. In a statement, Google announced: A few hundred roles are being eliminated in DSPA, with the majority of impacts on the 1P AR Hardware team.

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An Immersive AR/VR mode is coming soon to AR-media

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This class of low cost devices include popular options like the Google Cardboard , the Samsung Gear VR and the Zeiss VR One. The Best VR Events and Concerts Planned for 2021 [link] The new immersive AR/VR mode is something to be used in association with dedicated headsets that work in combination with smartphones.

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NOLO VR Completes $10 Million Series A Financing Led by BlueRun Ventures

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The system also allows you to play SteamVR games, provided you download a software called RiftCat for mobile headsets such as Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard. Global VR/AR hardware vendors that either support, or use Nolo CV1 for 6DOF tracking include devices from Deepoon, PiMax, Pico, Nibiru, AntVR and Carl Zeiss.

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Meta Optimistic about Apple’s Entry into the Market

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“Meta employees see the Quest and its software ecosystem emerging as a primary alternative to Apple in the space, filling the role played by Google’s Android in smartphones,” the report states. The Vision Pro will cost $3,499 for a 256GB storage model.

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Big XR News from Apple, Microsoft, and SPIE

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As part of its commitment to accessibility, Apple is working with ZEISS to offer optional optical inserts for the device: “Readers” will cost $99, meanwhile prescription standard optics will cost $149. However, Apple is expected to release it worldwide later this year after further announcements at the yearly WWDC event.

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CES 2017 to feature more than 70 VR exhibitors

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Dacuda and ZEISS will be showcasing the world’s first mobile room-scale virtual reality system that uses standard mobile phones on the ZEISS VR One headset. It employs an inside-out tracking system — meaning there is no outside camera that does position tracking.

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