Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

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Samsung Odyssey+ is the company’s latest VR headset, and while it launched just a few weeks ago for $500, the Korean tech giant is throwing it on sale this Black Friday at a 40% discount. The post Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey

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I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. Samsung also launched its Odyssey+ headset towards the end of the year which caused a stir. This is an optional survey and you need to have your hardware plugged in (and using Steam) for it to register.

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Samsung “Anti SDE” Trademark Suggests New VR Display Tech Coming to Market

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Samsung filed an interesting trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office recently which suggests the company is working on a new AMOLED display for VR that specifically addresses the screen door effect (SDE).

Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Image courtesy Samsung.

Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. It’s interesting to see that the former hasn’t grown too much with last month’s introduction of the Samsung Odyssey+. As always, we must remind you that Steam’s Hardware Survey isn’t a definitive means of tracking the actual sales of VR headsets in relation to others.

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Samsung Odyssey is the Premium Windows VR Headset with Leading Specs, Integrated Audio

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Last week images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset.

Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers

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Microsoft and Samsung formally announced the Odyssey Windows VR headset today, positioning it as the “premium” option among the Windows VR headsets, with a range of features not found on the other headsets, and the top price point. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Filmmakers were also given access to the company’s professional-grade 360 camera hardware. image courtesy Samsung.

5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey

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Since Microsoft provided its list of OEMs the same reference design, all of the available headsets except Samsung Odyssey follow the basic specs below. Samsung HMD Odyssey. Samsung HMD Odyssey Pre-order.

Samsung’s Odyssey+ Costs $500, Uses Anti-Screen Door Effect Display

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Samsung’s Odyssey+, a successor to last year’s Odyssey Windows VR headset, was one of the company’s worst-kept secrets of the past few months. Samsung’s official online store in the US has just listed the device for $499.99, confirming some things we’ve long suspected about it. Samsung says this tech is exclusive to its headsets. Hardware Samsung VR Industry News odyssey

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. The post Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets

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Samsung confirms 5+ million Gear VR headsets are now in use worldwide, announced at their CES 2017 keynote. The full Samsung press conference can be watched here. The post Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Odyssey’ Might Well Be Samsung’s Daydream Ready VR Headset

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Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. You can submit an SDK and Gear VR Controller hardware request here.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

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With the Gear VR’s launch in 2015, Samsung were technically the first company to release a modern-age consumer VR headset, and Gear VR is still the most owned VR headset on the market. Over the past year, there have been multiple hints from Samsung that their next step may be a standalone VR headset with AR capabilities- a “hybrid” so to speak. The Odyssey may be a stepping stone to a fully standalone Samsung VR headset.

Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

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Today we learned that Samsung, the creators of the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset, filed a patent in late December of last year for magnetic VR hand controllers. Concept image from Samsung’s magnetic VR controller patent. A magnetic tracking system directly from Samsung would be a big move forward for the otherwise limited Samsung Gear VR. Tagged with: patent , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

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Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view.

Samsung Officially Announces New Gear VR And Galaxy Note 7

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Vive Pro Gets Detailed Teardown Confirming Samsung-made Displays

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In addition to confirming that the headset’s new displays are made by Samsung, the organization also gave the headset a favorable repairability score. The post Vive Pro Gets Detailed Teardown Confirming Samsung-made Displays appeared first on Road to VR.

Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets

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The panels used in Vive Pro are the same resolution as Samsung Odyssey, and both headsets provide a level of sharpness that’s just not present on Vive or Rift. In Samsung’s Odyssey, the fitting can be hard to get right and that can have a major negative effect on the visuals. Hardware Reviews Vive VR Headsets HTC Vive Pro

PSA: New Gear VR Can Be Pre-ordered From Amazon or Samsung

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The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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Of course, you’ll need the computing hardware to run your chosen flavor of VR headset though; before discounts, a VR-ready PC could cost anywhere from $700-$1000, and a PlayStation 4 Slim console at around $300. Samsung HMD Odyssey $450 $500 (includes headset and controllers).

New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon

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Is this the new Samsung Gear 360? We are two weeks out from Samsung’s March 29th Unpacked event where the company is expected to launch their new Galaxy S8 mobile device. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Samsung’s New Standalone VR Headset May be Called ‘Odyssey’

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Samsung reportedly confirmed back at the company’s own developer conference that a new, standalone VR headset was on it’s way and new trademark filings may indicate it’s name.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

Vive, Windows VR Gain Ground, Rift Shrinks In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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Newer VR headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets are the winners in the October Steam Hardware Survey results. It could be that the introduction of Samsung’s new Odyssey+ headset , which features a promising new display, and a big sale on its predecessor helped push those numbers slightly. HTC’s enhanced VR headset, which Valve started listing on the survey last month , grew from 2.03% to 2.27% of overall VR headset usage following October.

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Clay Brings Gesture Tracking To Apple’s ARKit With No Extra Hardware

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One of the amazing things about Apple’s new ARKit developer platform is that there’s no extra hardware required. The SDK is already functional with the Unity engine, and support for Samsung’s Galaxy phones is also planned for the near future.

5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera

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Yesterday we attended the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York City where company launched new products including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as the new Samsung Gear 360 camera. In fact, at the event Samsung gave everyone in attendance their own personal Gear 360 device to record the launch experience together at the same time. One of the biggest gripes users had about the original Gear 360 was that it was only supported by Samsung’s latest devices.

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. And of course, all the items you select are purchasable without leaving the experience via Samsung Pay. The post Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects appeared first on VRScout.

GDC 2018: Rubin: ‘Oculus Is Winning In Every Hardware Category It Has Entered’

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Opening up the session, titled ‘Inside Oculus 2018’, Rubin stated that “Oculus is winning in every hardware category it has entered, on PC and mobile,” later adding that “it’s a pretty inarguable statement that Oculus builds the best hardware.” That said, earlier this month we reported that the Rift had narrowly overtaken the Vive as the most-used VR headset on Steam on the platform’s latest hardware report.

Samsung’s Note 7 Banned From All Flights, Even As Cargo

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The Samsung Note 7 is no longer allowed on airplanes, even as cargo, as the phone is officially banned by the Department of Transportation. Samsung recalled the fire-prone device and sent out replacements before they, too, reportedly caught fire , leading Samsung to end production.

Apple’s Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

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This week however, the company was granted two patents that establish basic hardware and software solutions not only pointing towards a prospective Apple AR device, but marking out some fundamental territory in the process. Samsung, Apple v.

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Samsung Might Release a Brand New Gear VR Controller, But Don’t Count on It

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Samsung’s Gear VR has problems on the input front, but it looks like the company is soon to find a solution. Alleged images leaks from a The post Samsung Might Release a Brand New Gear VR Controller, But Don’t Count on It appeared first on UploadVR.

Facebook Hires Apple Hardware Expert To Head Oculus Advancements

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Now we’ve got some movement in the VR and AR industries again, this time with a senior ex-Apple employee becoming head of Oculus VR hardware. Michael Hillman, who spent 15 years at Apple and held design and engineering roles there, will now be instrumental in Oculus’ desire to make VR hardware mainstream, as reported by Bloomberg. A hire such as this shows that they are still standing behind the hardware and want the division to evolve.

Watch: Google’s Live Event Here – Daydream VR Hardware Unveiling Expected

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Daydream VR, Google’s high-end VR platform for select Android smartphones, may be seeing its time in the spotlight at the company’s hardware-focused event today.

Samsung Unveils VR Motion Controller And New Gear 360 Camera

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The mobile giant is doubling down on VR with new hardware and content. One of Samsung’s biggest annual events, Samsung Unpacked , took place earlier today in NYC where live attendees and online spectators saw the debut of Samsung’s latest mobile effort, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung’s Facesense Recognizes Facial Expressions For VR Navigation

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Samsung’s experimental Facesense is a new attempt at changing the game, harnessing the power of our facial expression for hands-free VR interaction. April 14th – 15th at the VRLA Expo, Samsung showed a new creation from their C-Lab division. Tagged with: Facesense , samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Development Eye Tracking Hardware VR Industry News Facesense samsung

Display Week 2018: New Samsung, JDI and LG Panels For VR Compared

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and Samsung were shown during Display Week in Los Angeles. Samsung had three VR headsets mounted in a row, each with more pixels packed into a smaller display. Unlike the Samsung and LG panels, an LCD panel from Japan Display Inc. Hardware Display Week

Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller

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This week, Oculus launched a brand new Hardware Reports system, intended to give Rift and Gear developers an insight into what types of CPUs, smartphones and operating systems VR users are utilizing. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News gear vrThe reports are open to anyone and everyone, though, and they reveal a somewhat surprising statistic about Gear VR and its compatible motion controller.

Review: Samsung Odyssey Sits Among The Best VR Headsets

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Leading the pack with a superior resolution is Samsung’s Odyssey, which sports the same resolution (1440×1600 per eye) as the yet-to-be-released Vive Pro. We called the Odyssey 2017s best VR hardware partly because it legitimized Microsoft’s efforts to enter the VR market after Facebook and HTC and those extra pixels are key to their effort. At CES we also tried the Vive Pro, which uses the same resolution Samsung display. Reviews odyssey samsung

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. SEE ALSO Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets.