BBC Decides VR is Dead Too

The BBC, at the end of a very long post about how committed it has been to VR productions, has said it is abandoning VR productions, with its in-house VR Hub to close this year after one final launch. Read More >>

IFA 2019: SteelSeries Finally Made the Wireless Headset Switch Fans Have Been Waiting For

Even though Nintendo recently refreshed the standard Switch with new guts and made a smaller version of its portable console in the upcoming Switch Lite, both suffer from a major omission: the lack of support for wireless audio. What makes this even more frustrating is that the Switch has Bluetooth, but Nintendo only uses it for connecting the Switch’s Joy-Con, not audio. So to address this issue, SteelSeries made the Arctics 1 Wireless headset, which the company claims is the world’s first USB-C wireless gaming headset that not only works with the Switch, but with the PC, PS4, and tonnes of mobile devices. Read More >>

There Aren’t a Lot of Good Wireless Xbox Headsets. This Is a Damn Good One

Last year, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 won our battle to crown the best gaming headset under £120, so when I heard SteelSeries was working on a new wireless headset made specifically for the Xbox, naturally I was intrigued. Read More >>

The Most Interesting Thing About Valve’s Fancy New VR Headset Might Be Its Controllers

About a month ago, Valve teased that it was working on its own VR headset separate from the HTC’s Vive and Vive Pro, but still compatible with all the Steam VR games that are currently available. Now, Valve has finally released a tonne of details about the Index, including some of its new and unusual abilities. Read More >>

Razer’s New Haptic Headset Rumbles Your Dome Like a Subwoofer

Game controllers and phones have been able to rumble for years, cinemas have seats that will shake the shit out of you—so why not headphones? And I’m not talking about getting a little more thump from turning the bass up, but some real brain-wobbling tremors. Read More >>

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The StarVR One Headset is Insane, But You’re Not Allowed to Buy One

When you think about VR headsets, there's a lot to like. There's even more to be desired, though, because no matter how good they are there are plenty of ways they could be improved. The StarVR One sounds like it fixes most of the problems with the likes of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but the problem is that you won't be allowed to buy one anytime soon. Not that many people would be able to afford it anyway. Read More >>

A Wireless Gaming Headset This Cheap Is Hard Not to Like

Not too long ago, I took a look at some of the most popular gaming headsets under £120 to figure out which one was best. And while my opinion hasn’t changed, there is one feature even our top-ranked headset didn’t have: wireless audio. Typically, wireless sound is a feature reserved for more expensive devices priced between £150 and £200. But on the Corsair’s new HS70, you can get solid wireless audio for just £100. Read More >>

The Best Gaming Headphones Under £120

If you’re serious about gaming, you need a good pair of headphones. And if you want to communicate to your team, you’re going to need a mic too. But that doesn’t mean you have to drop a tonne of money on something that will address both issues. So to find out which headset does the best job of marrying these two functions without cleaning out your bank balance, we pitted five popular gaming peripheral makers against each other in a battle to see which is best. Read More >>

TPCast’s Wireless HTC Vive Kit Goes on Sale Today

Another tech company promising to make VR wireless and therefore a bit more like something normal, everyday folk might consider doing, has emerged, with TPCast claiming its tetherless HTC Vive kit is ready for sale on a limited edition developer preview in China kind of deal. Read More >>

Sick of Waiting for Nintendo VR? Blame the Kids

Nintendo IS doing stuff with VR in its development labs, in case you were wondering, although it doesn't appear to be entirely sure that it'll catch on or not, so don't go getting excited about Virtual Boy II just yet. Read More >>

The Unannounced New Google Glass is on Sale on eBay and Nobody Knows Why

The Google Glass timeline is a bloody confusing one, and it’s just become even stranger. After suddenly pulling its original high-tech piece of eyeware from the market last year, it quickly emerged that the company was working on a follow-up headset, which sounded very similar to the first. Read More >>

Londoners Can Try the HTC Vive Ahead of Launch in a VR Zombie Survival Show

People in London, in March, and with an interest in HTC's Vive VR headset, are in luck. To promote the launch of the Valve-backed VR unit HTC's putting on a strange immersive theatre production based around the old zombie invasion theme. Read More >>

Jabra Eclipse Puts Less Stress on the Ear of Executives, Weighing Just 5.5g

Things-dangling-off-things maker Jabra has revealed a (tangled) rucksack full of new mobile accessories at IFA 2015 this week, with one of the most technically appealing being its next-gen Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth headset -- one that weighs just 5.5g and is so small looks like someone's cut your earphone cable off in a commuter rage incident about leaking sound. Read More >>

Jabra Sport Pace Does the App/Fitness/Music Thing People Seem to Like Nowadays

Another thing with a battery (15-minute charge for one hour of use), official ruggedness (IP 54 rated) and app integration (Sport Life app) has appeared at IFA, with the Jabra Sport Pace hoping to become the go-to-get-and-wear thing people who go running use to listen to Chvrches or whatever else is fashionable right now. Read More >>

Samsung’s Updated Gear VR Arriving “Soon”

Samsung would rather we talk about, pretend to be excited about, and feign interest in its Gear S2 smartwatch and the next generation of jumbo-phones it has coming, but we'd obviously rather know about things further away. Things like the updated Gear VR. Read More >>