If you're an Xbox One gamer, and are looking to add some audio points to your skill tree, this may be just what you've been waiting for.
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When Microsoft said you'd be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors — not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real.
"The Rift is an open platform," said Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, one month ago. "We don't control what software can run on it, and that's a big deal." A day later, dozens of headlines proudly proclaimed that Oculus wouldn't block virtual reality porn. Sadly, it's not true. Not the porn part... and maybe not the open part, either.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little digging in a website's style sheets to find a vein of gold. In this case, an enterprising Reddit user discovered a set of gorgeous high-res images of the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and a never-before-mentioned game controller — two days before Oculus's big reveal. Whoops!
Good virtual reality is coming, but it isn't here yet. That's worrying. What if someone buys a cheap smartphone adaptor, has a bad experience, and writes off VR as a fad? But Google, the company providing the cheapest solution of all — Cardboard — may have an answer. An answer that involves not strapping them to your head.
I love headphones, always have. That's probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard — the treble, the bass and everything in between. But I don't want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly.
Bluetooth headsets aren't the sexiest of technology devices. They're all about function over fashion. There are a select few, though, that manage to look good while also doing some pretty impressive things. Plantronics' Voyager Edge is a Bluetooth headset aimed at the tech-savvy — it's not as fashionable as some of its competitors, but it's just about the best you can get for making calls or taking voice notes.
Plenty of information has already leaked out about Samsung's upcoming "Gear VR" headset, including some pretty clear shots of how it looks on the eye side.
Buying a pair of gaming headphones is a complicated process. Wired or wireless? Closed or open earcups? Stereo or surround sound? Integrated or detachable microphone? Turtle Beach's top PC gaming headset, the Ear Force Z300 Wireless, is chock-full of high-tech wizardry, and it doesn't come at too great a cost to overall sound quality.
Turtle Beach is a gaming company, that makes gaming headsets, for gamers. Or is it? The i30 is one of Turtle Beach's newest pairs of headphones, and instead of being made for the Xbox and PlayStation crowd, it's built for iPhone and Android owners. The New York company has made a wireless media headset that can compete with Bose and Sennheiser and other top brands.