Smartphone VR will claim over half of VR device shipments by 2021

Smartphone VR will claim over half of VR device shipments by 2021

A new Juniper Research study has forecast that there will be nearly 60 million smartphone virtual reality (VR) headsets shipped in 2021, an increase of around 240% on an expected 16.8 million this year. However, the lower price of these devices means they will only account for 7% of hardware revenue.

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Experience virtual reality with Speck's Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone case

Experience virtual reality with Speck's Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone case

Virtual Reality -- AKA VR -- is getting a lot of press this year thanks to the overpriced and non-Mac-compatible Oculus Rift VR headset. But many other manufacturers are bringing VR devices to market as well, and it's looking like the VR boom may finally be happening after decades of wishful thinking. If you have an iPhone 6 or 6s and want to see for yourself what all the hype is about, consider getting the new Speck Pocket VR with CandyShell Grip iPhone Case (US$69.95).

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AWT News Update: May 16, 2016

AWT News Update: May 16, 2016

Tweets, stores, VR, and Spaces are all in our Apple news report today:

  • Bloomberg says Twitter's not going to count photos and links in the character count
  • Apple's new Union Square flagship store in San Francisco opens on Saturday
  • The new YouTube app for iOS makes every YouTube video visible in Google Cardboard VR
  • Google releases Spaces, a new small group sharing app
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DODOcase SMARTvr: Bringing virtual reality to the masses

DODOcase SMARTvr: Bringing virtual reality to the masses

Since Palmer Luckey and his crew at Oculus have decided that Macs just aren't good enough for his overpriced, overhyped, and late-to-market virtual reality headset, those of us who use Macs and iOS devices will just have to go elsewhere. Fortunately there are some good inexpensive solutions already (ViewMaster, anyone?) and now the good folks at DODOcase in San Francisco have a nifty VR viewer going through crowdfunding. The DODOcase SMARTvr just launched on Indiegogo, and you can pre-order by backing the device for as little as $28.

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