Week that was

Week That Was: 12th January

Week That Was: 12th January

Welcome to the Week That Was on, where we bring you the highlights, biggest news and hottest topics from the world of VR, AR and MR business in the last seven days.


Top Stories

CES: HTC Announces High Res Vive Pro

3K VR headset to release this quarter with built-in audio and new strap.

CES: Oculus Partners Xiaomi

New standalone Oculus Go headset to be manufactured by Xiaomi, with China-only variant.

CES: Looxid Labs Wins Best of Innovation Award

The mobile VR headset that can read your mind...

CES: HTC Announces High Res Vive Pro


CES: TPCAST To Provide Wireless WMR Support

Chinese tech co developing a universal wireless VR module offering a plug-and-play solution to HMD OEMs, starting with Windows Mixed Reality.

CES: Vuzix Unveils Blade AR Smartglasses

The first truly wearable pair of lightweight Augmented Reality smart glasses for consumers and enterprise.

CES: Black Box VR Innovation Award Honoree

The world’s first fully automated cable resistance machine that integrates Virtual Reality and eSports with Vive.

CES: Virtual Reality Industry Forum Publishes Guidelines

VRIF encourages VR professionals to work together to protect content, enable monetisation and create powerful experiences for users.

CES: uSensAR Brings AR To Two Billion Android Users

SLAM-based solution to accelerate Augmented Reality adoption for low-end processors, sensors and cameras.

CES: Realmax Previews Biggest Ever FoV AR Glasses

100-degree mobile Augmented Reality Glasses supported by multi-platform AR creation tool.

CES: Intel To Broadcast The Olympic Winter Games In VR

First-ever live Virtual Reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games is also the largest scale immersive media event to date.

CES: Intel Opens Volumetric Content Studio

LA-based facility boasts the world’s largest volumetric video stage; designed for the next generation of immersive media.

CES: Intel Launches Smallest Virtual Reality-Capable System Ever

Meet the new small form-factor PC that's been introduced as the ‘Intel VR Machine’.

CES: Vuze VR Camera Upgrades

Humaneyes adds functionality to its range of Virtual Reality cameras.

CES: Multiplayer Wireless VR From Displaylink

2018 looks like being the year of wireless Virtual Reality, as demonstrated by this racket ball head-to-head game.

CES: Tactical Haptics Debuts Reconfigurable VR Controllers

Innovative controllers slot together for various Virtual Reality scenarios, demonstrated with new game, Colony Defense.

CES: NetEase Unveils $30 AR Glasses

Chinese tech co aims Augmented Reality squarely at the consumer, fires shots at HoloLens and Magic Leap.

CES: Lenovo Launches First Standalone Daydream VR HMD

The Mirage Solo Virtual Reality headset will be joined by a 180-degree camera by the middle of the year.

CES: Vive Video Now Includes Vimeo

HTC upgrades its native VR video player with additional curated content.

CES: Viveport's Biggest Upgrade Since Launch

Online software store enables VR Previews in a new ‘Virtual Reality-first approach’.

CES: Official Vive Wireless VR Adaptor Revealed

HTC shows 60Ghz Virtual Reality add-on utilising Intel’s WiGig technology.

CES: Vuzix Unveils Blade AR Smartglasses

Interviews And Opinion

What’s On The Immersive Horizon In 2018?

Dr Adrian Leu, INITION's CEO, takes a quick look into his crystal ball to see what’s in store for VR, AR and MR in 2018.

What’s On The Immersive Horizon In 2018?


Six Of The Best: 8th January

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent VR, AR and MR stories.

Six Of The Best: 8th January




XR Games Gets $2.6m Investment

Capital to develop mobile and arcade Virtual Reality games based on licensed IP.


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