Vir­tual-re­al­ity head­set

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Com­pany: Ex­panse Price: US$80 Avail­abil­ity: Early 2017

COM­PA­NIES SUCH as Sam­sung and Face­book’s Ocu­lus pro­mote their vir­tual-re­al­ity head­sets by high­light­ing awe-in­spir­ing 3-D ex­pe­ri­ences for gam­ing and vir­tual travel. But one of the most pop­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties among early adopters of the tech­nol­ogy is less novel: watch­ing 2-D movies and TV. When you slot your smart­phone into Ex­panse’s forth­com­ing head­set, you can watch Net­flix and Hulu or play con­ven­tional 2-D mo­bile games on what ap­pears to be a big screen. The de­vice can’t sim­u­late depth, but it of­fers sig­nif­i­cantly higher res­o­lu­tion than VR head­sets be­cause it doesn’t need mag­ni­fy­ing lenses or a sep­a­rate dis­play for each eye.

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