Meta’s Quest Pro headphones are coming next month, but there are always leaks to spoil the party. In a video by Ramiro Cárdenas, you can see a black headset with three cameras on the front that resembles the minimal flashes we’ve seen from the Project Cambria headset. Cardenas said multiple devices (labeled “engineering samples”) were left in a hotel room. Oh!
We also took a closer look at a couple of new controllers, with a new design replacing the previous ones in loop. The package says “Meta Quest Pro” so that’s probably the name. The hype may have died down, but the technology has continued to advance. Expect better motion tracking, higher quality displays, and more.
Virtual reality should get another boost in the next 12 months. Alongside Meta’s new headset, Sony’s PS VR 2 headset will appear next year. Actually, expect to hear more about the PlayStation VR titles later today.
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The Flip 4 is also $100 off.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the pinnacle of its foldable smartphone lineup, but it’s also the company’s most expensive phone at $1,800. If you’ve been eyeing one but find the price tag hard to swallow, there’s good news. You can already get one for $1,600 ($200 off) on Amazon, just a few weeks after it went on sale. (And my favorite flip phone, the Z Flip 4, is also on sale for $900, a $1,000 discount.)
The software features a redesigned lock screen.
Apple has released iOS 16 for all of us, and the theme is customization. Apple redesigned the iPhone lock screen. You can now modify the font and accent color of the on-screen clock and date to better match your wallpaper. You can even create multiple lock screens and link them to specific focus modes. Oh, and you can make stickers from photos. The software is available on iPhone 8 and later devices.
4K and fast shooting speeds for less than $1,000.
The Canon EOS R10 offers some nice features for a sub-$1,000 camera: reliable 4K 60p autofocus, super slow motion, flip-up screen, built-in flash, and super-fast shooting. However, the sensor can produce a rolling shutter, and for some reasons, it’s not the best low-light camera. Take a look at our full verdict.
The company also previewed more discovery features.
Roku’s new subwoofer, the Wireless Bass, costs $130. That’s $50 less than the Roku Wireless Bass Pro, and there are some compromises. It has a 5.25-inch subwoofer, compared to the Pro’s 10-inch subwoofer, and it’s front-firing rather than downwards. The Wireless Bass also has less oomph, with 120W of peak power versus 250W on the Wireless Bass Pro. Roku also revealed a new version of its entry-level streaming media player, the Roku Express. The latest model comes with dual-band WiFi, which will likely improve streaming performance. The $30 device streams video in 1080p quality, so you’ll need to consider other models if you want to watch 4K TV and movies.
A new Pixelbook was reportedly “very far along in development.”
According to an internal memo reported by the edge, Google is killing the development of its Pixelbook laptop. Apparently, he has “closed” the team working on the next generation of the device. The move means that Google has officially finished making laptops after almost a decade of experimenting with laptops. Will this mean more resources dedicated to the company’s big-screen version of Android?
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