Oculus Rift: 2013’s best, most innovative hardware

Wow. The brand new headphone is awesome. I mean it is just so beautiful and so advanced. I pity individuals who grew up without the headphone.

Progress and innovation. These are things we constantly aspire to in the technological sphere, and without a doubt there have been a number of innovations in 2013. Which of these have been the most momentous and profound however? You might think my first choice would be Playstation 4 or Xbox One, however one device stands out for me above all the others, partly because its a huge leap forward in what up until now has been a minefield of failed devices, and partly just because its really cool.

Yes, the Oculus Rift is the latest and greatest in virtual reality (or VR) technology.

It has already won awards including the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award as well as a Golden Joystick Award for Innovation of the Year, proving that Im not the only person who thinks that it should be at the top of the innovation list.

Oculus VR, a company founded by Palmer Lucky and id Software co-founder John Carmack, initially funded the Rift through an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign. Their initial asking amount was US$250 000, which was funded in four hours. They went on to raise over US$2.4-million through Kickstarter alone and an additional US$13.6-million through other avenues resulting in a total of US$16 million. Money!

Whats it all about?

What is the Oculus Rift? It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, and I suppose it might well be exactly that. Its a Head-Mounted Display (HMD), which allows gamers to see in stereoscopic 3D, and provides an immersive gaming experience as players can turn their heads within the game and play in a fully 3D environment.

The initial prototype was made using a 5.6? screen, but for a variety of reasons, Oculus VR changed their design to a 7? screen, which means the headset is somewhat bulkier than originally intended. On the plus side however the specs of the new panel means that there is less lag and motion blur when the player turns their head quickly as the pixel switching time is faster. The stereoscopic 3D is no longer 100% overlapping either, which means that the left and right eyes see a little extra either side and it mimics normal human vision in a much more realistic manner.

The field of view is 90 degrees, more than double that of many similar devices and its this that really sets the Oculus Rift apart from so many other VR HMDs. It is intended to entirely fill the wearers field of view and the real world is blocked out to such an extent that the immersive experience is heightened exponentially.

In the developer version, which is the only one currently available, the resolution is 1280800. In the consumer version which is still in development, the expected resolution is 19201080. The image for each eye is shown as a pincushioned image, a distortion that is then corrected by lenses within the headset, generating a spherically mapped image for each eye.

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John Carmack, one of the legendary creators of equally legendary shooter Doom, requested a special firmware for the head tracker that makes it run at 250Hz as opposed to the usual 125Hz, as the tracker latency is vital for the realism in response time. The latest version uses a combination of 3-axis gyros, accelerometers and magnetometers making it capable of head orientation tracking without any resulting drift. This means you can look around naturally, much as you would in real life, and every movement of your head is tracked in real-time. This creates a subtle, intuitive and most importantly, completely natural experience. Its also designed to be comfortable to wear, and so is relatively lightweight, weighing only 369g, and Oculus VR compares it to the weight of a heavy pair of ski goggles.

It sounds very impressive, but its important to remember that games will need to be specially designed to work correctly with the Rift, and Oculus VR has produced a software development kit to assist developers in integrating the Oculus Rift into their games successfully.

Team Fortress 2 was the first game to add support for the developer version and a number of other well-known titles have since followed suit.

More importantly however are games such as The Gallery: Six Elements, which was the first game that was designed specifically with the Oculus Rift in mind as opposed to merely adding Rift support to an existing game.

Impressively the Oculus Rift also runs on Mac, Linux and Windows, so theyre not cutting out any operating systems. You can order a development kit for US$300 although costs for the consumer version are not yet known, but Oculus VR have insisted that Our goal is to deliver the highest quality virtual reality experience at a price that all gamers (and their parents) can afford.

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Its important to note that I think part of what makes this piece of technology so exciting and accessible is the fact that Oculus VR has kept its Kickstarter backers informed every step of the way. Long after reaching their target it still posted links, tests and demos it was conducting, awards and press it had received, and updates with regards to how the development of the technology was progressing. Why? Well everyone who funded this campaign, and even those who didnt, have a vested interest in how this turns out, and their excitement and the hard work theyve put in to get here is infectious and well documented you cant help but get excited along with them.

For me the Oculus Rift is without a doubt the most exciting and innovative piece of hardware that has made its way onto the market in 2013, and its progressed even since I saw it at E3, so in 6 short months, theyve taken some major strides forward. Although only the development kit is currently available, a consumer version is due to hit the market sometime soon and I foresee a very bright future for this, the next step in immersive Virtual Reality technology.

If you work with DP3400 two way radios at work, then you need to look at these earpieces

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Last time we mentioned that James Bond might use the earpiece were about to describe if he were helping a mate to guard a nightclub. We realize that its a bizarre situation to find yourself in, but its probably happened a couple of times in some early Ian Fleming drafts…(Editors Note: Wow. Thats quite a tangent. Well done).

The DP3400 earpiece looks good, works well and doesnt cost a lot of money. You really cant fault it on its merits.

The DP3400 earpiece features an HQ PTT earpiece that provides incredible clarity and depth of sound. Any instruction, even if a laryngitis-stricken Muttley delivers it to you from a library somewhere, will be clear, clean and crisp to the ear.

But thats not all, not by a long shot. The transparent tube is almost invisible, designed specifically for secrecy and discretion; it even comes with an extra earbud.

It even has (and we swear were not making this up) a hidden micro-speaker located at the base of the centre of the PTT switch.

Earpieceonline lists this product at 27.50, but that strikes us a genuine bargain. This earpiece is covert, brilliantly made and extremely high quality. It is also durable and hard wearing. Of most of the devices we have looked at to date, this DP3400 earpiece is unquestionably the coolest looking. By way of performance, it’s also the best one we have seen so far.

The DP3400 earpiece is compatible with LOADS of Motorola (and Motorola TRBO radios) including (but by no means limited to): DP, DGP, XPR and XiR Series. XiR-P8200, XiR-P8208, XiR-P8260, XiR-P8268, XPR6300, XPR6350, XPR6500, XPR6550, DGP-4150, DGPTM 4150+, DGPTM 6150, DGPTM 6150+, DP-3400, DP-3401, DP-3600 and DP-3601.

Overall, this is a fine device. The DP3400 is an excellent earpiece, available at a pretty competitive price, with a cool, functional design and a lot going for it. No, this isnt the same model that the CIA use when guarding Mr. Obama, but it isnt a hundred million miles removed, either. This earpiece will do a good job, whilst at the same time not breaking the bank.

Next episode, we will bid you a tearful goodbye as we embark on the last in our series of two-way radio earpieces. Well be looking at the most expensive item on this list and making some more dumb jokes, stick around.

Plantronics Headset- Famous for high noise cancellation

Without giving too much about this earpiece piece, but I found it remarkable and significant to what I’m currently doing.

Plantronics has made a blast in the field of headsets because of unique and exclusive features its products are in great demand in the market. The most recent product of Plantronics is Plantronics CS540. It’s beneficial for those who wants to use it especially for music listening. The gadget is easy to use as it set around a central metal spring clip with the dimensions of 47.95 x 25.50 x 16.45mm, 11mm thick and 16mm fat at the end. Its weight is not more than 20g. It’s simply designed with an out wrapping of rubberized black; it permits you to attach everything up to 4mm thick. A Micro-USB charging socket is secreted on the base of the Clipper and lives under a separate flap, mirrored by the 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. It’s simple to control the gadget. On the body an encircling multi function button is erected that suggests the volume up and down. The distinctive thing about it is that it works like Bluetooth Headset. The multi tasking button has the features to dial, accept or reject a call.

Further more you can also pass over the unwanted tracks and can mute your mic while using a talk. It takes 2 hours for charging and will give you 6 hours of talk time. If you will use it you will be pleased with the incredible results.

Convenience is the 1st priority of the present age that can be enhanced by getting a cordless headset. If you want to realize yourself a free guy then engage yourself with the Cordless Plantronics Headset and get rid from your old weary cords. These headsets are available for the house use and also for the offices. As in call centers it prevents their longer tired. Because it’s a hand free device so it allows the mobile phone user to do his work also with doing any important work. You can change your mode by listening the music of your own choice. The additional function of amplifier cleans up the call and makes better the quality of your call. Its advantages don’t here but it also delivers numerous health benefits. The recent research has been proved that it has reduced the worries of different musical groups. Moreover it offers you a wider range of movement especially for the neck, head and shoulders. It has reduced the stress of your muscles. It makes easier to do your job with complete satisfaction.

The Plantronics CS540 Headset is famous for high noise cancellation. They are equipped with Plantronics’s own noise cancellation technology Noise Blackout Extreme. They have noise blackout microphones and dual microphones for adding clearness and lucidity. You can chat about job functions while performing your job. Your conversations will be clear for both of you and the other one to whom you correspond with while using the headsets. They also feature automatic volume control which bend to your environment which allows the conversation to sound completely natural and to flow with clearness despite loud noise and activity in your area.

Geoff Ward, Boston Bruins coach, tosses earpiece into fan’s beer

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Who doesn’t like a fan giveaway while attending an NHL game? You know, a keepsake to remember your amazing (and pricey!) experience: Hats, bobblehead dolls, magnetic calendars, a used earpiece tossed into your lap by an NHL assistant coach.

Wait, whaaaaat?

Witness Boston Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward taking out his earpiece and tossing over his shoulder, as it lands in what appears to be a Boston Bruins fan’s beer during their 3-2 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night:

Should have been you, Bob Beers …

A few reactions to this moment, first captured by Barstool Sports (watch it in GIF form there):

1. Ew. Gross.

2. It appears the earpiece is malfunctioning, which is why Ward decides to rid his auditory system of the equipment. It’s pretty much the hockey version of Luke switching off his targeting computer during the attack on the Death Star, only with 100 percent less Obi-Wan Kenobi and 100 percent more NHL assistant coach ear funk landing near a fan’s beverage.

3. The entire clip is sold on that one moment when the fan looks up to the heavens, wondering what exactly had fallen on him during a Bruins game. Being that it’s Boston, we imagine he was relieved it wasn’t projectile vomit.

4. Not for nothing, but that’s a hell of a circus shot. You could win H-O-R-S-E with a shot like that.

5. No, seriously, ew. Gross.

If you’re the fan in the clip above, drop us a line at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. If only to let us know definitively if the earpiece went in your beer. And whether you drank it.

Is The Motorola Bluetooth Earpiece Weird Fitting?

With such a lot of information around the net about earpiece’s it’s hard to discover the best and most honest information. here’s an article from a reputable site that i believe to be veritable, don’t quote me on it but please read and enjoy

It is a fact that hands free technology for mobile phones have been around for quite a long time now.
However, with all those dangling wires, you are never really free. It can be uncomfortable making and taking calls with all those wires dangling and snagging parts of your body and other objects. This is why Motorola offers a new kind of hands free technology called Bluetooth earpiece or Bluetooth headsets.

Thanks to Motorola’s new hands free headsets, you get to enjoy freedom from wires thanks to its use of Bluetooth technology.  This technology has been used by cell phones, to allow for file transfers.  Today, you’ll find Bluetooth in many other devices, allowing them to link together in a way never thought possible a few short years ago.  This enables you to connect a Bluetooth enabled phone with a Bluetooth enabled printer, allowing you the ability to print images, or print out your phone book easily.

Motorola is one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world. With their state of the art phone with the latest technology integrated, you will definitely want one for your own. They offer convenience as well as quality to their products. Most new Motorola models today are now Bluetooth capable for more convenience to users.

With this technology, they also took it another step forward by providing their customers with yet another innovation in Bluetooth technology. The Motorola Bluetooth earpiece or headset is now widely available in the market today to serve as an accessory to their phone and also other Bluetooth capable phones.

This is a convenient tool that you can use anywhere you go. If you are a person who is always on the go and prefers not to miss any calls or if you want additional convenience in mobile phone usage, you should consider getting one of the Motorola Bluetooth earpiece or headset.

Quality audio of course is a very important concern for earpieces. What good is it, if you cant hear, or if your speech sounds garbled on the other end. The key benefit of this Motorola earpiece is that even if its noisy around you, you’ll still be able to hear.  Also, the person you’re speaking with will be able to hear you just like you there was no one around.  No more shouting.

Gone are the days of ear pieces that didn’t sit well on your ear.  Special attention went into the design of the earpiece to ensure that it was ergonomically correct.  Its lightweight and comes complete with comfort features that will follow the contours of your ear.  Not surprisingly, people has said that they dont even notice they are wearing the earpiece until someone called them.

Now that is comfort.
Another quality that you can expect with Motorola Bluetooth earpiece is that it offers a lot of talk time and standby time hours. This means that you won’t need to recharge the batteries frequently.
So, if you want a wire free to communicate with your family, friends, or business associates by using your mobile phone, you should only consider getting the best in wireless hands free device, which is the Motorola Bluetooth earpiece. It will provide you with comfort, style, and maximum audio quality.

Walkie Talkie Rentals

For a long time people have been telling me that relations, love and happiness are the most important things in life…Today I realise that I can take or leave all that so long as I have this radio accessory in the world.

headset. earphonesUsing walkie talkies is becoming quite prevalent after getting been utilized in the military too as with law enforcement departments for lengthy. Before age the cell phones, which we currently ignore, walkie talkies were utilised broadly to be able to facilitate communication and connectivity between people and departments that must be in contact. Because of the interest in these items and services, you will find a number of firms that provide radio rental fees that are also being lapped up by a lot of customers in the organization in addition to individual arenas.

If this involves walkie talkies, they are in great use within outside communication including in public places safety, outside entertainment and health facilities in addition to regulating and security usages. You will find a lot of uses which require communication ‘on the go’ when it comes to having the ability to be in contact with central agencies even just in the wild or possibly in inaccessible areas and that’s why radio rental fees have been in great demand. Make a camping party going into mountainous ranges, where no mobile facility can be obtained. It’s here the rental fees will come in quite handy and assistance to save lives. You will find many situations in medical problems along with other situations where such radio sets comes in quite handy and let people link to individuals who are able to help bring succor and assistance to individuals need.

You will find also other cases when in marine patrols in addition to wildlife monitoring, walkie talkies are broadly used which will make radio rental fees quite in position. You can get a large host of contemporary radio products which are quite compact in addition to handy and assist in developing a system of effective and mobile communication in far flung and otherwise inaccessible areas. It’s understandable that lengthy prior to the creation of mobile telephony that has taken the planet by storm, radio systems have indeed been broadly being used mainly by various government and security agencies within the needs from the sovereignty of the nation.

It’s been observed recently that radio rental fees are now being acquired off for a number of toys that derive from the radio technology due to the miniaturization which has happened. You will find certain wavelengths by which such the help are actually permitted.

You can visit the internet to find more useful information about getting walkies talkies on rent. You will lots of websites where you will find different package. Choose 4 to 5 top websites and evaluate their services and prices and eventually you will choose the best package for walkies talkies rental.

SJ Linking Systems is a Walkie-Talkie rental and sales company, located at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, CA. They specialize in two way radio communication equipment Los Angeles and walkie talkie rental Los Angeles for special events and sales for hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, retail, security and warehouses. They are an Authorized Motorola Business Two-Way Radio Reseller and we carry all the applicable surveillance headsets and accessories. The Motorola Business Line of Two-Way Radios includes the CLS Series, DTR and RDX Series. Visit SjLinkingSystems.com if you are looking to find top quality Motorola two way radios at best price.

Taking a Look at the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece

audioWhilst many of my readers might be keen on some of my own content pieces, here’s one i discovered whilst surfing around blog.com it is far better written than I could ever expect to achieve. Maybe in the future I’ll get to this level, you never know.

To some people functionality is far more important than elegance and style.
They need a Bluetooth headset or accessory that performs a specific function: to give them the ability to talk while keeping their hands free. That is not a bad thing. But if you are going to be wearing the headset all day or while in public, why not choose an accessory that is not only functional but elegant?

The two finally combine in the new Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece. You get all of the benefits of having a Bluetooth accessory but it is wrapped up in a very stylish package that makes it look good.
The standard Bluetooth headset is a pretty familiar design and shape that you have undoubtedly seen many times. You have an earpiece that goes up and around the back of your ear to hold the Bluetooth assembly in place. The earpiece is connected to a bulky device that lays along your ear pointed towards the front of your face.

It really is not that attractive. However, the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece immediately stands out because of its modern and sleek design.
The very first thing you will notice about the Discovery 925 is the sleek design. If you were to just see it lying on the table, you would probably think it was a lapel pin or an art nouveau earring. The working component of the 925 is shaped like a diamond and the microphone extends out in a triangle shape.

It is very sleek and modern. But it does not rely on looks alone to make sales, as the 925 is one of the best Bluetooth accessories on the market these days.
The Discovery 925 features AudioIQ Noise Control works as a filter to eliminate background noise. And though it only has a five hour talk time, it does allow for its patented On-the-Go Charging. The On-the-Go Charging is a special and unique feature that allows you to plug in the case, without the earpiece being in it, and it will charge itself.

That is real convenience.
So how much would you expect to pay for such a functional yet elegant Bluetooth accessory? Would you pay $100, $150 or more? Relax because you do not have too. You can easily find the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece for around $80, which is an absolute steal.
Oh and as a bonus to entice you further, the Discovery 925 comes with three different sized ear pieces so you can have the right fit.

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The PD782, PD785 & PD702 Hytera Radios are beginning to take some of the digital market from.

earpieceMy basic review of a new earpiece it begins well, looks quite cool, is simple to run and actually energy efficient, the earpiece really is a top quality item. Im pleased I bought it, read more below.

The PD782, PD785 and PD702 Hytera radios are affordable, as well as being easy to use and providing high quality audio. This is a good combination when it comes to two-way radios, a technology that, by definition, needs to be durable, easily replaceable and effortlessly useable in case of emergency.

The parent company, Hytera, have been operating since 1993 and in that time they have developed a strong reputation as an industry leader. In short, they are in the process of cultivating a trusted international brand. Hytera are an emerging brand with a considerable track record for producing quality technology at premium prices.

Another likely source of Hyteras recent success is the effectiveness of the Hytera earpiece. The Hytera multi-pin earpiece is designed for use with the PD702 and PD782 radio models. It features excellent playback, as well as being solid and durable. This Hytera earpiece is available for around 40.00 and is a professional level model, proving highly effective for many modern surveillance exercises.

Returning to the two-way radio discussion, Hytera radios include a number of advanced features, including a robust design, as well as a full colour LCD display, something that is a rarity in todays market. There are also a high number of messaging options.

The PD785 is IP57 rated. This means that it can even be completely submerged for up to 30 minutes without obtaining any significant damage. It can also switch between analogue and digital mode and features full digital encryption.

Hytera have received a boost in sales because they have created a series of products that are up-to-date, hardwearing and professional. Two-way radios need to be reliable as a matter of fact, which is why these products are selling so well.

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Virtual reality headset recreates England rugby squad training experience

Without giving too much about this headphone piece, but I thought it remarkable and related to what Im now doing.

O2 and the England rugby team announce Wear the Rose, a “360-degree virtual reality sports experience” placing the wearer within the England Elite Player Squad

Using the Oculus Rift headset, fans will be immersed in a “multi-sensory take-over and feel as though they are part of the Senior England Rugby Team”.

The experience is designed to place the viewer within a training session on the pitch, participating in genuine drills directed by England Attacking Skills Coach Mike Catt, and featuring team talks from Captain Chris Robshaw.

Headset wearers will also feel what it’s like to be tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receive a pass from fullback Mike Brown.

Wear the Rose was created by using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras in a custom built gimble, specifically designed to exploit the capabilities of the Oculus Rift 3D headset.

After developing the technology to capture the video, it took a further 160 hours of filming and 320 hours of development to create an experience that allows users to turn their head in any direction, with the content responding and moving in unison, displaying a full 360-degree visual spectrum.

Style Your New iPhone 5!

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