Oculus-Go

Virtual reality always seems on the cusp of taking off. If we had to venture a guess as to why it hasn’t yet, pretty high on our list of ideas would be the fact that you need a solid PC to make that headset work or, for some models, a smartphone. Oculus saw this first hand with the Rift. Their solution? Oculus Go. Oculus Go is a virtual reality headset that doesn’t require a PC or wires. That means you can have an immersive experience without being tied to your desktop. You’ll be able to play over 1,000 VR games, access social apps, delve into 360° experiences, and much more wherever you take it. Designed to be breathable and comfortable, the headset will even work with glasses. There are integrated speakers, a 2560 x 1440 resolution display, and an audio jack should you want to use your own headphones. The Oculus Go should be available some time early next year.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.