Virtual reality was one of the marquee tech trends of last year, but it’s gone a little stale.
Facebook is trying to shake that up with its Oculus Connect developer conference Wednesday. Special guest CNET editor Scott Stein and I talk about what it’s going to take for virtual reality to be something anyone would want — and not just hardcore tech enthusiasts and early adopters.
Facebook seems to be heading in the right direction,, a $199 VR headset that doesn’t need a PC or phone or annoying cables. It’s , and marks one of the cheapest way to try VR (remember, that cheap Gear VR headset requires an expensive phone to run).
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Has the VR craze swept you up yet? (The 3:59, Ep. 297)