The new year is upon us, which means new technology is coming down the pike.
Last year saw the launch of a nearly bezel-less iPhone, fantastic new games like “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” a stunning (and not exploding!) Galaxy Note 8, and the ultra-loud Google Home Max — but the tech world isn’t slowing down in 2018.
In order to prepare for the exciting year to come, members of Business Insider’s tech team weighed in on what they’re most looking forward to in 2018.
From new VR headsets to flagship phones, here’s the tech we’re most excited about:
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Oculus Go / Oculus Santa Cruz
Steven Tweedie, deputy editor:
“Oculus Go is Facebook’s upcoming standalone headset, which will be its first to not require a gaming PC or Samsung smartphone — everything you need is contained in the headset itself. The relatively low price point and enclosed design should make casual VR use more of a thing, and should get more people trying out the medium, which is exactly what the VR ecosystem needs right now.
“The tracking will still be limited compared to the Oculus Rift when it comes to the level of tracking, but it comes with a motion controller and Oculus’ library of games, which immediately gives it an advantage over other entry-level headsets, like Google’s Cardboard or Samsung’s Gear VR.
“Facebook’s Santa Cruz headset will be the high-end alternative to Oculus Go, in that it won’t require a PC or smartphone, but it will have a more robust tracking solution, allowing for people to lean down and around in addition to rotating their head. It will also feature hand controllers similar to Oculus’ Touch controllers for the Rift. Oculus says Santa Cruz will be given out to developers in ‘early 2018,’ but there’s Read More Here