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This Vive Tracker turns anything into a VR peripheral

Slap it on real-world objects to suck them into your virtual environment

The HTC Vive is already one of our favourite things ever – heck, we bestowed upon it a coveted Gadget of the Year 2016 award – and the best VR headset around. And it just got even better. How? By opening up more and more peripherals. Slap the upcoming Vive Tracker on real-world objects and they’ll become part of your virtual environment. So far we’ve seen it work with a gun, a pair of gloves, even a fire hose. The only limits are humanity’s imagination, a six-hour battery life… oh, and your bank balance. Each tracker will cost US$100. But, just think of yourself engaging in a virtual Time Crisis and all your money worries are as wisps of smoke from a gun barrel.   

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Tech journalism's answer to The Littlest Hobo, I've written for a host of titles and lived in three different countries in my 15 years-plus as a freelancer. But I've always come back home to Stuff eventually, where I specialise in writing about cameras, streaming services and being tragically addicted to Destiny.

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Cameras, drones, video games, film and TV

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