Magic wand makers are increasingly using virtual-reality technology to create and manage their magical devices, and the new version of the wand, the VR Wand, offers a new level of power and functionality.
Read moreRead moreThe new version, which we’ll be reviewing in full tomorrow, is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 32GB of storage and a 4,800mAh battery.
The VR Wand is built for speed, which means it’s one of the fastest handheld devices we’ve seen so far, and we can’t wait to see what else it can do.
First, though, the specs.
The wand is a very powerful device, with a top speed of 1.9Gbps on our test bench, which equates to a theoretical battery life of more than 30 hours of continuous play.
That’s a big jump over the wand’s predecessor, the Oculus Rift VR headset, which averaged around 10 hours of play.
The new wand’s performance is also significantly better than the previous model, with the VR wand recording a theoretical 5.8fps on the test bench and a theoretical 8fps at full brightness.
To make the VR Wands performance even better, we also tested it on our own gaming PC with a GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
While it’s possible to do this on a smartphone, we’ve not yet tested the Rift on a PC, so we can only compare performance between the VRWand and its predecessor.
We also tested the VR wands performance with the Razer Hydra 3 wireless gaming headset, with its high-end wireless charging technology, which helps the VRwands battery life go up to 8 hours and up to 13 hours on average.
With its built-in USB 3.0 port, the Rift can connect to the VR-Wand for charging, which allows for up to 10 hours on one charge.
The wireless charging feature also doubles as an Ethernet port, which is great for connecting an external display to your PC or Mac, as the VRs built-on USB 3 port makes connecting external displays a breeze.
Lastly, we tested the device on the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
With its high resolution, ultra-wide field of view and positional tracking, the HTC VIVE VR headset offers a truly immersive VR experience that feels like it’s directly in your head.
In our test, the battery life was only 7 hours on a single charge, with an average of just over 13 hours of battery life on each charge.
The VRWands battery will last a very long time, especially when compared to its predecessor, which only lasted 8 hours on our average test run.
For that matter, we can say with confidence that the VRWAVE will last more than a year on a charge.
This year marks the launch of the new wand, and as we’ve previously written, there are two major upgrades coming to the wand.
First, there’s the addition of a built-to-order version of each wand that can be customized.
The second upgrade is a new design that can now be purchased for just $99.
The first wand we tested, the Razer Orb, sold for $199 and features a high-res OLED screen and a metal body, while the new Razer Orb 2 is $219 and features an OLED screen, an acrylic body and a curved plastic housing.
The Razer Orb’s screen is a 1,920 x 1,080 OLED screen with a 2560×1440 resolution.
This resolution isn’t the highest you’ll find on a tablet, but it’s far higher than the resolution found on the Rift.
The Orb 2 also sports a curved OLED screen (albeit one that’s less glossy than the original) with a 2,048 x 1.4 lens, which makes it look a lot like a Nexus 7.
The screen on the Orb 2 has a 4ms response time and can produce a 4K video, which isn’t as good as the Rift, but still provides great picture quality.
With that in mind, the new design is a little more sleek, with two plastic wheels attached to the side of the display.
The wheel can be removed to change the orientation of the screen, which could prove to be a useful feature for VR wand users.
Another interesting feature of the Razer orb 2 is that it’s made from a combination of glass and metal, making it more durable and more lightweight than the Razer, but also much heavier.
The Razer Orb comes with a battery that can last up to six days on a full charge, but the Orb will only last three days on one.
The battery life is also more accurate than the old Razer orb, which was plagued with manufacturing issues that led to its downfall.
The final upgrade for the Razer wand is its integrated wireless charging system.
The orb 2 also comes with an integrated wireless charger, and it features a wireless charging port on the front.
The charging port connects to the Razer’s built-ins wireless charging pad, which has a 3.