updated 10:35 am EST, Mon December 4, 2006
While VR headsets have largely fallen by the wayside, products like NaturalPoint's TrackClip PRO are salvaging some of the benefits. The PRO, shipping today, clips on to an existing pair of over-the-ear headphones, tracking a user's head movements in PC games. Motions are exaggerated so that a user doesn't have turn completely away from a monitor. NaturalPoint boasts that the PRO has a full six degrees of freedom, meaning that in supported titles, players can tilt or thrust their view as well as rotate it. Some notable games in the lineup include EVE Online, GTR 2, and Flight Simulator X. The TrackClip PRO can be bought online for $40.