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PlayStation VR Makes It Into Time Magazine's 2016 Best Inventions List

By Chaps , Nov 21, 2016 04:00 AM EST
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PSVR fans, great news! It's that time of the year again that Time Magazine selects the best inventions that are making our lives easier, more convenient, and definitely worthwhile. And of course, it's not a surprise if any of the newest gaming consoles or accessories would make it into the Top 25, after all, video games and their platforms make our lives more worthwhile, right?

This year, we congratulate Sony for having their recently released gaming platform to make it to Time Magazine's 2016 Best Inventions, what else? The PlayStation VR! Aside from amazing solar panels that don't stick out and shoes that don't need your hands to tie (they can tie themselves), the Sony PSVR made it into the Top 25 Inventions!

Time Magazine reported, "In order to access the most cutting-edge virtual reality, people typically have to shell out thousands of dollars--not just for a headset (like the $800 HTC Vive), but for a computer that's powerful enough to support it. Sony's PlayStation VR, by contrast, is designed to work with a console that millions of people already own: the PlayStation 4."

The PlayStation VR in Time's Best Inventions List 2016 was named as "the headset leading a virtual revolution" and is considered a "boon for gamers" since they now have an easier access to experience virtual reality.

Sony PSVR was released in October and Sony had mentioned that its sales are on track. PlayStation VR price is $400 and it needs a PS4 and a PlayStation camera. It has a 1920x1080 full HRD OLED display. It also boasts 120Hz refresh rate so it can render games at 120fps, higher than what HTC Vive is offering (90Hz).

Other items that were able to make it into Time's Best Inventions 2016 were Hello Sense (an alarm clock that can monitor your sleep cycles, gauge temp and light), Quip (a smart toothbrush that reminds users to shift positions), sweet potatoes that were cross bred to be rich in Vitamin A, Tiangong-2 (China's Space Station), and Apple Airpods (no headphone jacks but have microphones and are able to detect when they're inside your ears).

What do you think of Sony PlayStation VR making it into the 2016 Top 25 Inventions List? Do you think it deserves to be on the list compared to its VR rivals such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift? Are you thinking about getting the shoes that tie themselves so you don't have to bend down each time? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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