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Wednesday, 10 April, 2024 UTC

Adam Savage's Live Stream: Friday, April 12, at 1 pm PT

Adam is just back from Hot Springs, AR, where he experienced the eclipse in totality -- and boy, does he have a LOT to say about that! Once he's finished his thoughts, he'll be taking Tested member questions about ... well, anything. Hope to see some ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 UTC

The State of Mixed-Reality Gaming in 2024

We go hands-on with Laser Dance, Starship Home, and other mixed-reality games shown at this year's Game Developers Conference! With both the Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro now in the hands of gamers, we chat with developers about how they're implementing ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 29 February, 2024 UTC

Apple Vision Pro In-Depth Review!

It's finally time to break down and analyze the technology and experiences of Apple Vision Pro in our comprehensive review. One month after its release, we've learned so much about what Apple calls Spatial Computing, uncovering interesting design choices ... more - tested@youtube

Sunday, 24 December, 2023 UTC

What Would the MythBusters of Today Look Like?!

It's a reunion for Adam Savage and his former MythBusters showrunner, Emmy-nominated executive producer Dan Tapster! Dan explains his former role, including his responsibility to protect a highly creative and fast-paced environment. Dan and Adam also ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 7 December, 2023 UTC

Hands-On with Looking Glass Go "Holographic" Display!

We check out prototypes of the Looking Glass Go, a portable multi-view display that can show 3D photos, videos, and rendered imagery that pops out from the frame without the need for 3D glasses or eye tracking. Looking Glass CEO Shawn Frayne demos the ... more - tested@youtube

Monday, 9 October, 2023 UTC

Meta Quest 3 In-Depth Review!

We test and review the new Quest 3 virtual reality headset! From field-of-view testing to photography through-the-lens to check for image clarity, we put Meta's mixed-reality headset through its paces in this deep dive. We compare its performance and ... more - tested@youtube

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 UTC

Meta Quest 3 Hands-On Impressions!

We go hands-on with the new Meta Quest 3 virtual reality headset! Here's how it improves on the Quest 2, how its mixed reality features work, and how it compares with the Quest Pro. Let's dive into the details and answer all your questions about the Quest ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 19 September, 2023 UTC

Retina VR Quest: Bigscreen Beyond vs Pimax Crystal Review!

A week out from the annual Meta Connect conference, we review two virtual reality headsets that share the goal of giving PCVR users uncompromising visual fidelity from their gaming PCs. But the Bigscreen Beyond and Pimax Crystal could not be more different ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 6 June, 2023 UTC

Apple Vision Pro Hands-On Impressions!

We go hands-on with Apple's new Vision Pro mixed reality headset, and share our impressions in this deep dive of its features and capabilities. From the display stack and image quality to the gesture-based interface, here's what worked really well in ... more - tested@youtube

Monday, 5 June, 2023 UTC

The State of Augmented Reality Hardware

Just as Apple is expected to announnce its mixed reality headset, we visit this year's Augmented World Expo and demo the latest in augmented reality technologies. From monocles with micro OLEDs to a laptop with no screen at all, here are some demos that ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 7 April, 2023 UTC

Micro OLED VR Arrives: Bigscreen Beyond In-Depth

We spend a month living with the Bigscreen Beyond, using a development unit as our primary desktop virtual reality device! Norm shares long term impressions of using this $1000 PC VR headset, shows through-the-lens images, and discusses the good, the ... more - tested@youtube

Sunday, 19 March, 2023 UTC

Tested, The First 10 Years: 2014

Over the past 10 years, we've shot thousands of videos, met hundreds of makers, and filmed at events across the country and globe. Norm pulls from his archive of images photographed at Tested to walk down memory lane and share some behind the scenes stories ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 3 March, 2023 UTC

Tilt Five AR Gaming Glasses Review!

We review the Tilt Five augmented reality gaming glasses, which turn a tabletop game board into a platform for holographic gaming. Norm explains the pico-projector based hardware that makes the system work, compares the AR experience to other headsets, ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 16 February, 2023 UTC

PlayStation VR2 Review: PSVR2 Tested In-Depth!

The PlayStation VR2 is here! We've been testing Sony's newest virtual reality gaming headset for the past week, and run through its setup, hardware, display and optics, and unique Sense controllers. This wired headset brings the graphics quality of PC ... more - tested@youtube

Monday, 13 February, 2023 UTC

5K OLED VR Headset: Bigscreen Beyond Hands-On Impressions!

The makers of BigscreenVR recently visited our studio with a surprise: a high-resolution virtual reality headset they've been developing that, at 127 grams, aims to be the lightest desktop VR setup to date. Bigscreen's CEO Darshan Shankar introduces us ... more - tested@youtube

Sunday, 5 February, 2023 UTC

Ask Adam Savage: Ideal Kit for Mobile Cosplay Repair

Does Adam have any tips on avoiding mistakes while sewing? Is there a cosplay Adam has wanted to build but hasn't? What gear would Adam bring to a convention for cosplay repair? In this livestream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members Frank’s ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 31 January, 2023 UTC

HTC VIVE XR Elite Hands-On Impressions!

We go hands-on with HTC's VIVE XR Elite virtual reality headset to demo a few native games and experiences, sample wireless streaming VR from a desktop gaming PC, and check out features like its hot swappable battery and passthrough visuals. We also chat ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 13 January, 2023 UTC

Nreal Air Review: Don't Call These AR Glasses

We're going to see a lot of augmented reality devices hit the market this year, but the technology and use cases for these glasses are wide-ranging and still relatively nascent. Norm reviews the Nreal Air, one of the most popular smart glasses recently ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 5 January, 2023 UTC

Adam Savage's Replica Spacesuit Gloves Examined at the Smithsonian!

In our final video from Adam's most recent trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, it's Adam's turn to share an object from his collection with conservator Lisa Young. Adam brings his replicas of NASA's Phase IV EMU gloves for Lisa to examine ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 29 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Stunned by This NASA Prototype Apollo Spacesuit!

Adam is rendered speechless meeting this green Apollo AX-1L developmental pressure suit--an engineering prototype made by ILC Dover in the very early days of the Apollo program. Smithsonian objects conservator Lisa Young explains how spacesuit designers ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 23 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Admires The History of Rocket Engines

Walking through the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center hanger, Adam admires and reflects on the history of modern rocket engines that were the stepping stones to human spaceflight. With each visit to the National Air and Space Museum, Adam discovers something ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 16 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Examines the Apollo A5-L Spacesuit!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: or download our free app: At the National Air and Space Museum’s Conservation Lab, Adam examines ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 8 December, 2022 UTC

Project Mercury's Friendship 7 Space Capsule!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: or download our free app: In 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 1 December, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Meets an Apollo Program Training Spacesuit!

Adam returns to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Conservation Lab to examine astronaut Frank Borman's Apollo training suit! Smithsonian objects conservator Lisa Young takes us on a tour of the A1C pressure suit, a modification of the Project ... more - tested@youtube

Saturday, 26 November, 2022 UTC

The 3D-Printed Fashion of Sophy Wong!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: Designer Sophy Wong shows how she experiments with 3D printed garments to create accessories and clothing with unique topography and embedded electronics. ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 24 November, 2022 UTC

Adam Savage Learns About Living On The Space Shuttle!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: or download our free app: At the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Adam Savage and Astronaut ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 UTC

The Robot Sidekicks of Jorvon Moss!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: Robot designer Jorvon Moss brings several examples of his wearable robots that animated and react to voice and movement. These 3D printed sidekicks are worn ... more - tested@youtube

Friday, 18 November, 2022 UTC

How to Kitbash a Miniature Spaceship Model!

Watch this episode in VR on Meta Quest TV: Veteran modelmaker -- and friend and former ILM colleague of Adam, Grant and Tory's -- @Fon H Davis shows the process of “slump casting” to create a unique ... more - tested@youtube

Thursday, 17 November, 2022 UTC

The Original Star Trek USS Enterprise Filming Model!

Adam visits one of the holy grails of film and TV prop history: the original filming model of the USS Enterprise for Star Trek (TOS). This 11-foot long miniature has been under the care of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where Adam and ... more - tested@youtube

Tuesday, 25 October, 2022 UTC

Meta Quest Pro Review!

The Meta Quest Pro has arrived, and we've spent the past few days testing it and comparing it to the Quest 2. This $1500 standalong VR headset may be designed (and priced) for enterprise users, but we evaluate how its new technologies fare for VR enthusiasts ... more - tested@youtube