head·​set | \ ˈhed-ˌset How to pronounce headset (audio) \

Definition of headset

1 : an attachment for holding an earphone and transmitter at one's head
2 : a pair of headphones

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Each of these bundles comes with the VR headset and processor, PlayStation camera, and two games to get started experiencing virtual reality. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Preorder Two New PlayStation VR Bundles at Walmart," 15 May 2019 That was the year that virtual reality hype hit its peak with the launch of three major headsets and accompanying platforms — Facebook’s Oculus Rift, HTC and Valve’s Vive, and Sony’s PlayStation VR. Sam Byford, The Verge, "PlayStation VR has had a quietly awesome year," 20 Dec. 2018 After slipping on an Oculus headset and tightening the velcro straps around my temple, I’m greeted by a boot screen, basically a white expanse in every direction, punctuated by black dots to form a grid. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 Instead, the Wildcats players wore virtual-reality headsets and stood in the batter’s box of a 3D ballpark that had been projected onto the library’s walls, trying to distinguish Justin Verlander’s fastball from his slider. Frank Fitzpatrick, Philly.com, "Taking a swing at virtual reality: how Villanova baseball is using tech to improve at the plate," 10 May 2018 Some virtual reality systems can also create a 3-D presence, but viewers have to wear VR headsets to see it. NBC News, "Futuristic 'hologram' tech promises ultra-realistic human telepresence," 4 May 2018 Moments later, defensive coordinator Billy Crocker approached Edsall with questions about which assistant coaches should be wearing headsets in order to establish proper lines of communication during the annual Blue-White Game at Rentschler Field. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Behind The Scenes With Randy Edsall: Inside Look At A Football Coach Rebuilding UConn Program," 24 Apr. 2018 Plus, for a gaming headset, the Arctis Pro doesn't look ridiculous. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 Companies already have begun experimenting with augmented reality headsets and tablets, primarily to guide workers through manufacturing and maintenance processes. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "New Display Technologies Set to Transform Workspaces," 11 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of headset

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of headset was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of headset

: a pair of headphones
: a device that holds an earphone and a microphone in place on a person's head

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