The Best Inventions of 2020
Jessica Pettway for TIME; Prop styling by Stephanie L. Yeh
November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

With built-in spatial audio speakers that enable a surround-sound-like experience and integrated cameras to map your environment, the Neo 2 Eye ($899) matches or exceeds other entertainment-­oriented headsets in quality and performance. But that’s where the similarities end. Unlike other headsets, the Neo 2 Eye, which is primarily meant for corporate use, features eye-tracking software that can detect where you’re looking. That tech comes in handy for seeing exactly what part of a new product a customer is ogling or helping an employee learn a new skill—so it’s no wonder that some of the headset’s earliest adopters include companies like HTX Labs and Strivr, which develop virtual solutions for professional training. What’s more, the headset has no pesky cables to deal with or sensors to set up to get started. That means users can move freely in their real-world space—without getting yanked back to reality. —Patrick Lucas Austin

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