Nothing says Mother's Day quite like … free VR glasses from Pornhub?

PornHub’s latest promotion blends traditional holidays with cutting-edge pornography viewing by offering a set of free VR goggles as part of a Mother’s Day promotion. Similar to the Google Cardboard, “Mommy’s Special Glasses” are a fold-out VR headset for watching 360-degree porn (and other stuff), and they come as part of a greeting card for Mom.

Virtual reality pornography has remained part of the discussion with cutting edge VR entertainment since the first Oculus Rift headset appeared on Kickstarter and it’s growing quickly. There are already a multitude of supporting websites and a growing library of content that can be viewed in VR headsets like the HTC Vive, or on simpler headsets designed with mobile phones in mind.

It’s that latter type that PornHub is offering with its latest promotion. The cards are available through a specialized landing page and are delivered free of charge — though a PornHub account is required — and offer a thankful and heartfelt message in a typical celebratory card design. However where the card differs, is in the inclusion of a pop-out VR glasses kit complete with compatible lenses.

When a phone is placed within the confines of the card and 360-degree video content — whether pornographic or not — is loaded up on the device, users will be able to view it as if it’s happening right in front of them. Just like all of those exciting virtual reality games the kids are talking about.

The promotion is very real and the cards are indeed delivered free of charge. The messages within them though are quite tongue in cheek. They offer sentiments that suggest Mother’s Day 2017 would be the “best night of [their] life,” or that it’s time their heart was warmed, “as well as some other parts.”

The cards come in a variety of colors and types, though they don’t appear to be customizable by the user. Unfortunately for international 360-degree porn fans, PornHub’s offering is only available within the continental United States.

Emerging Tech

What’s it like to die? This VR experience puts doctors in a dying man’s shoes

A new VR experience depicts the last days of a lung cancer patient. It is already being used as a teaching tool in hospices and medical schools. But can VR really make us more empathetic?
Virtual Reality

Think virtual reality is just for games? These awesome apps will change your mind

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some unique experiences the platform has to offer with our curated list of the best VR apps.
Computing

A Google patent shows a way to make VR even more immersive

Virtual reality can be a really immersive experience, but it does sometimes it does have boundaries. Google has addressed this problem by patenting shoes with a flexible region on the bottom.
Virtual Reality

Is the Vive Pro better than the original Vive? Our answer might surprise you

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro, which comes out on top? That's the subject of our latest comparison, which looks at everything from tracking solutions, to controllers, and the brand new headset that could set a new standard for VR.
Virtual Reality

Prototype Valve VR headset leaked: HTC Vive challenger confirmed?

Leaked images revealed that a Valve VR headset is in development, even amid Valve's partnership with HTC for the HTC Vive. Sources confirmed the device, which may be bundled with a Half-Life VR game.
Photography

Intel’s augmented reality brings Red Bull Rampage into your living room

The extreme mountain biking action of Red Bull Rampage is coming to your living room thanks to the power of augmented reality and 360-degree video that lets fans load a scale replica of the course right in their phones.
Mobile

From the road to your wrist, see how Android has evolved over the past 10 years

Android started out as just a mobile operating system, but 10 years in it's pretty much everywhere. Check out our round-up of all the different Android variations that have cropped up so far, and what might be coming in the future.
Photography

With flip-out lenses, the Vuze XR transforms from 2D to 180-degree VR camera

The Vuze XR is a compact, dual-lens camera with an integrated handle and a neat party trick: The back-to-back lenses can flip forward to transition from 360-degree, two-dimensional video to 180-degree, three-dimensional video.
Computing

Following the Portal, augmented reality glasses may be Facebook’s next step

Following the launch of its Portal smart display, Facebook says it is working on AR glasses, possibly in a move at challenging both Apple and Google and perhaps to rise up in the hardware scene. 
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.
Computing

Oculus VR could upgrade the Rift with a new display in 2019

Oculus could be set to release a new version of its Rift headset in 2019, but it will be more of a modest upgrade than a true sequel. The Rift S, as its purportedly called, will have a new display, and inside-out tracking.
Mobile

Google awarded patent for using eye tracking to detect expressions in VR

Google was awarded a patent that involves using eye tracking to infer facial expressions using machine learning in virtual reality. The tech could help make virtual reality a whole lot more immersive than it already is.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Gaming

Immerse yourself in a new universe with these incredible PSVR games

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today.