HTC Unveils Wireless Vive Adapter, Vive Pro With Much Higher Resolution

09 January, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • HTC VIVE Raises The Bar For Premium VR With New VIVE PRO Upgrade And Wireless VIVE Adaptor - VIVE Blog

HTC announced today at a press event ahead of this week's Consumer Electronics Show that it's launching a new browsing experience for its Viveport VR storefront. HTC hasn't yet mentioned increased PC-spec requirements for this newer, higher-res Vive, however, nor about whether the Vive Pro will use any resolution-smoothing tricks for weaker PCs.

The new headset has a 2880 x 1600 resolution - 3K - which for all you maths fans is a 78% increase on the existing 2160×1200 resolution, as HTC points out. Other improvements are "integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier", dual microphones, and dual front facing cameras "designed to empower developer creativity", presumably with augmented reality applications. O'Brien said that the Vive Pro will be available as an upgrade version to existing Vive users this quarter, with a full commercial launch planned for later this year. The original Vive debuted almost two years ago, and the new Vive Pro is clearly created to address some of the complaints of that earlier headset.

The Vive Wireless Adaptor will feature Intel's WiGig technology to make wireless VR a reality.

"Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wishlist since the technology was unveiled", said Intel GM Frank Soqui. Consumer Technology Association forecasted Monday the VR market will see record growth in 2018 with AR/VR headsets and eyewear selling 4.9 million units in the USA in 2018 (a more than 25 percent increase from 2017).

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New Hardware Raises the Bar for High-End VR Market, While All-New Viveport VR and Vive Video Dramatically Improves the way You Browse, Discover and Acquire VR Content. It's finding an early niche in immersive attractions, where you can strap on a rented headset and wander around, dodge stormtroopers and even work up a sweat.

Pricing and availability of the Vive Pro price wasn't detailed.

This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers. The native VR video player Vive Video is now pulling in content from one of the world's largest ad-free open video platforms.

This is not believed to be the fabled HTC Vive 2, however.

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