HTC announces new Vive Pro VR headset with 3K resolution

HTC VIVE Raises The Bar For Premium VR With New VIVE PRO Upgrade And Wireless VIVE Adaptor - VIVE Blog

"Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experiences", he said.

The new headset will also come with integrated headphones, and is created to be lighter and more comfortable than the existing Vive headset.

They also reported that the Vive Pro would include on-board speakers, not stating whether they'll be on-ear headphones like the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, or hidden projection speakers similar to those on the Vive Focus headset.

Viveport VR is another step towards making HTC Vive's own sales platform as immersive and interactive as rivals.

HTC may be announcing a new version of its HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

HTC's new wireless adapter, launching in the summer of 2018. This will make it easier to decide if you want to download, whether it's one of 1,000 standalone titles or the 325 available for subscription. This setup is very reminiscent of the PSVR headset which is widely regarded as one of the most comfortable VR headsets now on the market. But the pricey system required an equally pricey PC, and the cable attachments between the two made for a clunky experience.

Additionally, HTC announced the Vive Wireless Adaptor, available for both Vive and Vive Pro headsets.

"Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wish list since the technology was unveiled", said Frank Soqui, general manager of the Virtual Reality Group at Intel, in a statement. The adapter uses Intel's WiGig technology in the 60 GHz spectrum for low-latency connectivity. It didn't disclose the pricing.

The original HTC Vive stays on sale.

As it turns out, HTC's teasing of a new Vive product late last week was well warranted. The Vive Pro offers two OLED display with a combined resolution of 2880x1600, a boost from the 2180 x 1200 of the current Vive. This should help with crisper text and graphics within VR experiences. 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. For those already using a standard HTC Vive, that's a 78% increase in resolution over the same panel space.

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