Google Announces New Standalone, Wireless VR Headset

Google Announces New Standalone, Wireless VR Headset

The consolidation of the adapter components into one Wireless VR unit allows a fully immersive user experience.

On Tuesday, shares of HTC outperformed the broader market, up 0.42 percent to close at NT$72.30 (US$2.45) after the debut of the Vive Pro, while the weighted index on the main board ended down 0.01 percent at 10,914.89 points. The new version includes several new functions that improve the operation of the device, such as the ability to automatically restart if the system hangs, and automatic wireless channel detection to reduce interference, which TPCast said "substantially improves the stability" of the wireless solution.

"Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experience", he added, as quoted by the company blog update last Monday, Jan. 8. It features two OLED panels with 1,440-by-1,600 resolution for each eye, a significant jump compared with the Vive's 1,080-by-1,200 resolution.

2018 center stage to unveil its newest and upgraded VR headset, the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter.

And the firm has also come up with a new way for virtual reality users to discover new content - 3D previews that they can try out before purchasing or subscribing. It uses Intel's WiGig technology, connecting to a PC in the 60GHz band instead of the more common 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Well, the wireless adapter will arrive sometime in Q3 of 2018.

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Rest assured, the Wireless Adaptor will nearly be necessary to fully enjoy the VR headset without any limits, it and can also be used on the Pro model of the Vive VR.

The creators of the HTC Vive Pro carefully approached the issue of load distribution on the user's head.

Mr Blau told the that much of the hype around virtual reality devices had meant that the technology sometimes failed to live up to people's expectations - something he believes has impacted of VR hardware. The Vive Pro, when you look at it carefully, isn't a lot different from the original Vive.

HTC also announced the Vive Wireless Adaptor, which, very much like TPCast, will be plugged into a Vive-equipped computer to broadcast video signal wirelessly. Furthermore, the TPCast Wireless adapter requires a dedicated router (included in the box) that makes setup complicated and cumbersome, and it can interfere with your existing home network.

The reveal coincided with news that Facebook's Oculus VR division has teamed up with China's Xiaomi.

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