HTC reveals the Vive Pro upgrade and wireless adaptor

CES 2018: Wireless VR and Haptics To Push VR Forward

CES 2018: Wireless VR and Haptics To Push VR Forward

HTC Vive's pre-CES 2018 press conference may have been dominated by the HTC Vive Pro and new Wireless Adapter but it wasn't all hardware based. HTC said that Intel's wireless protocol provides an interference-free signal that can stream high-quality visuals with less than 7ms of latency.

Another improvement over the OG Vive is the integration of a dual front facing camera, dual microphones and headphones with a built-on amplifier.

The new Vive Pro supports resolutions up to 2880 x 1600, which amounts to a 78 percent increase compared with the original Vive.

This year, however, HTC appears to be cutting the cord not just for new users, but for folks with the HTC Vive that's already in the world.

HTC's new wireless adapter, launching in the summer of 2018.

Teasing the news earlier with a tweet about New Year's resolution, HTC revealed the re-designed VR machine and all the goodies inside. The Vive Wireless Adaptor will allow both the HTC Vive and the HTC Vive Pro to go wireless. Thanks to that bump, HTC says "text, graphics, and [the] overall experience all come into sharper view".

But some other companies have started to ship VR headsets with a higher resolution.

Image copyright HTC Image caption VR fans will be able to try out VR experiences before they purchase them in the updated Viveport store.

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

"Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wishlist since the technology was unveiled", said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation.

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These advancements deliver on VR users' desire for higher resolution, improved audio, greater comfort, wireless freedom and immersive content discovery.

Last but not least, is partnering with Vimeo for its Vive Video service.

The update is called Viveport VR, and it'll put users in a glossy, futuristic environment from where they can access all of Viveport's content, making it easier to discover new videogames and apps.

The Vive Pro will be backwards compatible with existing Vive applications as well as the company's room-scale trackers.

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