HTC announce high-resolution Vive Pro VR headset and own Vive wireless adapter

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HTC has used its CES 2018 announcement to launch 2 new products.

The HTC Vive Pro has an improved resolution of 2880 x 1600 (1400 x 1600 per eye, and 615 PPI), 78 percent more than the 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) of the Vive headset (and the same as some Windows Mixed Reality headsets) and features redesigned headstraps and built-in headphones, with a sizing dial similar to many Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The headset also interestingly now features dual-front-facing cameras accessible to developers, who can presumably use them for inside-out tracking and mixed reality applications.  The device also comes with dual microphones, also accessible to developers.  The headset is compatible with exiting SteamVR base stations.

Along with potential inside-out tracking and augmented reality applications, HTC has also decided to make their device a bit freer by announcing their own wireless adapter for the HTC Vive, similar to the TPCast product. The adapter uses Intel’s WiGig technology in the 60 GHz spectrum for low-latency connectivity.

HTC has not announced pricing and availability for either device, but the Vive Pro is expected in Q1 while the wireless adaptor is coming around the “summer.”

Via the verge

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