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HTC launches Vive Pro for hardcore users

HTC launches Vive Pro for hardcore users”

The HTC Vive Pro will also incorporate speakers similarly to the way they are implemented in headsets from competitor Oculus Rift.

While HTC hasn't released pricing or availability information, the Vive Pro is positioned as a more premium product, and will likely be more expensive than the original Vive, which retails for $600 after a big price cut. We have yet to get hands-on experience with either the Vive Pro or the Vive Wireless adapter, but we have a demo appointment tomorrow, so keep checking PC Perspective for our updated impressions of the next generation of VR!

Viveport VR is available in Early Access for you to try out.

It also has a slightly new design, compared with the original Vive.

During their conference, HTC announced the HTC Vive Pro.

HTC is introducing a fairly major upgrade for its Vive platform at CES today. HTC is increasing the resolution of the dual-OLED displays to 2880 x 1600 (1400 x 1600 per eye, and 615 ppi), a 78 percent increase from the 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) resolution in the current Vive. 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.

The Vive Pro will be available this quarter as a headset upgrade to existing customers and as a standalone headset to all consumers.

HTC's upgraded Vive headset is a much-needed update for the line. This means that users will be able to read texts while in VR, says HTC.

In addition, the company debuted new improvements in how VR users discover, experience and acquire VR content through a radical redesign of Viveport VR and Vive Video. The new portal features sample VR previews that give quick interactive glimpses into a game.

The Vive Pro will also improve the audio experience.

Built in partnership with Intel, the Vive Wireless Adapter will use 60 GHz WiGig technology to provide a low latency experience for wirelessly streaming video to the HMD.

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

First published January 8 at 1:06 p.m. PT. Update, 1:58 p.m. PT: Adds that existing consumers will also be able to buy the Vive Pro later this quarter.



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