HTC announces Vive Pro with increased resolution and built-in headphones

HTC announces Vive Pro with increased resolution and built-in headphones

It also features sharper resolution, built-in headphones, a redesigned headstrap for a more comfortable fit and dual front-facing cameras. Coincidentally, TPCast has already announced plans at this year's CES to produce a TPCast Plus suite of hardware, which promises improvements such as microphone support and various tweaks to how it handles wireless data. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. The unit is supposed to be available to existing owners this quarter, with a standalone bundle to come later in the year.

During a CES 2018 press conference, HTC confirmed details from a leak earlier on Monday, which indicated that the Vive Pro's screen will include a combined resolution of 2880x1600 pixels. Pricing info wasn't shared. We tried a prototype of this back at GDC, which had several protruding wires held together by tape, but the final version looks much more ready for use.

VIVE GM Daniel O'Brien says, "There's a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high-resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset".

HTC Vive also announced an optional Wireless Adaptor for both Vive and Vive Pro, allowing you to cut the cord from your headset and go completely wireless.

Intel's WiGig wireless technology is based on the 802.11ad standard, but it operates at the 60GHz band.

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

"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.

We'll have more on Vive Pro and the Vive Wireless Adaptor as it's made available.

Put all that together and it spells HTC's biggest VR update to date. The headset is compatible with exiting SteamVR base stations. CTA also sees United States revenues of $1.2 billion (roughly 10 percent year-over-year growth).

Indeed, HTC says it is a 78 per cent increase in clarity - users will be able to easily read text when experiencing virtual reality. The catalog was previously presented to users in 2D, but it will now be immersive and interactive with "VR previews" that provide a room-scale preview of an experience and the opportunity to interact with content before purchasing or subscribing.

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