HTC Vive

HTC's doing a little Spring cleaning, and it's starting with all the wires protruding from its headsets. The company announced today at Computex 2017 that it has partnered with Intel to create a "wireless VR accessory" for the Vive HMD. That accessory will rely on WiGig, the wireless tech Intel created to let you connect basically everything to your PC without having to plug in a single wire, and is expected to work with existing Vive HMDs. This is how HTC described the accessory in its announcement: The WiGig technology, based on 802.11ad standard, works solely in the interference- free 60GHz band, and enables high throughput and low latency in both directions, from the PC to HMD and from HMD to PC. This means pristine video...

HTC Announces New Standalone Vive VR Headset with Google Daydream Support

Today at Google I/O 2017, Google and HTC announced a new Daydream VR compatible Vive headset. This new device in the Vive family is a standalone unit that does...

14 by Matt Humrick on 5/17/2017

GDC 2017 Roundup: VR for All - Pico Neo CV, Tobii, & HTC

Now that I’ve wrapped up the major GDC product launches, I want to spend a bit of time talking about the rest of GDC. The annual show has always been...

5 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2017

Basemark Releases VRScore, a VR & VR Headset Benchmark Suite for Windows

Back in 2015 as the development of the first generation of modern VR headsets was coming to a close, benchmark developer Basemark announced that they would be applying their...

5 by Ryan Smith on 1/30/2017

HP and MSI Demonstrate Backpack PCs for VR Gaming

Virtual reality gaming promises to drive demand for higher-performance graphics cards as well as richer game content. But even before the first AAA VR games make their debut, computer...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

HTC Vive Launch Day News & First Impressions

After what seems like entirely too long a wait, the consumer VR headset business is finally in full swing. Last week we saw the launch of Oculus’s Rift, and...

23 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

HTC Vive Preorder Available In An Hour: Now with Tilt Brush, Regional Pricing

A quick news post for anyone following the HTC Vive announcements: as we reported back at MWC, the official pricing and timing for pre-orders was announced. For your...

18 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

HTC Vive Will Be Launching In April Priced At $799

Today HTC confirmed both the release date and price for the HTC Vive VR headset. Vive has gone through a couple of delays at this point, with an April...

27 by Brandon Chester on 2/21/2016

EVGA Begins Selling "VR Edition" GeForce GTX Video Cards for VR Gaming Rigs

EVGA this week began to sell their GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition video cards, a new lineup tailored for those who plan to use a virtual reality headset...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2016

HTC Unveils the Vive Pre Dev Kit

Today HTC has taken the wraps off of the second generation version of the HTC Vive. As you probably know, the HTC Vive is a virtual reality head-mounted display...

11 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

HTC Pushes The HTC Vive Commercial Launch to April 2016

Back in August HTC and Valve announced that the launch of the HTC Vive VR headset would be pushed into Q1 2016, which represented a slight delay from the...

10 by Brandon Chester on 12/9/2015

Stepping Into the Display: Experiencing HTC Vive

Almost every day, we hear about revolutions in technology. A smartphone is often said to have a revolutionary camera, display, or design. This kind of marketing hyperbole is present...

27 by Joshua Ho on 9/14/2015

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