HTC Vive WiGig Wireless Upgrade Is Coming In Q3 2018

HTC Vive comes to India

HTC began hinting at the Vive Pro last week by posting "new year, new resolution" messages on social media and within the company's SteamVR "Home" hub.

HTC say details on the Vive Pro's price and release "will be made available soon". Unlike any other platform, you'll be able to demo VR games in the VR world through the Vive headset prior to purchasing a title.

These will be available via a revamped version of the Viveport VR store.

In a blog post the company wrote: "The Vive Wireless Adaptor features Intel's WiGig technology and offers a premium VR wireless experience that operates in the interference-free 60Ghz band, which means lower latency and better performance".

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 original HTC Vive stays on sale.

HTC has announced a professional version of its Vive virtual reality headset. While there have been third-party add-ons that turn the Vive wireless, HTC is offering an official accessory.

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HTC says the Vive Pro also offers dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras. The unit is supposed to be available to existing owners this quarter, with a standalone bundle to come later in the year. Designed for VR enthusiasts, the HTC Vive Pro utilises dual OLED displays to ensure high contrast and pin-sharp images with text that's actually readable. Instead, users will see "fully immersive interactive previews".

"Vive we truly believe is the industry standard when it comes to VR", said Daniel O'Brien, general manager of the HTC Vive.

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.

Aside from the improved screen resolution, the HTC Vive Pro has also had a lick of paint, this time sporting a rather fetching metallic blue finish.

The Vive Pro and the wireless adaptor are two features that may help foster more interest from mainstream consumers.

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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