This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn’t an entirely new generation of VR hardware, but it’s an impressive incremental upgrade, boasting integrated audio, a 2880 x1600 display that matches Samsung’s Odyssey as the highest-resolution consumer headset, and improved ergonomic design. (How much will it be? Great question. When will it be? Another great question!)
It’s a nice machine, so far as I can tell from a headset that I’ve never worn, and judging from its specs and early hands-on feedback it’s absolutely an improvement on the initial Vive experience. But while the Vive Pro might look like the most important announcement to come out of the Vive press conference, the headset is really second fiddle. The real big deal, and the thing that could significantly change VR’s mainstream prospects for the better, is HTC’s wireless adapter.
The adapter—which, like the Pro and so much else at CES, has no price or release date—beams the video and audio output from your VR-capable computer straight to the headset, doing away with what any VR adopter knows is otherwise a maddening tangle of wires. If it works in non-controlled environments (a question that persists with any new tech like this), this could be one of the biggest things to happen to virtual reality since the unveiling of the original Oculus Rift.
To put it as simply as the cords themselves, the massive proliferation of cables and
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