HTC Vive Pro: Features, Price And Release Date

Posted: Jan 9 2018, 1:09am CST | by , Updated: Mar 19 2018, 12:15pm CDT, in News | CES

 
HTC Vive Pro: Features, Price and Release Date

New HTC Vive Pro goes wireless and increases resolution.

HTC unveiled at the CES 2018 the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset. The Vive Pro is a new HMD upgrade from Vive, built for VR enthusiasts and enterprise users who want the best display and audio for their VR experiences. Vive Pro includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD.

Update:
HTC announced on March 19 the price and release date of the HTC Vive Pro. The HTC VIVE PRO HMD will be available for $799 with global pre-orders starting now at amazon.com, shipping on April 5th. Additionally, there is a $100 price reduction for the current Vive full kit, bringing it down to $499. All Vive Pro HMDs purchased by June 3rd will come with a free six-month trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month from the more than 400 titles available.

Vive Wireless Adaptor will be the first to market with a truly wireless VR headset integration for both Vive and Vive Pro.

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. The Vive Wireless Adaptor will ship in Q3 to customers worldwide.

“Wireless VR has been on nearly every VR user’s wishlist since the technology was unveiled,” said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation. “By collaborating with HTC to commercialize Intel’s WiGig technology, we will guarantee that wireless VR meets the most discerning quality bar for home users and business VR customers.”

Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier to offer a heightened sense of presence and an overall richer sound. Vive Pro’s new headstrap was built with enhanced ergonomics and comfort, including a sizing dial for a more balanced headset that decreases weight on the front of the headset. Additional improvements include dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras designed to empower developer creativity.

Vive Wireless Adaptor will be the first to market with a truly wireless VR headset integration for both Vive and Vive Pro. 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.

“Wireless VR has been on nearly every VR user’s wishlist since the technology was unveiled,” said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation. “By collaborating with HTC to commercialize Intel’s WiGig technology, we will guarantee that wireless VR meets the most discerning quality bar for home users and business VR customers.”

The Vive Wireless Adaptor will ship in Q3 to customers worldwide. HTC has not announced the price for the Vive Wireless Adaptor. The great news is though that current HTC Vive owners can go use the Vive Wireless Adaptor too.

HTC has not announced a release date and the price of the HTC Vive Pro. The company promised to announce the details soon. Update: HTC is expected to announce the Vive Pro release date at the Mobile World Congress 2018, kicking off Feb. 26.

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