HTC announces a new VR headset

HTC announces a new VR headset

HTC announces a new VR headset

HTC announces a new VR headset

 
Ever since VR was first announced, many wondered where the technology would eventually lead, with many desiring a standalone VR ecosystem while others wanted to leverage the powers of existing PCs or mobile phones to create high-fidelity and low-cost VR devices respectively. 
 
At Google's I/O developer conference, HTC announced a new VR headset, which is not a sequel to the popular Vive but a "standalone" VR device that requires no external hardware or docked devices to deliver an exciting VR experience. This headset will be part of Google Daydream VR platform and come with an affordable price tag when compared to premium VR offerings. 
 
HTC developed this headset to provide "a deeper and more immersive portable VR experience than ever before", removing any signs of a teacher and integrating all of the required computing power within the headset itself and removing the limitations that are brought on by using a smartphone as both the device's screen and source of compute power. 
 

  

HTC announces a new VR headset

 

HTC says that this new device will be released later this year, though at this time no pricing information or detailed specification have been announced. 

  

You can join the discussion on HTC's new "standalone" VR headset on the OC3D Forums

 

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18-05-2017, 08:48:23

Damien c
Interesting and what will be more interesting is if it has a higher resolution and refresh rate than the Vive, and if will be able to be used with PC's like the Vive.Quote

21-05-2017, 06:11:57

siffonen
Its not vive 2 and they told that it doesnt need a pc so probably not working with pc like vive. Vive 2 is totally different and will arrive at some point.Quote

22-05-2017, 06:16:22

SeekaX
What is the point? Won't have the computation power to run games properly, so it's basically just a probably cheaper alternative for the porn connoisseur?Quote

22-05-2017, 07:19:22

Warchild
next they will drop the spec requirements and add connectivity towards your typical android phone. Before you know it, you are looking at another version of the Samsung Gear ;DQuote

22-05-2017, 09:27:00

jimma47
I have a gear vr (came free with the S7) and aside from giving me a headache, having the phone strapped to your face is annoying, hot and flattens your battery quickly.

I'd say this is just a phoneless version. Similar spec without the 4g etc, only works off wifi so it can be cheaper to produce and purchase.Quote
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