HTC Unveils Wireless Vive Adapter, Vive Pro With Much Higher Resolution

HTC Vive comes to India

The Vive Pro brings built-in audio and wireless options, and, most importantly, an nearly 80 percent boost in screen resolution.

Perhaps even more interesting is the Vive Wireless Adaptor that will work with both standard HTC Vive and Vive Pro. We tried a prototype of this back at GDC, which had several protruding wires held together by tape, but the final version looks much more ready for use.

OF NOTE: The Vive Wireless Adaptor will be sold separate from either HTC Vive device.

It features dual OLED displays for a wider field of view, and a crisp picture resolution of 2880x1600 - a 37 percent increase over the current Vive display. One of the complaints of the original Vive was that it was hard to adjust and heavy, and you had to plug in headphones, creating another cable dangling to potentially upset your VR experience. It offers wireless VR thanks to the implementation of Intel's WiGig technology, and it will ship in Q3 2018.

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In the largest upgrade to the Viveport customer experience since launch, Viveport VR redefines how users, discover, experience and acquire VR content. Instead, users will see "fully immersive interactive previews". This means you'll be able to get a real taste of games and experiences, complete with all the room-scale and interactions, before you buy, rather than judging them by watching a 2D video. "Until now, there has not been a shopping and browsing experience that takes advantage of the full functionality of VR". This will make it easier to decide if you want to download, whether it's one of 1,000 standalone titles or the 325 available for subscription.

Viveport is also coming as a VR experience to the Vive, letting users browse and purchase products from the store from within their Vive headset. It will be a part of the now existing Viveport Subscription model.

It's CES 2018, the largest consumer electronic convention in the world, and naturally virtual reality (VR) has an ever growing part to play.

"Whether we're building our own tools in-house or partnering with other innovative platforms, Vimeo is committed to the future of storytelling and finding new ways to support our creators", said Christophe Gillet, GM of Vimeo's Creator Platform. On the current model, the headphones were only available as an add on. Both are available immediately.

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