Virtual Reality headsets have just started getting good, and we love all the VR headsets currently available in the market. The only thing that bothers us is the amount of hardware requires for setting them up. From Oculus Rift, HTC Vive to PlayStation VR they all require cables, and adapters to actually get them working. VR is supposed to provide a flexible experience, it should allow you to move in the environment without thinking about tripping on your own setup, but if you have invested in the HTC Vive then we have a good news for you.
HTC Vive is the first VR headset that is planning to go fully wireless. HTC partnered up with the company called TPCAST to develop an add-on kit that turns the Vive into a completely wireless headset. The add-on unit has an inbuilt battery that powers the headset. HTC said the VR upgrade kit is almost ready but we don’t know yet how powerful it is and what is the output resolution or the frame rates.
The VR upgrade kit is currently showcased on the HTC Vive’s Chinese website, it will cost you $220. The pre-orders are starting today and HTC will start shipping these add-on units from the first quarter of 2017.
Stay tuned for the updates.