HTC has unveiled their latest VR headset, with the Vive Pro along with some new accessories.
The HTC Vive Pro is more of a upgrade than a second-gen product, since the original HTC Vive will still be sold. The Vive Pro has dual OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, that’s a 78% increase over the current Vive.
The new headset is meant for a more premium and immersive experience for VR enthusiasts. The Vive Pro also comes with integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier to produce even richer sound.
The headstrap on the Vive Pro has enhanced ergonomics and comfort and a size dial. There is also dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing camera on the Vive Pro.
HTC hasn’t announced pricing or availability for the Vive Pro but expect it to be priced higher than the current Vive headset.
HTC also announced the Vive Wireless Adapter which uses Intel’s WiGig technology. The adapter uses the interface-free 60Ghz band for lower latency and better performance overall.
The Vive Wireless Adapter works with the Vive and the Vive Pro and will ship in Q3 of this year. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
In terms of software and content, HTC has updated their Viveport VR store. Instead of the traditional 2D catalog, Viveport VR can be experienced with full immersive interactive previews while you’re wearing your Vive headset.
There are over 1,000 titles available on Viveport, with more coming each month.
HTC also announced that Vimeo is now available in Vive Video, so you’ll be able to stream content from their site along with a curated selection of content that has been optimized for Vive Video-compatible headsets.