Although we already knew about HTC’s plans for make your VIVE virtual reality glasses wireless, It was at CES where they officially presented their solution to avoid the annoying cables to which the HTC VIVE must be connected.
Under the name of TPCast We will have a module that will transmit the signal wirelessly with a latency of only 2 milliseconds. It will arrive in the second quarter of the year for a price of 249 Dollars, a more than considerable figure that will have to be added to the 800-900 Euros that the VR glasses cost.
They have also shown an adjustable headphone system, the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, which is powerfully reminiscent of the solution that Oculus uses in its Rift. They are adjusted in the tape that holds the glasses and will also arrive in the second quarter of the year, although without a defined price for the moment.
Finally, HTC has announced its Vive Tracker, a system of motion-tracking control devices that can be attached to rifles or other peripherals to give Virtual Reality more realism.
Additionally, in an attempt to increase the catalog of titles and experiences available to HTC Vive, the company has announced a subscription system that will make available to users a wide catalog of available applications and games. The system will be called Viveport and will also reach the professional sector so that they can apply virtual reality to their businesses, such as demonstrations or arcade machines.
For the moment it is possible to sign up with viveport in the form of pre-registration to get a free trial subscription.