HTC Vive Pro
HTC VIVE, announced the Vive Pro and the Vive Wireless Adapter, which will deliver premium VR experiences to users.
Vive Pro is a new HMD upgrade from Vive, built for VR enthusiasts and enterprise users who want the best display and audio for their VR experiences. Vive Pro 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD. It includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2,880×1,600 combined.
Vive Pro customers won’t have to purchase an audio kit like with the original Vive, and HTC also included dual microphones to the headset for noise cancellation. The Pro’s updated headstrap includes a sizing dial for a more balanced fit on the head.
While it keeps the same shape as the basic Vive, the Pro comes in a new blue shell and, more importantly, has built-in headphones, an amplifier and dual mics promising to offer some nice 3D spatial audio. It also comes with a new head strap, which looks almost identical to the Vive Deluxe Audio strap.
Additionally, HTC announced plans to release its own Vive Wireless Adapter, which, like the TPCast, will plug into a Vive-equipped computer to broadcast its video signal wirelessly. HTC’s version will employ Intel’s WiGig wireless-transmission protocol, as opposed to TPCast’s use of a different 60GHz standard. Coincidentally, TPCast has already announced plans at this year’s CES to produce a TPCast Plus suite of hardware, which promises improvements such as microphone support and various tweaks to how it handles wireless data.
HTC Vive Pro Pros and Cons
- Incomparable experience
- 6DoF controllers
- Room-scale tracking
- Intuitive interface
- Bulky cable
- Hard on neck and back
- Potential tripping hazard