HTC Vive goes wireless and announces the new Vive Pro

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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 includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD.

Announced today at HTC Vive’s CES Day 0 presentation the new headset (despite having a very unusual purple/black colour scheme) is a major improvement to the system’s resolution, taking the Vive well beyond any other commercially available unit.

The new unit also has updated sound components as well as a new more adjustable fitting system to allow for longer, more comfortable gaming sessions.

Pricing and availability of the new headset are unknown but expected to arrive shortly at a similar price point to the Vive’s original RRP.

A new Wireless adaptor for both the new Vive Pro and existing Vive headsets was also announced. The new adaptor, scheduled for release in Q3, uses Intel’s WiGig technology operating in the interference free 60GHz spectrum. Designed specifically to enable lag-free and truly wireless VR the new system could be a game changer if the same high quality graphics can be delivered wirelessly, unlike demo systems of wireless solutions from Oculus already seen.

Source: HTC VIVE Raises The Bar For Premium VR With New VIVE PRO Upgrade And Wireless VIVE Adaptor – VIVE Blog