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HTC Vive filing might reveal major breakthrough

by Jacob Kleinman | December 28, 2015December 28, 2015 7:00 pm PST

The HTC Vive won’t actually launch until April 2016, but the virtual reality headset already has FCC approval. The device was cleared for landing last week ahead of a “very, very big technological breakthrough” announcement coming next month at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Separate FCC filings cover the headset, the controllers, the base station and the link box. HTCSource notes that the individual filing for the headset suggests the company may have found a way to eliminate the connecting cables included in previous models. This might even be the big breakthrough HTC was talking about.

It would be a pretty big improvement if HTC found a way to eliminate the wires. Trying not to trip over the cables while using the Vive can take you out of what’s otherwise an extremely immersive experience.

The HTC Vive already offers a pretty awesome take on virtual reality, and we can’t wait to see how the company’s improved on the original headset we saw earlier this year. Wireless support would be great, but we’re still holding out hope that this technological breakthrough is something even more exciting.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...