HTC has announced a wireless adapter for its Vive VR headset, finally offering an alternative to the clunky and cable-ridden system it currently offers.
DisplayLink and TPCast beat HTC to the punch, offering a wireless adapter for the headset, but this version will be made by HTC using Intel’s WiGig technology. It will operate using the 60Ghz band, helping ease the interference and prevent it from running at a low latency.
HTC was short on details about the wireless adapter, including pricing. We also don’t know anything about how the charging solution will be handled, if it will use USB-C or how long the battery will last on a single charge. The only thing HTC did reveal was that it will be available in the summer.
A good reference point is the TPCast, which offered its wireless adapter for $299 and lasted only 2 hours on a full charge. We’ll see if HTC can undercut the price and offer more battery life as more details come out.
The HTC wireless adapter will work with the recently announced HTC Vive Pro, an upgraded version of the Vive headset.