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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter is finally coming in September

You’ll finally be able to do some sick cartwheels while wearing the Vive.

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On Tuesday, HTC announced that its long-awaited Vive Wireless Adapter is almost ready for release. The accessory launches on Sept. 24 with pre-orders beginning on Sept. 5.

The Vive Wireless Adapter, as its name suggests, enables Vive headsets to operate without a cable tethered to a host computer. It’s compatible with both the original Vive and Vive Pro, for $299 and $359 respectively. Both include a two-month VIVEPORT subscription.

Take a look:

The Vive Wireless Adapter, which sits on the top of your head, includes wireless antennas on either side and a cable that connects to a 10,050mAh QuickCharge 3.0 battery in the back. It should work for around 2.5 hours between charges and achieves high-bandwidth, low-latency streaming through a new Wi-Fi standard called WiGig, which transmits data in the “millimeter wave” 60GHz frequency.

Here are the specs:

Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.81 x 1.59 inches (200 x 96.65 x 40.43 mm)
Weight: 4.55 ounces (129 grams)
Battery Life: Up to 2.5 hours
Connection Type(s): For VIVE: HDMI, USB, and DC
For VIVE Pro: Respective single port
For battery: USB

And minimum requirements:

Computer Type: Desktop computer with available PCIe Slot
Processor: Intel® Core i5-4590/AMD FX™ 8350 equivalent or better
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060, ADM Radeon™ R9 480 equivalent or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
Operating system:
  • For VIVE Pro: 64-bit windows® 10 or Windows® 7 SP1
  • For VIVE: 64-bit Windows® 10 or Windows® 7 SP1

If you’re just looking to experience VR and want to use the Vive Wireless Adapter, you can buy the Vive and Vive Pro for $499 and $799, respectively.

Are you planning to dive into VR even more with the Vive Wireless Adapter? Let us know below.

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