HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter is finally coming in September
You’ll finally be able to do some sick cartwheels while wearing the Vive.
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|
Are you planning to dive into VR even more with the Vive Wireless Adapter? Let us know below.
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