Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Gamescom 2018: HTC announces availability of Vive Wireless Adapter - Price, Availability, Requirements, Specifications, Video

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Written by G.Я     8/21/2018 08:07:00 am  No comments

Gamescom 2018: HTC announces availability of Vive Wireless Adapter. HTC today announced pre-order and availability of the Vive Wireless Adapter at Gamescom. The adapter frees VR users from the tether back to their PC, while maintaining the performance requirements for premium VR on both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro.
Gamescom 2018: HTC announces availability of Vive Wireless Adapter
Gamescom 2018: HTC announces availability of Vive Wireless Adapter
Installation of the Vive Wireless Adapter occurs in minutes by installing a PCI-e card and attaching a sensor from the PC that broadcasts to and from the newly wireless Vive headset. The adapter has a broadcast range of 6 meters with a 150 degree field of view from the sensor and runs in the interference-free 60Ghz band using Intel's WiGig specification, which, combined with DisplayLink's XR codec, means low latency and high performance with hours of battery life.

The Adapter is powered by the HTC QC 3.0 PowerBank, which can also double as a charge pack for a smartphone. The retail package ships with one PowerBank and additional PowerBanks will be purchasable at Vive.com.

HTC Vice Wireless Adapter specifications:
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

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter 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

Pricing & Availability
The Vive Wireless Adapter retails for $299 (USD). Installed in just minutes, the base adapter works with both Vive and Vive Pro. Vive Pro owners will need an additional compatibility pack with a connection cable for the Vive Pro, as well as foam padding and an attachment device unique to Vive Pro. The Vive Pro compatibility pack retails for $60 (USD).

To celebrate the launch, all Vive Wireless Adapter purchases will include a two-month trial to Viveport Subscription, offering access to nearly 500 titles, including Seeking Dawn.

Pre-order for device launches Sept. 5; Global on shelf date set for Sept. 24. For customers in the U.S., pre-orders will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, NewEgg and Vive.com.


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