HTC announces the new improved HTC Vive Pro, 3D Audio and more

HTC unveils higher-resolution Vive Pro VR headset with built-in headphones

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

HTC also announced the Vive Wireless Adaptor, which uses Intel's WiGig wireless docking tech, as well as improvements to Viveport VR. The goal is to offer a better sense of presence whether you're playing a game or watching 360-degree videos.

Vive Pro's key improvement over the original base system, boosting the resolution from 2160×1200 to 2880×1600, making for a 78% increase in resolution. The Pro features integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier, dual microphones featuring active noise cancellation, and dual front-facing cameras.

With the new OLED displays the HTC Vive Pro will be on par with HTC's standalone Vive Focus headset that was revealed previous year. The unit is supposed to be available to existing owners this quarter, with a standalone bundle to come later in the year.

At the same time, HTC unveiled the Vive Wireless Adaptor, which they say will be the first wireless VR adapter to market. It's a separate accessory to enable fully wireless VR, with interference-free 60GHz communication.

OF NOTE: The Vive Wireless Adaptor will be sold separate from either HTC Vive device.

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"Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wishlist since the technology was unveiled", said Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel Corporation. On Thursday HTC Vive teased its followers on Twitter with a cryptic images regarding a 'New Years Resolution'.

This is described as a head-mounted display (HMD) upgrade "built for VR enthusiasts and enterprise users who want the best display and audio for their VR experiences".

Viveport VR is available in Early Access for you to try out. It also adds integrated headphones and, thankfully, still works with all the current Vive content already available.

But, like the rest of the market's high-end headsets, the Vive Pro will still only run with the help of a powerful computer.

HTC's upgraded Vive headset is a much-needed update for the line.

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