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HTC's Vive VR Headset To Be Used Wirelessly Is Available For Preorder

By Angelie Cagay , Nov 11, 2016 07:57 PM EST

The most up-to-date upgrade to HTC's ViVe VR headset adds a surface that permits an absolutely wireless experience. Oculus may also be closing out 2016 with a bang with the launch of its Touch controllers. HTC is going to kick off 2017 with something special: a peripheral that makes its Vive headset wireless.

HTC Vive Latest Add-ons And What You Should Know

Now you can go wireless with the new HTC vive, but you will be able to need the help of a new accessory to play it. HTC has announced pre-orders for a $220 add-on produced by TPCast, a startup within the company's Vive X accelerator program. The add-on bind on to the headset and runs on a battery that can give you about an hour and a half of play, but HTC stated it plans to work on a longer-lasting battery soon.
The wireless add-on goes up for pre-order at 7am PT Friday (today), by Vive's Chinese website, priority will be given to existing customers with a legitimate Vive serial number (although there's no restriction on global consumers beyond delivery cost).

HTC Vive Is Equipped With A Longer-Lasting Battery

The HTC Vive simply isn't always cheap to buy. As well as a PC effective enough to guide its use (Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 minimum), the headset with both wireless controllers, included costs $800. The TPCast upgrade kit is anticipated with a headset battery thinking to provide ninety minutes of play time. A large battery will be made available that is equipped with a Vive wearer's pocket, however again, it will add another cost.

You'll get to play around with super cool virtual reality games and get in touch with other HTC fans. Grab this gadget now and live the hype and get thrilled. Experience it for yourself what the tech world's raging about.

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