The HTC Vive is one of the most popular full-fledged tethered virtual reality headsets out there. It has done quite well for itself ever since it was launched over a year ago. Given that it’s a tethered headset, users have to put up with a couple of cables while enjoying an experience in virtual reality. HTC has revealed at Computex 2017 that there’s going to be a wireless HTC Vive VR headset that’s going to be released next year.
HTC confirmed at Computex 2017 today that it’s going to launch a wireless version of the Vive virtual reality headset early next year.
It demonstrated a prototype of this headset at Computex in Taiwan, during a keynote by Intel. HTC and Intel are working together to make the wireless Vive headset a reality.
The headset itself won’t be changed a lot. It’s going to look similar to the existing Vive VR headset but will feature a small box on the side of the Vive. The box will presumably feature some important components which will enable the headset to work wirelessly.
The obvious advantage with a product like this is that customers will no longer have to put up with messy cables when they’re too engrossed in the virtual worlds. This functionality will likely come at a substantial price, which hasn’t been confirmed as yet.