HTC Vive Flow headset images leak days before reported launch


HTC is anticipated to launch a brand new VR headset inside the week, however you do not have to attend until then to see what it appears like. A group of Vive Flow images has made its means on-line, courtesy of evleaks, before the launch occasion. According to Protocol, the Vive Flow is a light-weight headset developed for customers underneath the inner title “Hue.” The Bluetooth SIG consortium beforehand published paperwork describing Hue as a VR AIO (all-in-one) product, which suggests the gadget might be a standalone headset that does not want a cellphone or does not must be tethered to a PC to work. 

The company reportedly desires to position the Vive Flow primarily as a strategy to devour media, with some entry to gaming. Its chip is much less highly effective than the Oculus Quest 2’s, Protocol says, however it would have six levels of freedom monitoring. The images leaked on-line additionally present extra details about the gadget, together with a dual-hinge system to verify it matches most individuals, snap-on face cushion, immersive spatial audio, adjustable lenses and lively cooling system. After you pair your cellphone with it by way of Bluetooth, you should utilize your cell gadget as a VR controller and to stream content material to VR utilizing Miracast tech.

In addition, the images present that the Vive Flow shall be out there for pre-order beginning on October fifteenth, with shipments going out in early November. The headset will set you again US$499, which is $200 greater than the Quest 2’s launch value, and you will get seven free digital actuality content material and a carrying case should you pre-order.

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