HTC Vive Focus 3 Review

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HTC’s latest all-in-one VR headset features a number of big improvements for an equally big price tag. Image Credit: HTC. Inside the box, you’ll find the Vive Focus 3 headset, two controllers, a battery, battery charger, a controller charging cable, and a standard cleaning cloth.

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‘Valheim’ VR Mod Now Supports Motion Controls

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Everyone’s favorite Viking simulator can now be played in VR with support for VR motion controls, including Oculus Touch and Valve Index. Available now via Nexusmods, this latest update adds full VRIK support, including individual finger movements depending on the controller.

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‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

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By controlling the length and direction of a small patch of fake fur mounted below the users index finger, the device is able to replicate the feeling of petting a small furry animal in VR. The post ‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

HTC Vive Pro 2 Review

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HTC’s latest high-end PC VR headset features an incredible display, fantastic tracking, and a hefty price tag. The HTC Vive Pro 2 is officially out in the wild, and wow is this one powerful VR headset. Here is our full review of the HTC Vive Pro 2. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset. Last month the Consumer Electronics Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, HTC announced the latest addition to their VR hardware line-up, the HTC Vive Comos , a combination PC/mobile 6DoF headset featuring inside-out tracking and a flip-up visor. Take a peek at the new #HTCVIVE COSMOS controllers. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) February 20, 2019. News CES 2019 HTC HTC Vive Cosmos Vive Cosmos Controllers

HTC Announces Wrist Tracker for Vive Focus 3, Releasing in Early 2022 for $129

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HTC unveiled a new VR tracker device at CES 2022 today, this time targeting its $1,300 enterprise-focused standalone headset, Vive Focus 3. HTC says it includes a simple one-button pairing feature for wireless connection, and also features a removable strap for easy cleaning.

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VR Remote Control Cars Are A Hit In ‘VRChat’

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Digital artist and animator Chris Bradley has loved driving remote control cars since she was a kid. Of course, you can’t control an RC car without an RC car controller. If you’re interested in buying a remote control car, you can pick one up on Gumroad for $4! .

Hands-On With The New HTC Vive Flow VR Glasses

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HTC’s lightweight VR device is designed primarily for lifestyle and light entertainment. HTC today unveiled the Vive Flow, a portable VR glasses device. The Vive Flow is aimed at wellness and passive entertainment, removing the need for a complex control scheme.

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HTC Highlights Vive Cosmos Controllers In New Video

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We still have much to learn about the HTC Vive Cosmos. But this new video gives us another look at its promising controllers. The Vive Cosmos controllers are designed to be used with the headset’s onboard cameras. Take a peek at the new #HTCVIVE COSMOS controllers. The gamer-friendly controls & seamless tracking on the VIVE COSMOS controllers are designed to give you greater control of your VR experience.

HTC Partners With IFixit To Offer Easier Vive Repairs

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Browsing the iFixit website you’ll find everything from extra wall-mounts and additional Vive Wireless Battery Holders to headphone screw caps, replacement battery adapters, and fresh controller lanyards just to name a few.

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HTC Improves Hand Tracking On The VIVE Focus 3

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The HTC VIVE Focus 3 is an impressive VR headset with its dual 2.88” LCD panels, Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor, magnetic gasket, and easy-to-access swappable battery. . Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

HTC Winter Sale Offers Major Discounts On VIVE Headsets And More

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HTC Vive has a lot going on in 2022. Up next for HTC is the VIVE Winter Sale, during which the company is offering incredible discounts on three of their best VR products: the VIVE Cosmos, VIVE Cosmos Elite, and VIVE Pro Eye. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Vive Is Opening Its Own NFT Store

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Image Credit: HTC Vive. Last week, HTC Vive announced that it will be jumping into the NFT market by expanding its VIVERSE to include a unique NFT store designed specifically for arts and culture. You also have total control over the volume of art you are selling. .

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Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

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Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away. News Family Mart Remote-Controlled Robot Telexistence Telexistence Inc.

HTC Likely Announcing a New Standalone Vive Headset Next Week

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HTC recently said that it will host an online Vive event next week, but has only teased minimal hints about what it plans to announce. Regulatory filings spotted by Road to VR suggest a new standalone HTC Vive headset will be revealed. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) September 27, 2021.

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HTC Vive Focus Plus Is A New Standalone Headset With 6DOF Controls And Improved Comfort

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It’s time to meet yet another new member of the HTC Vive family. Announced today ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress, Vive Focus Plus is the next entry in HTC’s enterprise-level standalone headset series. The biggest additions here, though, are the new 6DOF controllers. The original Vive Focus came with one 3DOF controller that allowed you to point in VR. The controllers also sport triggers, grip buttons, a trackpad and home and menu buttons.

Vive Pro 2 With Index Controllers Is $100 Less Than HTC’s Full Kit

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You can get HTC’s new Vive Pro 2 with two base stations and better controllers for less than the price of the full kit coming in August. Vive Pro 2 With Index Controllers +2.0 Then a pair of Index controllers cost $279.

HTC Holiday Sale Discounts up to $300 off Vive PC VR Headsets & Accessories

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HTC is doing a week-long holiday sale starting today that is bringing deep discounts to many of its PC VR headsets, as well as accessories such as the Vive Wireless Adapter and Deluxe Audio Strap. Image courtesy HTC. Vive wand controllers. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Announces Vive Flow, a Compact VR Headset Focused on Casual Entertainment & Wellbeing

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HTC today announced Vive Flow, its latest standalone VR headset. While the company just recently released the enterprise-focused Vive Focus 3, the Vive Flow aims for the consumer market with a compact size and feature-set that HTC has designed around casual entertainment and wellbeing apps.

Toyota Debuts Humanoid Robot Controlled By HTC Vive

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Wearable controls and a “Master Maneuvering System” lets you pilot the T-HR3 remotely. It seems like you can’t swing a stick nowadays without hitting a VR-controlled robot. Using what Toyota refers to as a “Master Maneuvering System, operators are able to control the entirety of the T-HR3 including its head, hands, arms and feet. Finally, an HTC Vive headset allows users to view the perspective of the machine as well as control its head movements.

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HTC Reveals Vive Pro 2 & Vive Focus 3 At Vivecon 2021

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During today’s inaugural Vivecon 2021 event, HTC announced not one, but two new VR headsets alongside a new suite of professional tools that promise to change the way we work, create, and play in VR. Image Credit: HTC. HTC VIVE Pro 2. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Unveils VIVE Wrist Tracker For The Focus 3 Headset

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During CES this week, HTC officially revealed the VIVE Wrist Tracker, a lightweight VR tracking device designed specifically for the VIVE Focus 3, the company’s latest all-in-one standalone VR headset. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is being released as a development kit. Vive Focus, HTC’s standalone VR headset, had a full blown launch in China at the beginning of 2018, and was released as a development kit in the West in May. Image courtesy HTC. HTC News Vive Focus VR Controllers

HTC Reveals 6DOF Controllers For Its Vive Focus Standalone Headset

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HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset just become a much more interesting competitor to the Oculus Quest. The company just revealed a pair of six degrees of freedom (6DOF) motion controllers that are compatible with its mobile VR headset at the World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China today. Here’s @AGraylin demoing the new 6DoF dual controller dev kit for the HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset! HTC Vive HTC Vive Focus VR Industry News

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HTC Partners with iFixit to Offer Parts & DIY Repair Guides for Older Vive Headsets

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HTC has made the pro-consumer move of partnering with popular DIY repair website iFixit to offer replacement parts, repair guides, and more for out-of-warranty headsets. HTC has a good reason for betting on the longevity of its older headsets.

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Look at HTC’s New Vive Controllers in Development

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It seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting a new virtual reality controller these days. Fresh off the heels of the Oculus Touch announcement and it’s release date comes the reveal of the second generation of HTC Vive controllers. Valve’s annual Steam Dev Days has come and gone, but the excitement remains as attendees have continued posting images of the new controller prototype that was shown during the event. News Hardware HTC Vive Valve

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HTC to Sell Cosmos Elite Headset Separate from Controllers & Base Stations

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HTC announced that it will begin selling a headset-only package of Cosmos Elite priced at $550. Though Cosmos Elite became available last month, it was only sold in a package that included controllers and base stations for $900.

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HTC: Vive Pro to Launch With Updated Wand Controller, Not Valve’s ‘Knuckles’

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HTC says that the new Vive Pro controllers, due out later this year, will be an updated version of the current Vive wands, rather than Valve’s anticipated ‘Knuckles’ controllers. Upon unveiling the Vive Pro earlier this week , HTC demonstrated the new headset with the original Vive wand controllers but said that new controllers, compatible with SteamVR Tracking 2.0, The original Vive wand controller | Photo by Road to VR.

HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit Now Available For Pre-Order

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Pick up Vive’s latest professional-grade PC VR device along with two base stations and a pair of Vive controllers. This June saw the release of the HTC Vive Pro 2, the company’s latest professional-grade PC VR device. Image Credit: HTC Vive. Image Credit: HTC Vive.

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HTC Opens Applications For Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kits

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HTC has an early Christmas present for VR developers. The company this week opened applications for developer kits for its newly-announced six degree of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the Vive Focus standalone headset. He also confirmed that the new controllers achieve 6DOF tracking with the use of ultrasound and IMU sensor fusion and that Focus can track horizontal movements of up to 180 degrees and vertical movements of up to 140 degrees, all from up to one meter away.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

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Image by HTC). HTC launches Vive Flow headset for relaxation, priced at $499. After endless teasings and leaks, in the end, HTC has finally unveiled its headset: called Vive Flow, it is a lightweight device for media consumption. Header image by HTC Vive).

Apparent Leak Unveils HTC Vive Flow, Including Price & Pre-order Date

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An apparent leak in HTC’s marketing material has revealed images of the upcoming Vive Flow VR headset ahead of its October 14th unveiling. It’s still not clear what HTC is hiding with the cable. HTC Vive News Standalone VR Headset htc vive flow htc vive flow price vive flo

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An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

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New regulatory filings for an unknown HTC Vive headset have appeared at the US Federal Communications Commission. But HTC looks to be readying some new headset offering; Road to VR has spotted documentation for a headset not previously seen at the FCC.

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HTC Reveals Passthrough AR Faceplate For Vive Cosmos

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A new faceplate for HTC’s modular Vive Cosmos headset will introduce AR capabilities to the device — at least for developers. HTC will then ship it out to studios in Q2, though a price wasn’t mentioned.

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HTC is Getting into the NFT Craze with the Opening of Its Own Store Soon

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HTC is opening a non-fungible token (NFT) store soon that its says will host all forms of digital art, including AR, VR, and XR pieces. The store is said to offer complete control over?the HTC is no stranger to jumping on the crypto bandwagon though.

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Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

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The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. Valve has begun rolling out the next evolution of their intuitive knuckle controller prototypes to developers which means a whole bunch of exciting upgrades and additions we being to look forward to. The update also ditches the Micro USB, found on current Vive controllers, in favor of a faster, USB-C connection. Vive Knuckle Controllers

Report: HTC to Announce Vive Focus 3 and Vive Pro 2 Next Week

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A report from Protocol , citing undisclosed “company documents” from HTC, claims that the company will reveal two new headsets during the VIVECON event next week: Vive Focus 3 and Vive Pro 2. Road to VR has reached out to HTC for comment on the Protocol report.

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