HTC is Teasing New VR Hardware in Cryptic Tweets

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A series of cryptic tweets with teasing imagery have dropped on the official HTC Vive account in the last week, but what do they point to? It’s been a year since we’ve seen new hardware from HTC. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) March 8, 2021. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Vive Seems To Be Teasing A Hardware Reveal

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HTC Vive is teasing… something. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) March 4, 2021. Proton uses microdisplays to achieve its smaller design, and HTC presented two versions of the device last year.

HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo

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Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019. Many believe the boxes could contain new hardware due in part to the companies use of the word “gear.”.

HTC Teases “VR Headset Confirmed” with Photo of Veiled Device

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As if there was any doubt about HTC teasing a new VR headset late last week, the company also reconfirmed that it’s definitely on the way with an image of the device sitting under a veil. Image courtesy HTC.

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Steam Hardware Survey Revamped, Will Be Reliable Estimate Of PC VR Headset Ownership

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Valve revamped the VR section of the Steam Hardware Survey to support all PC VR headsets. The Steam Hardware Survey is offered randomly to a portion of Steam users each month.

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Rift/Vive Gap Nearly Doubles In March Steam Hardware Survey

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The March Steam Hardware Survey results continue a recent trend. The Oculus Rift once again widened the gap with its main competitor, the HTC Vive. It’s the first time we’ve seen HTC’s headset dip below the 40% milestone. Add the two together and HTC takes 41.18% of the total share. The Hardware Survey is optional and requires users to have their headsets actually plugged in to count.

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Rift/Vive Gap Widens In February Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift continued to widen the gap with HTC Vive headsets in the latest Steam Hardware Survey results. Back at CES it announced two new headsets, the HTC Vive Cosmos and the Vive Pro Eye. Both are coming this year so we’ll be looking forward to seeing what impact they make on the Steam Hardware Survey. Steam’s Hardware Survey tells us the total share of VR headsets between people that opt-in.

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Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey

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I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. HTC looked like it had Oculus on the ropes. HTC focused on Pro for its Black Friday promotion and Oculus cut $50 off of the Rift. This is an optional survey and you need to have your hardware plugged in (and using Steam) for it to register.

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Corrected December Steam Hardware Survey Shows Large Oculus Rift S Growth

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At the start of this month, we reported that the December Steam Hardware Survey seemed to be anomalous. On further inspection, the likely cause was clear: the number of Chinese users on the Hardware Survey has increased by more than any other month this year.

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Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive In March Steam Hardware Survey

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March’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in, and the Oculus Rift continues to increase the gap with the HTC Vive. As always, we have to point out that this is not definitive proof that Rift is outselling Vive; Steam’s hardware surveys are entirely optional and there are a number of factors that could drastically alter the results. Will the 3K display help HTC get back in front?

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Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. The recent introduction of HTC’s enhanced Vive Pro headset to the survey has proved troubling for Rift’s perceived majority market share. Both Vive and Vive Pro both saw marginal growth this month whereas Rift surrendered more of its share to HTC and other companies.

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Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker

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It was only a year ago that HTC revealed their Vive Pre headset to attendees at CES. And if 2016 was the year VR had its coming out party, 2017 is looking to be the year we see VR content ecosystem really grow and hardware accessories take shape. During a press conference at CES on Wednesday, HTC debuted two premium accessories that will be available later this year — the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

Oculus Rift/HTC Vive Gap Widens In August Steam Hardware Survey Results

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August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in , and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. The Hardware Survey is an optional survey that collects data about the hardware customers are using. Since launching in early 2016 neither Oculus nor HTC has provided official sales data for their respective headsets. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift

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HTC Announces $549 Headset-Only Cosmos Elite (With Free Alyx)

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Two weeks ago, HTC launched its Vive Cosmos Elite headset at $899. Starting in April, however, HTC will be shipping just the headset and the faceplate for $549. HTC had suggested a $499 price point for the kit, though that’s not set in stone right now.

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Mark Zuckerberg Explains Facebook’s Low Cost Hardware Strategy

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In an in-depth interview with The Information Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained why Apple, HTC, Valve, HP and other companies might have trouble competing with the tech giant on price in VR and AR.

A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

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A newly public FCC Test Report uncovered by Road to VR shows that HTC, the company behind Viveport and the Cosmos Elite VR headset, has recently submitted a new filing for what looks to be a new VR headset that would expand HTC’s lineup of immersive tech hardware.

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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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Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey

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Late last week we reported on initial findings from the July Steam Hardware Survey. Obviously, we know the Steam Hardware Survey isn’t entirely dependable (it’s only an optional survey for Steam users), but to see the new Oculus headset catch up so quickly to an entire line of VR devices that have been available for a few years is surprising indeed. For comparison, the HTC Vive and Vive Pro come to 39.27% of the total share.

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VIVE Hardware Energizes “Best-in-Class” Military Training From Street Smarts VR

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HTC VIVE is one of the leading consumer VR headset manufacturers. Implementing Street Smarts VR on VIVE hardware brings with it VIVE’s wireless PC-quality experiences , as well as their hand-tracking and eye-tracking for realistic training experiences and detailed analytics.

Grab ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Free With HTC Vive’s Black Friday Sales

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Save big on the latest HTC VR hardware with these sweet holiday deals. If you’re looking to save a few bucks this holiday season, you may be interested in HTC’s lineup of Cosmos VR headsets, currently on sale via the official Vive website as part of Cyberweek.

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Oculus Headsets Pass 50% Market Share In September Steam Hardware Survey

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Oculus headsets now make up more than 50% of VR headsets on Steam, according to the September Hardware Survey. They have only ever crossed this landmark twice in the past- before the launch of the original HTC Vive in early 2016, and before the launch of the Vive Pro and Windows MR in 2017, just after the Rift was cut to $399. The post Oculus Headsets Pass 50% Market Share In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs

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HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions.

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HTC Now Seems To Be Teasing Vive Lip-Tracking

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HTC’s latest tease on its Twitter account looks related to the lip-tracking module for its Vive headsets. HTC revealed the lip-tracking module for Vive all the way back at GDC 2019. What do you think HTC is teasing?

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Rift S Surpasses Windows MR, Index Doubles In August Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift S is now used by more Steam users than all Windows MR headsets combined, according to the August Steam Hardware Survey. It may be that consumers did not feel the low prices were worth compromises in hardware quality, particularly tracking and controllers. While the system’s all-in price is $999, HTC Vive owners can upgrade to the headset for $499, the controllers for $279, or both for $749.

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5 Oculus Quest Hardware Mods for Better Comfort

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Using the HTC Vive’s Deluxe Audio Strap (DAS), you can actually hack your way to more comfortable weight distribution fairly easily, provided you already own the $100 accessory. The post 5 Oculus Quest Hardware Mods for Better Comfort appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Vive Increases Lead Over Rift Again In Post-Black Friday Steam Hardware Survey

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The HTC Vive has managed to buck a troubling trend from the past few months in the latest Steam hardware survey. All that said, it’s important to note that hardware survey results aren’t an entirely dependable way to judge sales of the Vive against the Rift. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsNovember’s survey results , which Steam users opt into, are now in.

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HTC Vive To Release ‘Next-Gen Standalone’ Headset In 2021, But Not A Quest Competitor

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A new, “next-genetation HTC Vive standalone headset will release in 2021. Alvin Wang Graylin, President of Vive in China, revealed as much in an interview with TeliportMe last month (as spotted by Nathie ), two weeks before HTC itself teased a possible new hardware reveal.

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HTC Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies

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HTC this week announced yet another iteration of its HTC Vive Pro, the HTC Vive Pro Secure, a professional-grade VR headset designed for use in classified environments that require “ authority to operate.” HTC has also removed eye-tracking capabilities.

HTC Drops Price Of Vive Pro Eye, Announces New Vive Pro Eye Bundles

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New HTC Pro Eye solutions make VR more accessible to businesses of all sizes. HTC has had a busy first quarter. To do this, HTC is rolling out new additions to the Vive Pro Eye family. Image Credit: HTC.

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Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of)

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but June’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. Tagged with: htc vive , HTC Vive Pro , HTC Vive Pro Eye , oculus rift , oculus rift s , Steam Hardware Survey , valve index Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of) appeared first on UploadVR.

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Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets

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Two years ago HTC Vive beat Oculus Rift to market with a more complete package, helping inspire developers who were able to create groundbreaking virtual worlds in which people could use their hands to interact and feet to move around larger spaces. When asked, HTC said this is a known issue on “some titles” and they are working with “both developers and our engineering team to address.” Tagged with: HTC Vive Pro Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

HTC Vivecon Coming May 11 & 12 With Likely Headset Reveal

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HTC is planning a “Vivecon” for May 11 and 12 that’s likely to reveal new headset hardware. Following the reveals of a new tracking puck and facial sensor , late last week HTC teased “now that the accessories are out of the way, let’s get down to business.”

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HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-Orders Begin Sept. 12

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HTC revealed its Vive Cosmos VR headset will be available for pre-order beginning Sept. We still have lots of questions about the new headset and that includes impressions of the hardware itself. HTC is giving selected media previews of the hardware this week. Cosmos is a major departure from HTC’s original 2016 room-scale system co-developed in partnership with Valve. The new system features HTC’s own brand of inside-out tracking technology.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.16): HTC launches Tracker 3.0, Facebook has 10,000 people working on XR, and more!

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Image by Road To VR, from HTC images). HTC launches Vive Tracker 3.0 HTC was not teasing a new standalone headset, but a new Vive Tracker. Yes, the 30% price increase is not appreciated, but, well, we know HTC. Header image by HTC Vive).

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Rift And Index Shrink Slightly, Vive Grows In October Steam Hardware Survey

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Oculus Rift headsets and the Valve Index have surrendered a tiny share of overall VR headset usage to HTC Vive in October’s Steam Hardware Survey. It’s easily the slowest month of growth for the headset since the Steam Hardware Survey started following it. Again, it’s a very, very small reduction, but it’s the first time Index has gone backwards instead of forwards since it joined the Steam Hardware Survey. The answer is the HTC Vive platform.

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HTC’s VR Facial Tracker Works On Quest & Index, With Some DIY

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When HTC announced its VR Facial Tracker last week, the company said it was only compatible with the Vive Pro headsets. Shen Ye, Senior Director and Global Head of Hardware Products later confirmed these reports on Twitter, but added two important disclaimers.

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