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.

Vive Closes In On Rift In May Steam Hardware Survey

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It’s the start of a new month so you know what that means; the latest Steam Hardware Survey is in. Once again the gap between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive family of headsets has decreased. It looks like Oculus may have handed HTC this month’s results on a silver platter. The difference has really allowed HTC to catch up. Given that neither HTC not Oculus has divulged official information, though, it’s the best we have.

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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. Despite being priced as low as $150, Microsoft’s platform simply hasn’t stuck with Steam users, potentially due to a combination of weak branding and low quality hardware.

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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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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%. We took a month off in May (forgive us! Put simply, they don’t show much change in the overall landscape.

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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.

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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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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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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%. The post Rift/Vive Gap Shrinks In June Steam Hardware Survey Results (Sort Of) appeared first on UploadVR.

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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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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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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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Save up to £350 on HTC Vive Hardware This Black Friday

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After announcing its Viveport Infinity Black Friday deal a couple of weeks ago, HTC Vive has now detailed what customers will be able to save this week on hardware. HTC Vive has been very vocal about solving these, releasing a slew of updates over the past few weeks.

Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’

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Valve’s goal is to have the first wave of Index hardware arrive to homes on June 29. ” We previewed the Index hardware last month but were asked by Valve Corporation to hold reviews until June 28 at 10 am Pacific “as a large number of updates will be made.”

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. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

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.

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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.

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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.

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

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September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. The holiday season is nearing and no doubt both Oculus and HTC are hoping many people will put Rifts and Vives respectively under the tree this year. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Juniper Research: VR Hardware Market Will Be Worth $50 Billion in 5 Years

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A new report from market analysis group Juniper Research states that VR hardware will be worth $50 billion by 2021. By hardware, Juniper means VR headsets, peripherals, and 360 cameras. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

HTC’s Vive Cosmos And Vive Focus Are Getting An Eye Tracking Addon

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos, Vive Focus, Vive Focus Plus, and Vive are getting an eye tracking addon from Chinese startup 7invensun. At the time HTC told us that it would launch in the west in Q3 2017, but we’re not aware of this actually happening.

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. USB should have OTG enabled; Battery : 3 hours nominal duration; Vive Focus Plus and controllers (Image by HTC).

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Vive, Windows VR Gain Ground, Rift Shrinks In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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Newer VR headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets are the winners in the October Steam Hardware Survey results. HTC’s enhanced VR headset, which Valve started listing on the survey last month , grew from 2.03% to 2.27% of overall VR headset usage following October. That’s not a huge amount but, when you add it to the standard Vive’s total, which grew from 42.36% to 42.7%, HTC is on 44.97%.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. HTC released finger tracking for Vive and Vive Pro back in March.

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 Cosmos Review: A Strong Debut, But Still Not Enough

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A few weeks ago HTC finally revealed the release date and price for the HTC Vive Cosmos : October 3rd for $699. What should have been a headstart for HTC’s new flagship VR device, considering it was formally announced all the way back at CES in January, has quickly evaporated.

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Prototype VR Hardware Photos From Valve’s Index Briefing In Bellevue

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Valve, meanwhile, partnered with HTC to turn their work into a product — Vive. Five years later, HTC’s PC VR products haven’t changed much since the original headset they partnered with Valve to ship in direct competition with Facebook’s Oculus Rift. I’ve reached out to Valve to see if I can get more specific information about when each of these hardware designs were created — and what was learned from each approach.

Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey

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Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. Still, seeing as Oculus and HTC haven’t revealed any kind of official sales figures, it’s the best we’ve got at trying to gauge the market right now. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 Base Stations

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base station in the wild, shown off at this year’s CES working with Vive Pro , HTC’s upcoming high-resolution VR headset. base stations won’t be compatible with existing HTC Vives or Vive Trackers since they use a different method for sync timing.

Rift/Vive Gap Narrows In Latest Steam Hardware Survey Results

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Last month saw the Oculus Rift pull even further ahead of the HTC Vive in Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey results, but the gap has narrowed again in May. Is it possible that, with a few months on the market now, the new Vive Pro has helped HTC regain some of the ground it’s lost? With the gap this close, there’s no way of knowing for sure if it’s Oculus or HTC on top right now. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News

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HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

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Just yesterday we reported that HTC’s next consumer VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will launch in Q3 2019. A tweet just sent out from the HTC Vive account says that the story of Cosmos and details on its availability and release date will be revealed next week.

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Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6 Billion in 2017

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After a mixed year for VR hardware sales in 2016, two new separate reports are painting a more optimistic outlook for the VR market going forward. In a new consumer VR report just released by SuperData Research , the findings show that global VR hardware revenue is expected to hit $3.6

Rift And Vive Nearly Neck-And-Neck In Latest Steam Hardware Survey

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The first Steam hardware survey of 2018 is in and it shows Oculus Rift and HTC Vive usage at practically a tie. This month sees HTC Vive as 46.96% (a 0.3% Steam designates HTC Vive at this month’s most-used headset after the Rift took the top spot for the first time in December. Most notably, HTC is set to release its upgraded Vive, the Vive Pro, as a single headset within the next two months and then as a full package with new trackers later in the year.

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E3 2016 - New VR Hardware Announcements

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E3 was not expected to showcase any new VR hardware. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions have been around for a few months now, albeit in limited supply. So hardware wise, nothing new from the big players, perhaps CES in January 2017 will bring something new?

Vive Cosmos: Everything We Know About HTC’s New Headset

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CES 2019 was a busy one for HTC Vive. HTC sees this as a new strain of VR device that may entice people that haven’t yet bought a PC VR headset. HTC says this is a headset for home use and, cryptically, on-the-go too. HTC also announced Vive Reality System at CES.

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Fact Check: Is Cosmos HTC’s ‘Lightest Vive Yet’?

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Last week HTC made the claim that its upcoming headset, the Vive Cosmos, was its lightest yet. In the image below HTC claims Cosmos weighs 645 grams. This makes it HTC’s “lightest Vive yet,” according to the company. In early 2017, HTC confirmed they found ways to decrease the weight of new versions of that headset by about 15 percent. HTC VIVE COSMOS is our lightest VIVE yet. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) August 8, 2019.

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The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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VR headsets have already seen some pretty drastic permanent price reductions in the past few months, including the new $400 Oculus Rift + Touch price, the new $600 HTC Vive price, and the new $450 ‘all-in’ PlayStation VR bundle. The Best VR-Ready Hardware Deals.