HTC Announces Vive Pro Eye Headset With Integrated Eye-tracking

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Today at CES HTC made a slew of announcements about the Vive ecosystem, including a new, upcoming version of the Vive Pro called the Vive Pro Eye. HTC says that the Vive Pro Eye will launch in Q2 of 2019. CES 2019 HTC Vive News ces 2019 htc vive htc vive pro eye vive pro eye

HTC Teases Smartphone Capability With Vive Cosmos

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Vive Cosmos is HTC’s newly unveiled PC VR headset that’s slated to release sometime this year. While it’s a tethered device meant to support PCs at launch, HTC teased that it could also be driven by a smartphone.

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HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR

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HTC might have given a first look at their new Vive Cosmos headset today, but they weren’t ready to offer many details. While the Vive originated from a deep partnership between Valve and HTC, in recent years HTC has made moves to be less reliant on Valve’s SteamVR ecosystem.

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HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late. SEE ALSO HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Dev Kit for Vive Focus.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2018 deals. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive 2018 Deal. HTC also isn’t offering any Black Friday deal on the Vive Pro Starter Kit.

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HTC Vive Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Cosmos?

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HTC’s line-up of VR headsets is steadily growing. HTC Vive. At $499 it’s the most affordable headset in HTC’s lineup. Originally released in 2016 for $799, the OG Vive remains today as HTC’s entry level PC VR option. HTC Vive Pro. HTC Vive Pro Eye. At CES 2019 HTC announced Vive Pro Eye – a 2019 refresh of the Vive Pro adding eye tracking. HTC Vive Focus. HTC Vive Cosmos.

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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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HTC: Vive Cosmos is Not a Successor to the Original Vive

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Today at CES HTC revealed its latest headset, the Vive Cosmos. While the original HTC Vive launched way back in April of 2016, HTC says that it continues to see strong sales. Image courtesy HTC. HTC plans to continue to the original Vive product line alongside Cosmos.

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Equipment

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HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on. HTC Vive HTC Vive Focus VR Industry News htc vive HTC Vive Cosmos

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CES 2019: First Pictures Of HTC Vive Cosmos And Pro Eye Arrive

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We’re at HTC’s booth at CES 2019 where the company just revealed two new VR headsets. The first of the two headsets announced today was the HTC Vive Pro Eye. We don’t have price or release dates yet, but HTC says this is an enterprise-level product. We know it can run on PCs but HTC is also hinting at some kind of portable functionality, possibly supporting a new smartphone. All in all it’s been a pretty big CES for HTC.

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC).

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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too. Image courtesy HTC.

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Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division

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HTC is reportedly laying off 1,500 employees in its Taiwan manufacturing division, something Bloomberg’s Taipei bureau chief Samson Ellis reports to be around 22% of HTC employees. billion deal, which saw half of HTC’s smartphone R&D division transferred to Google.

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The 25 Best HTC Vive Games: Day #1

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From the stunning precision of SteamVR tracking to the frankly ludicrous amount of games to play, the HTC Vive and its bigger brother, the Vive Pro, are arguably the best place to experience high-end VR gaming today. So, without further ado, here are UploadVR’s 25 best HTC Vive games.

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HTC Holding Special VR Press Event Monday at 1 PM PST

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HTC dropped a big hint recently that the company has new VR gear to show off at CES 2019 , and we may be getting a first-hand look during a special press event that’s taking place Monday. Image courtesy HTC. CES 2019 HTC Live Blog Live Stream ces 2019 htc vive vive

Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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HTC Vive Pro Is Getting Finger Tracking

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Back in April, HTC launched the Vive Pro , a higher-end HTC Vive PC VR headset which added a 2nd outward-facing camera alongside a boost in display resolution. This camera setup has, until now, not seen any widespread use beyond AR experiments and niche enterprise applications, but now HTC have announced that they will be leveraging it to add native finger tracking to the Vive Pro. The feature should also work fully in wireless mode with the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter.

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HTC Unveils PC VR Headset Vive Cosmos, Dev Kits Coming Early 2019

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At a special CES event today, HTC unveiled their latest PC VR headset, Vive Cosmos. Vive Comos is said to launch sometime in 2019, although HTC isn’t talking about a more exact launch window just yet. Images provided by HTC show both the headphones attached and detached.

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Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. HTC revealed the devices exciting tracking capabilities during their time at last weeks 2018 World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China. Image Credit: HTC / GIPHY.

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HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China

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Earlier this month, HTC quietly opened their first Vive flagship store in Shenzhen, China. Image courtesy HTC Vive. Image courtesy HTC Vive. The post HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Announces ‘Vive Focus’ Standalone VR Headset

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Today during the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC revealed the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin reveals the Vive Focus on stage at VDC 2017 | Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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Located at the Consumer Electronics Exchange/Exhibition Center in the modern metropolis of Shenzhen, the store appears to be a one-stop-shop for everything HTC Vive. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account.

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HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

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HTC made a not so subtle tease today that a new version of the HTC Vive is on the way with improved resolution. On one hand, it would make sense, especially if it allows HTC to further reduce the cost of the headset—SteamVR Tracking 2.0 htc vive 2 htc vive 2.0

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HTC Teases New Vive Gear to be Revealed at CES Next Week

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Last year HTC teased the VR world ahead of CES 2018 about what would become the announcement of the Vive Pro. Road to VR will be boots on the ground once again to bring you the most important developments, including whatever HTC has up their sleeve.

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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. 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.

HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

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According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC will halt trading of its stock as of September 21st, pending an unknown announcement from the company, reports Bloomberg. Following several years of financial difficulty, the future of HTC seems less clear than it’s ever been.

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Vive Joins VirtualLink Standard at XRDC 2018

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At the time major players like Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD all backed the project but there was one key name missing: HTC Vive. We’ve reached out to HTC to ask after its plans for the platform. HTC Vive VR Industry News htc vive VirtualLink

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand.

HTC Vive Gets Major Price Cut, Now $600

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Hot on the heels of the $400 Summer Rift sale , HTC is doing some of its own price slashing, bringing the complete Vive system down by $200 to a new permanently lowered price of $600. HTC Vive Now $600. Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive Teases ‘New Gear’ For Reveal Next Week

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It was around this time last year that HTC Vive teased the reveal of its Vive Pro headset at CES 2018. HTC Vive just tweeted the below image of its CES 2019 gear all boxed up and ready to move to the big show in Vegas. HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019. It certainly looks like HTC is set to reveal some new hardware at CES, then. HTC Vive HTC Vive Cosmos VR Industry News CES htc vive

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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 ‘Investigating’ Vive Wireless Adapter Heating Report

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Over the weekend I saw on Twitter that Michael Jones, Founder of BrainFizz VR, a development studio working on a VR dating and matchmaking app called Electropop , posted that he received a burn on his scalp from using a new Vive Wireless Adapter for a standard HTC Vive. We reached out to HTC to ask if the standard Vive Wireless Adapter is supposed to come with a pad or safety divider of some kind and what the normally expected operating temperature of the device is expected to be.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Is A ‘Tethered’ VR Headset, Not A Standalone Like Quest

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Yesterday at HTC’s CES 2019 press conference, the company revealed not one but two brand new VR headsets known as the Vive Pro Eye and the Vive Cosmos along with a slew of other announcements. After the conference was over we got an up-close look at the Vive Cosmos and got the chance to chat with Dan O’Brien, General Manager at HTC, about the newly announced headsets and more. ” Until HTC decides to share more information we’re just left wanting more.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive CES Press Conference – How To Follow And What To Expect

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We’re not too sure what to expect from this year’s show but you can be sure that there’ll be news at the HTC Vive CES press conference today. HTC’s latest showcase will kick off at 1pm PT in Vegas today. Last year’s press conference saw HTC announce its Vive Pro headset. HTC is certainly teasing some kind of exciting reveal , but what is it? HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019. CES is the first big event of the year for VR fans.

HTC Vive Focus launched worldwide: an enterprise standalone headset, starting from $599

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You will be able to finally buy it in Europe and North America for $599, from the dedicated page on the HTC website. HTC Vive Focus Specs. The Vive Focus is HTC’s standalone headset , the one that the Taiwanese/Chinese company wants to use to start making virtual reality widespread.

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HTC Publishes Vive Wireless Adapter Setup Instructions, Suggesting Nearby Launch

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Image courtesy HTC. One interesting side note: to power the wireless experience, the website claims you should only ever use the HTC QC 3.0 The post HTC Publishes Vive Wireless Adapter Setup Instructions, Suggesting Nearby Launch appeared first on Road to VR.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re tracking the best HTC Vive deals for Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday as they spring up. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2017 Deal. Other HTC Vive Deals to Consider.

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HTC Announces Strategic Partnerships With MLB & McLaren Formula One Team

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At the Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) in Shenzhen today, HTC announced new VR initiatives in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and McLaren Racing, the Formula One racing team. McLaren and HTC will co-launch a special edition McLaren-branded Vive headset.

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HTC Joins VirtualLink to Support Connection Standard for Future VR Headsets

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HTC was seemingly the odd one out back at the initial announcement, but this week the company joined the group in support of the standard. This week at the XRDC conference in San Francisco, HTC announced that it had opted to join the group in support of the VirtualLink connection standard.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Inside-Out Tracked VR Headset Revealed

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After weeks of speculation, the HTC Vive Cosmos has finally been announced. HTC revealed the kit at its CES 2019 press conference in Las Vegas today. HTC’s Dan O’Brien said that the Vive Cosmos was a “glimpse of where VR is going.” — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 7, 2019. We first heard about Vive Cosmos when HTC trademarked the name back in November 2018. That’s not all HTC is announcing at CES yesterday.