HTC Vive Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories, Games, And More For HTC Headsets

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The HTC Vive is one of the most popular and enduring lines of PC VR headsets. Whether you’re talking about the original HTC Vive or the newer Vive Cosmos, there are a bunch of different games and accessories you can use with the Vive system. HTC Vive PC VR System Specs.

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HTC Discontinuing Vive Pro and Vive Focus in Favor of Newer Iterations

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HTC is discontinuing its Vive Pro and Vive Focus headsets in favor of newer versions of the headsets. In a recent opinion piece I argued that HTC’s VR headset lineup, which had reached 11 different packages, had turned into a confusing array of options.

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7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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However, as an official product partner with HTC, 7invensun says that Droolon F1 will also be compatible with the original Vive, Vive Pro, Vive Focus, and Vive Focus Plus. Image courtesy HTC.

HTC Aims To Host 2020 Vive Ecosystem Conference In VR, Citing Coronavirus

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The return of HTC’s annual Vive Ecosystem Conference later this month aims to be held, for the first time, in VR, spurred in part by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The post HTC Aims To Host 2020 Vive Ecosystem Conference In VR, Citing Coronavirus appeared first on UploadVR.

HTC Announces First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference In Response To Coronavirus

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Alvin Wang , President of HTC China, was one of the presenters during the summit; after which he walked away seeing the advantages of virtual conferences. V2EC2020 running on an HTC Vive Pro (Image Credit: Peter H. Image Credit: HTC). Feature Image Credit: HTC.

HTC Discontinues Vive Pro and Focus Models, Reduce Price on Pro Eye Kit

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HTC confirmed that the HTC Vive Pro and HTC Vive Focus headsets are now discontinued and will be replaced by their newer equivalents, the Vive Pro Eye and Vive Focus Plus, moving forward. What do you think of these changes to the HTC headset lineup?

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HTC’s VR Lineup Now Includes 11 Headset Packages and Its Modular Strategy is a Mess

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With the re-introduction of the company’s Cosmos VR headsets with four different variants, HTC’s Vive lineup has become a confusing mess with 11 different headset packages to choose from. Image courtesy HTC. With Cosmos, HTC says it’s all about modularity.

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.

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The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2019

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We’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 deals, including the Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro, and original Vive. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 Deals. Image courtesy HTC. HTC is offering discounts on all Vive Pro packages. HTC Vive Price Baseline.

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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 CEO Yves Maitre: ‘I’m Not Sure That The Target Is To Beat Oculus’

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In an interview with Bloomburg Technology , newly-appointed HTC Ceo Yves Maitre spoke about the competition in the VR market between Oculus and HTC. He also spoke about the VR market at large and how it has affected HTC’s performance and stock price.

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HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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HTC addressed some common user and reviewer concerns relating to the newly-launched Vive Cosmos in a new blog post. HTC claims in its blog post that batteries in the controllers should last somewhat longer than that.

HTC Reveals Vive Proton, a Compact Standalone VR Headset Prototype

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As if announcing three new Cosmos headsets wasn’t enough, HTC today also revealed Vive Proton. HTC offered up its first glimpse of Vive Proton today, a new VR headset from the company which aims for a more compact form factor. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Receives $100 Discount For A Limited Time

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HTC is starting off the new year with a discount on their Vive Cosmos VR headset, bringing the price down $100 from $700 to $600 for a limited time only. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 1, 2020.

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HTC CEO Cher Wang Steps Down As Vive Cosmos Approaches

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Cher Wang, CEO of HTC Corporation, is stepping down as head of the company. Wang, who remains Chairwoman of the HTC board, will be replaced by Yves Maitre from French telecom company, Orange. That was roughly a year before it launched the HTC Vive VR headset with Valve.

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New HTC CEO Vows Continued Focus on Vive and XR

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HTC has announced the appointment of Yves Maitre as its new CEO. Cher Wang, who took over as company CEO in March 2015, is stepping down to continue as Chairwoman of the HTC board. Across the world, HTC is recognized for its firsts across the mobile and XR space.

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HTC Skipping CES, To Share ‘New Vision For Vive’ Soon

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HTC is planning to share a ‘new vision’ for its Vive VR business in 2020 after pulling out of CES appointments. Early last month we confirmed that HTC won’t be hosting its traditional Vive Press Conference at CES 2020, which gets underway in Las Vegas this week.

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Hands-On: HTC Cosmos Elite Offers Big Improvements With Its Elite Faceplate

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HTC’s modular headset delivers a great VR experience. Just a few weeks ago, HTC announced a new suite of Cosmos headsets and faceplates aimed at delivering VR solutions to both average consumers as well as businesses. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-orders to Start September 12th

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HTC Vive Cosmos, the company’s upcoming PC VR headset, is officially going into pre-order starting September 12th. HTC announced the news via Twitter, saying that more information, including specs, price, and special offers will be made public at the time when pre-orders go live.

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HTC is Hosting Its Next Developer Conference in VR Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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To avoid this, HTC today announced it will be holding its next Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) from within virtual reality. The post HTC is Hosting Its Next Developer Conference in VR Amid Coronavirus Concerns appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Plans Cheaper Vive Cosmos Model, $900 SteamVR Tracking Model

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HTC is introducing two new models of the Cosmos to sell alongside the original $699 model. HTC’s Dan O’Brien told us the company will sell the headphones as accessories should you want to upgrade, but you can use your own headphones/earphones too.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Now Available For Preorder, Shipping March 18

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Announced just a few days ago , the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset is now available to preorder and slated to ship on March 18. At $900, the headset is a more expensive option than the standard HTC Vive Cosmos and comes with a SteamVR tracking faceplate, two SteamVR 1.0

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HTC Vive Pro Eye Gets A Price Cut And New Bundles

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Hot off the heels of introducing new models of its Vive Cosmos consumer headset, HTC is today introducing two new editions of its enterprise-focused Vive Pro Eye device, along with a small price cut. Does this Vive Pro Eye price cut have you considering picking up HTC’s headset?

HTC Vive Pro Headset Permanently Reduced to $600

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HTC Vive Pro launched in April 2018 with a few key improvements over the company’s original 2016 HTC Vive headset, although its launch was marred somewhat by its steep retail price of $800 for the headset alone. Image courtesy HTC.

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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. 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.

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HTC Unveils Three New Vive Cosmos Headsets: Elite, Play, and XR

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HTC today introduced three new variants of its Vive Cosmos VR headset. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC. Cosmos Play is HTC’s entry-level VR offering which has four cameras for inside-out tracking, and the same controllers as the original Cosmos.

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Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

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Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. The post Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro appeared first on Road to VR. HTC HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro News Bits Vive htc vive vive vive pro

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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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HTC Responds to Common Cosmos Complaints, Promises Improvements

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In response to the issue, HTC quickly pushed a patch which made Cosmos less picky about lighting conditions. HTC also addressed content compatibility issues. HTC said it’s “working closely with developers across stores to update their titles with controls for Cosmos.”

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HTC Teases Cloud-Based VR With New 5G Hub

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With the 2019 Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, HTC has been busying themselves with a slew of exciting announcements and demonstrations ranging from a smartphone aimed at cryptocurrency fanatics, to their HTC Vive Focus Plus VR headset. with HTC Sense.

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Community Download: What Does The Future Hold For HTC In VR?

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For today, we’re curious what you think of HTC’s future in the VR industry. Last week HTC canceled all of their CES appointments and pulled out of the show entirely. Back in 2016, with help from Valve, HTC pioneered roomscale VR when the original HTC Vive launched.

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New HTC Vive Cosmos Video Focuses On Comfort

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos finally remerged late last month and then swiftly disappeared again. HTC says this makes it the lightest Vive headset to date. The headset now features six cameras for inside-out tracking and will run on HTC’s new Vive Reality platform.

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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 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’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.

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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HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

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On HTC’s Facebook page today the company showed a new faceplate for the upcoming Vive Cosmos. Vive Cosmos is HTC’s next consumer focused PC VR headset. It was first announced at CES 2019 in January, but HTC still hasn’t given details on specifications or pricing.

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