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 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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HTC Vive Headset Nearing 100,000 Sales, Steam Data Suggests

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While between HTC/Valve and Oculus, the companies have been coy on official sales figures, Steam data suggests that the HTC Vive headset is approaching the 100,000 sales mark. See Also: HTC Vive – Review A Mesmerising VR Experience, if You Have the Space.

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HTC Announces Pricing, Pre-order Date & Specs for Vive Focus Standalone Headset

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HTC today announced more specifics around Vive Focus, the company’s standalone mobile VR headset for China-based customers. As reported by YiVian , HTC is putting out two versions: Electric Blue for ¥4,299 (~$650) and Almond White for ¥3,999 ($600).

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HTC to Offer Wireless Vive Upgrade Kit, Pre-orders Start Friday

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HTC plans to offer a wireless upgrade accessory for the Vive created by TPCAST. Launching in early 2017 with pre-orders starting Friday, HTC claims the device will eliminate the direct connection to the PC without any noticeable difference in latency or gameplay.

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HTC to Sell Shanghai Phone Factory for $91 Million, Invest Proceeds in VR Business

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Despite its major role in the growing VR space, HTC’s overall business continues to struggle financially, posting significant losses over the last two years. According to HTC, the sale of the nearly 1.3

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Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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Now’s your chance to pitch your crazy accessory idea to HTC. HTC will be running the accessory contest through its Viveport community forum , and letting members vote on their favorite entries. SEE ALSO HTC Vive Accessory Store Now Stocks Things You Actually Need.

Report: HTC to Unveil Standalone VR Headset at Vive Developer Conference in November

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HTC could be showing off its standalone VR headset at the company’s November 14th Vive Developer Conference (VDC) in Beijing. To wit, HTC says it will have ‘some important announcements’ to make. image courtesy HTC.

HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator

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HTC today announced its third batch of AR/VR startups backed by the company’s Vive X accelerator program. The post HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Explains Why It Hasn’t Lowered the Price of the Vive

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Despite its primary competitor, Oculus, making a major price cut to the Rift & Touch earlier this year, HTC’s Vive headset still sits at a hearty $800. The company’s GM of VR, Daniel O’Brien, tells us why HTC hasn’t cut the cost of their headset in response.

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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.

HTC Says Vive 2 Will Come When It Can Offer “really meaningful innovation”

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In a recent interview, HTC Vive General Manager Daniel O’Brien provided a carefully-worded answer when asked specifically about a ‘Vive 2’. HTC’s current VR headset is now over year old; PC VR hardware cycles are anticipated to last somewhere between 1 and 3 years. “We’re

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Exclusive: Inside HTC’s Beautiful New SteamVR Home Environment, ‘Driftwood’

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Today HTC Creative Labs is debuting a beautiful new SteamVR Home environment —the hub space for when players aren’t inside any VR apps—called Driftwood. Image courtesy HTC. News driftwood htc creative labs htc driftwood steamvr home steamvr home environment

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HTC Vive & Lenovo Standalone Headsets to be Based on Qualcomm Reference Design, Components Detailed

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Just about the only thing we know so far about the new Daydream standalone VR headsets in the works from HTC and Lenovo is that they are… in the works. SEE ALSO First Glimpse of HTC's Standalone Vive Headset Powered by Google Daydream, Launching Later This Year.

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HTC Launches Vive Studios; Debuts First Title ‘Arcade Saga’

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HTC is getting into the VR content development game with the launch of Vive Studios. Announced Thursday, Vive Studios is HTC’s internal VR development team that’s been stealthily creating content to be released to consumers. News Arcade Saga Games HTC HTC Vive Vive Studios

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Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

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The post Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation appeared first on Road to VR. HTC Vive HTC Vive Tracker News Telepresence htc vive t-hr3 telepresence telepresence robot toyota vive vr telepresence

New HTC Vives Weigh 15% Less Than They Did at Launch

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HTC has managed to shave 15% off of the original 550 grams (1.21 We’ve made several improvements since launch including a new 3-in-1 cable,” an HTC spokesperson tells Road to VR. ” The HTC Vive Pre | Photo by Road to VR.

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

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HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. According to the announcement, HTC will receive $1.1

HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999

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Following the HTC Vive’s recent price cut from $799 to $599 , HTC is now offering a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US customers for $999. The post HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999 appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Scraps Plans to Bring Daydream-based Vive Focus to Western Markets

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HTC revealed their new standalone Vive Focus headset today , poised to launch into the Asian market. Earlier this year the device was teased to be heading to Western markets as part of Google’s Daydream platform in 2017, but now HTC confirms they’ve canceled those plans.

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First Glimpse of HTC’s Standalone Vive Headset Powered by Google Daydream, Launching Later This Year

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Google and HTC are partnering up on Google’s new standalone Daydream VR initiative which will see fully-self contained mobile VR headsets built on Android. HTC has teased a first look at its mobile Vive Daydream headset which is an interesting design departure from the Vive PC headset.

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HTC Announces Multi-million Dollar Vive Art Initiative, Bringing VR to Museums Worldwide

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HTC announced a new multi-million dollar VR initiative aiming to support content, creators and institutions that embrace VR not only as an artistic medium itself, but as a way to better immerse users in all forms of art.

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HTC Vive Tracker is Now on Sale to General Public for $99

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HTC’s Vive Tacker, the Lighthouse-compatible puck that promises to get more than your hands into virtual reality with a bevy of hardware applications, is now officially available for sale to anyone with $99.

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Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming from HTC and Lenovo

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Google revealed that partners, including HTC and Lenovo, are building the new headsets. ” You can view HTC’s standalone headset site now. Developing… The post Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming from HTC and Lenovo appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC’s New Link Headset is Using ‘Neon’ Tracking from Ximmerse – Specs & Details

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HTC’s new mobile VR headset dubbed ‘Link’—which curiously does not fall under the company’s Vive brand —is also not making use of the same tracking systems employed by the Vive headsets. HTC Link headset with controllers and sensor | Photo courtesy HTC.

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HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

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On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system down from $799 to $599. Image Credit: HTC Vive.

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HTC Vive to Hit 100 US Stores, Orders Now Ship in 72 Hours Worldwide

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HTC has announced that it’s first VR headset, the SteamVR powered Vive, is to appear at 100 retail locations from this month and for those ordering online, they’re promising to ship to you within 72 hours wherever you are in the world.

No Vive 2 At CES, HTC Confirms

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I’d wager most people who bought the HTC Vive love the unit but wish a new version would bring key improvements. HTC relies on Valve’s lighthouse tracking technology to make the Vive and its controllers work. Tagged with: htc , vive 2. CES hardware htc vive 2

HTC Launch Viveport Arcade, Partnering with Leke VR to Open “1000s of Locations”

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HTC continues to explore every opportunity to capitalise on its partnership with Valve, and its Vive VR system. Graylin , China Regional President of Vive, HTC. ” SEE ALSO HTC Launches 'Vive Studios' for First-party VR Game Development and Publishing.

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HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store

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HTC today announced a new variant of its Vive standalone VR headset which is aimed specifically at the Chinese VR market and will tap the company’s Viveport content platform as the official app store for the headset. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC.

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HTC Announces Vive ‘Business Edition’ for $1200

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HTC today announced a new edition of the Vive headset targeted specifically at businesses looking to get into room-scale experiences. See Also: HTC Will Install Your Vive For $250, Now in Select U.S.

ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad

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Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality. But things get truly interesting when the camera pans right, revealing a person inside an HTC Vive as the actual artist. The post ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad appeared first on VRScout.

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Confirmed: HTC Creates VR Subsidiary – HTC Vive Tech Corporation, Explains Why

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Back in early May we reported on murmurs of HTC setting up a VR-based subsidiary, The post Confirmed: HTC Creates VR Subsidiary – HTC Vive Tech Corporation, Explains Why appeared first on UploadVR. htc VR Industry News htc vive HTC VIVE Tech Corp Tim Meler

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Save $100 on HTC Vive During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Beginning on November 24th, HTC will give $100 off purchases of the Vive system, while stocks last. Software deals during the Black Friday weekend will also be available through HTC’s own VR app store, Viveport.

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HTC Cancels Google Daydream Standalone VR Headset

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As we reported from Vive’s Beijing event late Monday, HTC unveiled a standalone VR headset that requires no PC or base stations. In May, we reported that Google had partnered with HTC to build a new standalone VR headset that we could all expect soon.

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HTC Releases Full Body Tracking Code for Use with Vive and Trackers

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HTC Vive Senior Engineer James Xiong has provided a Vive IK Demo on GitHub , which includes a reference source code and Unity demo. SEE ALSO Watch: IKinema's HTC Vive Powered Full Body Motion Capture System is Impressive. Photo courtesy James Xiong / HTC.

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How to Sharpen Your HTC Vive’s Visuals with Supersampling

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Want to substantially improve image quality whilst immersed in your HTC Vive? See Also: HTC Vive Has a Hidden Mechanism to Maximize Field of View. The post How to Sharpen Your HTC Vive’s Visuals with Supersampling appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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Standalone HTC Vive headsets appear to be all the rage lately based on several reveals made by HTC over the past couple of months. This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China.

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HTC Announces First Ever Vive Summit

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HTC is bringing us their first major Vive livestream headlined by some of the most popular esports personalities, organized in partnership with VRScout and Team SoloMid. Viewers should also expect plenty of on-stream giveaways as HTC raffles away two Vives and multiple Vive game bundles.

HTC Confirms Each Vive is Sold at Profit, “Much More” Than 140,000 Units in Sales

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In the company’s most recent earnings call, HTC confirmed it’s making a profit on each Vive headset sold, and that the company has sold “much more” than a widely reported 140,000 units. HTC’s Chia-lin Chang, President of Smartphone and Connected Devices.

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