The company say they'll be supporting the launch of the TPCast wireless adapter, a graduate of HTC's recent incubator program for the Vive.
HTC's TPCast wireless Vive accessory is to get an global launch in the second quarter of this year, the company has confirmed, alongside Vive Tracker components for peripheral makers. Availability for the Vive Tracker has not yet been confirmed, but the company is expected to sell in volume to accessory makers rather than in individual units to hobbyists and end users.
First and foremost, from my point of view, is the Vive Tracker, which is a small, tri-pronged device that can be attached to objects and bring them into the game world. HTC says that it lasts for 6 hours on a charge, although peripherals may need their own separate batteries as well. At CES this week, HTC and its partners are unveiling some potential solutions that could tangibly increase the quality of the virtual life of Vive owners.
HTC has created a gadget capable of displaying physical objects in virtual reality, bridging the divide between dimensions.
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HTC executive Dan O'Brien showing off the new Deluxe head strap. Again there's no pricing as yet, but like the Tracker it'll be available in the coming months.
Of these new accessories, the TPCast peripheral, has the biggest potential to transform the Vive experience, as it removes the bulky tether to the PC. Those who are interested in the device can also check out HTC's booth at CES 2017. It comes with high definition earphones for an integrated VR audio. The Tracker has a Q2 launch date with no price stated thus far. Get hip and cool with its overhaul on the hand-tracking VR gloves and a replacement on its old strap with the Vive Deluxe strap with built-in audio.
But discovering them all can be hard, especially with many of them requiring users to cough up a few bucks. Rikard Steiber, president of HTC's VR app store Viveport, said that HTC will offer a monthly subscription for users to experience as much new content as they want.