While VR has been gaining popularity among users, one of the several complaints is how you have to be tethered down to use the system. Thankfully, that is all about to change with HTC announcing a wireless adaptor for their Vive VR headsets, which will make the devices easier to use.
The Vive wireless adaptor differentiates itself from the other devices on the market as it uses Intel‘s WiGig technology, which operates in the 60GHz band to help prevent any interference and running at low latency. As a result, performance should be on-point without having any of the drawbacks of losing the HDMI connection.
Because the adapter is wireless, a battery has to be powering the device. HTC isn’t giving out specific details about the battery, other competitors boast a 2-hour lifespan, so it is safe to assume that HTC’s version will keep it around there. HTC has yet to announce a price for the device, but it is expected to launch sometime in the summer.
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