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HTC Vive Pre is the company's second virtual reality headset, should be released in April

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HTC Vive Pre is the company's second virtual reality headset, should be released in April
HTC just announced the Vive Pre, its second-generation virtual reality headset, which improves on the original Vive that was unveiled last year.

Manufactured in collaboration with Valve (just like the first Vive), the Vive Pre comes with a refreshed design, being smaller, and having an updated strap system for greater comfort, and improved stability. The headset also features an enhanced visual system, including brighter displays for increased clarity. Thanks to interchangeable foam inserts and nose gaskets, the Vive Pre suits a large variety of facial shapes, and is compatible with eyeglasses.

HTC also improved the Vive’s controllers, which now offer better ergonomics, enhanced grip pads, haptic feedback, and integrated rechargeable batteries - a single charge via microUSB can provide more than 4 hours of runtime.

Another novelty that the Vive Pre is bringing is a front-facing camera that's there to blend physical elements into virtual worlds: you won't have to remove the headset to find real objects, take a seat, or simply carry out conversations.

HTC and Valve are planning to make the Vive Pre commercially available starting April this year, for a price that hasn't been unveiled. The capabilities of Vive Pre are being demonstrated this week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and we're there to check them out. Stay tuned for more!


source: HTC

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posted on 05 Jan 2016, 09:37

1. Martineverest (Posts: 337; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


Hololens got me

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 10:00 2

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4424; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Hololens (and Google Glass) is AR

Vive (and Oculas Galaxy VR and PS VR) are VR

Apples to oranges

Even Hololens and Google Glass is comparing apples to oranges since they are designed for differen purposes

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 10:26

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I think Google Glass looks like a baby comparing to what Hololens can do and I want to try out Hololens really bad :P

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