HTC Vive VR system clears the FCC

HTC Vive VR system clears the FCC
A week ago, we told you that HTC co-founder and current CEO Cher Wang had mentioned that the company will display a big technological breakthrough at CES next month. Her comment referred to the HTC Vive VR headset, and was spoken at a developer's forum for the device. New, unofficial pictures of the headset show that HTC has made some last minute changes to the looks of the Vive and its controllers.

Today, we have received word that the Vive has been certified by the FCC. Not only the headset, but the Vive Controller, Base Station and Link Box all were cleared by the agency.

The product has been delayed because of the new breakthrough, and while HTC will show off the new discovery at CES (which runs from January 6th through January 9th), the Vive won't be launched until April. The manufacturer obviously has high hopes for the product. Sending out a tweet today from the HTC Vive Twitter account, the company writes "We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays with their friends, families and loved ones. 2016 is going to be a big year for #VR."

With the FCC now out of the way, we await CES and look forward to seeing the company's big technological breakthrough in Las Vegas. And as you know, what happens in Vegas during CES gets passed along to you, right here.

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source: FCC (1), (2), (3) ,(4), @htcvive via GadgetzArena



1. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Good move. I think HTC should focus on this part more than mobile division. This vr division has enormous possibilities. And HTC is already developing vr with valve which means they can attain a lot of contents easily. *this vr is not mobile version. It's connected to PC or console.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this will be game changer for FPS game.. but I still wonder how VR on FPS will work, since your head control the view and your mouse control the crosshair, it will be confusing :-/ cant wait for oculus rift

2. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nice n all but i hope we could also watch porn on it id be nice being there in the middle of it haha

4. Shocky unregistered

Looking forward to this, Gear VR is fun but it's just the beginning.

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