HTC confirms price and launch date for Vive Wireless Adapter
HTC has revealed when its Vive Wireless Adapter will ship, and crucially, how much it'll cost.
The t-shaped adapter, which (as the name implies) can turn the HTC Vive and Vive Pro into wireless headsets, will retail for $299, and will be available for pre-order on September 5 before hitting shelves a few weeks later on September 24.
HTC claims the adapter only takes a few minutes to set up, with users needing to install a PCI-e card before attaching a sensor to their PC that broadcasts to and from the now-wireless Vive headset.
While it works straight out of the box with the standard Vive, Vive Pro owners will need to purchase an additional $60 compatibility pack that includes a connection cable, foam padding, and a unique attachment device for the premium headset.
On the tech front, the adapter has a broadcast range of 6 meters and a 150 degree field of view from the sensor. It also runs in the interference-free 60Ghz band using Intel's WiGig specification in combination with DisplayLink's XR codec.
All adapters will also include a two-month trial to HTC's Viveport Subscription service, which grants users unlimited access to a variety of virtual reality titles and apps of their choosing.