As one of the best VR devices available, HTC Vive used to require cables to connect the headset to the PC behind the monitor. Fortunately, the China company TPCAST has helped HTC Vive to get rid of the wires by designing a tether-less VR upgrade kit for it.
A preview version of the kits was shown off the other day at Alibaba’s 11/11 global shopping festival in Shenzhen, China, and the final version will receive pre-orders in limited quantity for CNY1,499. The kit is said to ship starting in Q1 2017.
The overall Vive experience will be greatly improved, with no noticeable difference for factors like latency, Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC, told UpLoad VR. Coming with a standard battery at launch, the TPCAST accessory kit will provide a bigger battery in the near future.
Unfortunately, the $220 Add-on was already sold out in just 18 minutes, and the second batch is expected to be available for reservations next month.
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