CES 2018: HTC Debuts Vive Pro VR Headset With Built-In Headphones and Higher Resolution

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, HTC introduced a next-generation virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive Pro. The Vive Pro features two OLED displays with a resolution of 2880 x 1600 and 615 pixels per inch, a 78 percent increase from the 2160 x 1200 resolution of the current Vive headset.

    HTC says the higher resolution will bring sharper text and graphics for an improved overall experience.

    The Vive Pro is designed to be lighter than the existing Vive, with integrated high-performance headphones and a more comfortable headstrap with a sizing dial. Dual microphones and active noice cancellation improve communication, and dual front-facing cameras are included, too.

    HTC is also introducing a new Vive Wireless Adaptor which to bring wireless VR headset integration that will work with both the Vive and the Vive Pro.

    HTC didn't provide pricing or release date details on its new Vive Pro headset, but says additional information will be introduced in the future.

    Apple is not yet competing in the AR/VR wearable space with companies like HTC and Facebook/Oculus, but the company is rumored to be hard at work on its own augmented reality headset or smart glasses. Apple's headset is still at least a year away, but it's said to include a dedicated display, a built-in processor, and an "rOS" operating system.

    It's possible Apple's headset will include some virtual reality elements as Apple recently purchased VRvana, a startup that developed a mixed reality headset called Totem. Totem, never released to the public, was designed to combine both augmented and virtual reality technologies in a single headset.

    Article Link: CES 2018: HTC Debuts Vive Pro VR Headset With Built-In Headphones and Higher Resolution
  2. blake2 macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2013
    Pittsburgh PA
    Looks great. But I wonder if the ‘Pro’ was absolutely necessary...
  3. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    VR is still at least 5 years away, way too expensive and clunky to ever go mainstream
  4. baller1308 macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2009
    Probably because the other one will still be on the market.
    Well you're missing out.
  5. fastasleep macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    5 years? It's pretty mainstream in my living room right now.
  6. tongefactor40 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    do you use it as a media player?
  7. fastasleep macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    What do you mean? Like, watch 2D media on it? No. 3D media, sure, via LittlStar etc. Mostly games though.
  8. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    You can build your own VR capable PC quite cheaply now. Buying an off the shelf PC will cost a bit more.

    The oculus is cheaper now.

    VR is definitely not 5 years away.

    As others have said, VR is mainstream in my house too!!

  9. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    5yrs away? What you talking about Willis?!


    Don't you remember this??


  10. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Nah, it’s here now with PS 4. It’s an affordable add on to the most popular console on the market.

    Resolution is not great, but the experience, overall, is solid.

    If you mean like “smartphone mainstream,” then I’d agree.
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    And can we use these VR devices on iMacs now? They made such a big deal out of creating VR content at WWDC. Seems to me if you have a capable Mac and High Sierra, you should be able to use a Vive without issue.

    I do like by PS VR, but I’d love the resolution of this Vive Pro a lot more.
  11. soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    Right, like any modern GPU can render 90fps+ with that resolution.
  12. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2012
    Apple isn't interested in VR they are too busy "moving to where the Puck is going to be". Like animated poop emoji
  13. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    There's not much VR content for Mac yet, but I'm looking forward to adding Vive and Vive Pro support for VR Desktop for Mac in the coming months:


  14. melendezest Suspended

    Jan 28, 2010
    VR is one of those things that is easy to dismiss until you tried a compelling version of it.

    I got the PSVR this Christmas for my kids after enormous begging, and let me tell you, my mind was blown.

    Yes, there is room for improvement but it is clear that VR is the future, no question.

    Can't wait to try the HTC Vive Pro out!

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