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HTC launches new headset with VR and MR features

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Jan 2023, 1:33am

HTC launches new headset with VR and MR features

The HTC Vive XR Elite.

HTC recently unveiled its latest consumer headset, the Vive XR Elite. 

Combining both VR and MR capabilities, the HTC Vive XR Elite has a full-colour RGB passthrough camera and support hand-tracking feature. This enables a new dimension of MR scenarios such as playing games when characters are running on the furniture, have real-time overlays on musical instruments, and having the ultimate workstation with multiple virtual screens while still being able to use your physical keyboard and mouse.

The HTC Vive XR Elit will debut with the largest range of launch titles ever, with 100 new pieces of MR and VR content which include Demeo, Hubris, Maestro, Les Mills Body Combat, FigminXR, Unplugged, and Finger Gun. More content titles will arrive later this year. 

Weighing at just 625g, the HTC Vive XR Elite can connect to a PC via USB-C to access PCVR content from VivePort and Steam, and supports wireless PC streaming over Wi-Fi. The headset also supports wireless streaming of content (e.g. Netflix, Disney+, Fortnite) from a compatible Android phone.

The HTC Vive XR Elite can transform into a glasses form factor with its sleek, modular design. All you need to do is to remove the battery and fit the Vive XR Elite temple pads. The redesigned hinge enables the extended arms of the headset to cup your head just like the front and back of a traditional all-in-one.

Other specs include four wide FOV cameras, 6DoF spatial accuracy, a depth sensor, capacitive sensing for finger movements on the controllers, 4K resolution, adjustable lenses, battery life of up to 2 hours of full XR use, 30W fast charging via USB-C PD, and a removeable fabric face gasket.

The HTC Vive XR Elite is priced at S$1,699, and comes with 2 controllers and a battery cradle. Local availability is still not known at time of publication.

Source: Vive

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