Virtual Reality is the next big thing in the tech industry. Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Sony and Microsoft, HTC has jumped on the bandwagon and unveiled a developer version of a Virtual Reality headset marketed as HTC Vive (also doing the rounds as HTC Re Vive).
HTC has collaborated with Valve to create a virtual reality headset that it claims provides a “truly immersive virtual reality” experience.
The headset boasts a 1,200 x 1,080 resolution in each eye, giving a crisp visual experience to the user. With a 90 fps refresh rate, it falls in line with top VR headsets on the market. The headset has a jack to its side for earphones to give you a personalized virtual environment experience.
It includes multiple sensors, including a gyrosensor, accelerometer and a laser position sensor, that are able to track your exact location, not just the head, when coupled with a Steam VR base station. These sensors are functional in a 15 ft. x 15 ft. area. This way, it even lets you walk in your virtual reality environment!
HTC is offering a pair of motion-controlled wireless game controllers with the head set to track a user’s hands and allow interaction with virtual objects to create a truly dynamic virtual experience.
The developer edition will be available this spring, but a consumer version is currently set to be released by the end of 2015.