The HTC Vive Flow will launch in November 2021. It’ll cost you $ 499 to get your hands on this weird VR headset.
HTC Vive Flow VR headsets with beetle glasses unveiled
HTC is once again trying to get people interested in virtual reality. Today, after a series of previous leaks, the company officially announced the HTC Vive Flow. All-in-one device, which means it doesn’t need to be physically connected to a PC or smartphone.
HTC Vive Flow was also designed to be light. It weighs just 189 grams, which hopefully means you can wear it for hours. Both lens screens have a resolution of 1.6 Kpereye and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. It also has a 100 degree field of view.
Instead of a controller, the headset connects via Bluetooth to an Android smartphone (unfortunately it doesn’t support iOS), which acts as a sort of virtual laser pointer. Let the headset run for up to five hours on a single charge.
HTC Vive Flow is marketed as a simple to use and easy to carry virtual reality headset. HTC wants users to not only consume media on the Vive Flow, but also use it for meditation and sleep. supports Vive Flow initially.
The Verge had a short turnaround time on the HTC Vive Flow and reported mixed results. There is no strap system to hold it in place, which prevented the tester earpiece from slipping. Working with a smartphone as a controller should also be tedious.
The HTC Vive Flow is expected to hit the market in November for $ 499. There is a separate price of $ 79 for the battery. It remains to be seen whether it will compete with the current leader in virtual reality hardware, Oculus, which currently controls 75% of the market.