HTC Launches VIVE XR Elite Headset

The HTC VIVE XR Elite headset

The HTC VIVE XR Elite headset.
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HTC on Thursday introduced its new all-in-one combined actuality headset, the VIVE XR Elite. The $1,099 shopper flagship system combines augmented and digital actuality capabilities right into a single system and represents the Taiwanese shopper electronics firm’s argument in opposition to Meta’s $1,499 Quest Professional, which was introduced in October.

The VIVE XR Elite provides combined actuality capabilities to HTC’s household of VIVE digital actuality merchandise, permitting customers to view by way of its lenses to see digital objects super-imposed on the actual world round them. The headset features a full-color RGB passthrough digital camera, 4 vast FOV cameras, a depth sensor, and hand-tracking. The show provides up 4K decision (2K per eye), a 90 Hz refresh price, and as much as 110 diploma FOV.

The headset weighs 625 grams (together with the battery) and contains a redesigned hinge from earlier VIVE merchandise which the corporate says will enable prolonged arms to extra comfortably match a person’s head. A USB-C connecting port on the right-hand aspect permits customers to plug into an influence supply for 30-watt quick charging, or connect with a PC to entry PCVR content material from VIVEPORT and Steam. The system additionally helps wi-fi PC streaming over WiFi 6E.

VIVE XR Elite might be accessible to pre-order globally beginning at the moment, and pre-order shipments are estimated to start in late February. The product ships with the VIVE XR Elite headset, two controllers, and the headset battery cradle.

The VIVE XR Elite launches with over 100 new items of MR and VR content material for the platform, based on HTC, together with Demeo, Hubris, Yuki, Maestro, Les Mills Physique Fight, FigminXR, Unplugged, Finger Gun, and extra.

HTC additionally stated on Wednesday that the corporate will launch a Face and Eye Tracker unit for the headset later in 2023.