HTC is building a stand-alone Daydream headset that runs on Vive tech

A cables-free VR future is coming

17 May 2017
by Stuff Staff

HTC has had a massive week with the launch of their new U11 flagship phone, but they’re not stopping there.

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announced today at Google I/O that they are working on a standalone Daydream VR headset  – that means it will run without the need for either a smartphone or PC. Everything will be built right into the headset.

Details are scarce – we only got a glimpse at the teaser image above – but we do know that it is due later this year and is being developed by the HTC Vive team which means we can hopefully expect the same level of immersive experience offered by company’s flagship virtual reality headset. Ideally at a much lower price.

HTC have also noted that it will be easy to use, with no need to plug in any cables. Proper stand-alone stuff.

We’re excited to see where this leads, and what other companies will jump on the Daydream bandwagon.

 

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