HTC cuts the cord on VR with a Snapdragon-powered Vive

But only in China for now, because we can’t have nice things

27 July 2017
by Stuff Staff

Nothing pulls you right out of an immersive virtual reality experience quicker than tripping over a mess of cables and landing flat on your face. Believe me.

It’s not something you’ll have to worry about with HTC’s standalone Vive headset on your bonce, though. A built-in screen and a Snapdragon 835 CPU make it completely self-contained, so you don’t need a beefy gaming PC, or even a top-spec smartphone to dive straight into VR.

It’s China-only for now, and there’s no word on price just yet, but you can bet it’ll be a whole lot cheaper than the original Vive and its old-school cabled setup.



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