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HTC slips out an upgraded VR object tracker

HTC's Vive Tracker is barely half a year old for everyday users, but it's already being replaced with a new model. The VR hardware maker has confirmed to Tom's Hardware that it's now selling an updated "Vive Tracker (2018)" for the same $99. The pr...

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HTC Vive Pro Pre-Orders Open, Vive Price Cut – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo HTC Vive Pro Pre-Orders Open, Vive Price Cut Ubergizmo The HTC Vive Pro pre-orders have finally opened today. The company has confirmed how much it's going to charge for its higher-resolution headset and it's now taking pre-orders from customers willing to put money down for this headset. It's selling the ... VIVE Pro | The professional-grade VR headset Vive HTC announces Vive Pro with better specs for enterprise ZDNet HTC | Crunchbase Crunchbase all 112 news articles »

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HTC’s Vive Pro headset will retail for a steep $799, and that doesn’t even include controllers

The top widely-available VR headset that money can buy is… gonna take a lot of money to buy. HTC has released pricing info for its Vive Pro headset that the company showed off at CES and it ain’t cheap. The company had previously detailed that they would begin selling the system as a headset-only package for customers looking to upgrade. The price for that headset is going to be a very steep $799, a price that might have made sense in 2016, but sits far above what other comparable headsets on the market are retailing for now. Pre-orders for the headset start today and will begin shipping out on April 5. Vive Pro headsets ordered before June 3 will come with 6 months of HTC’s Viveport VR subscription service. More positively, the company is knocking another $100 off of the price of the regular non-Pro Vive, which will now retail for $499 will all the fixings. This is much more competitive price to meet Oculus’s aggressive $399 price point for the Rift. While the Vive may not be $200 better than the Rift, for people with the available space to take full advantage of SteamVR tracking, I’d say it definitely could be worth an extra $100. HTC is clearly in a rough position as a company, and it’s going to have to be pretty aggressive in order to stay competitive in the VR space. This really just doesn’t seem to do it in my opinion. It’s likely that when the full package (w/ sensors and controllers) comes out later this year, HTC could likely be charging at least $999 for it, a price that might be fine for enterprise customers, but doubles the price of the most comparable complete VR system, the Samsung Odyssey. While Samsung’s headset sports the same dual 1440×1600 OLED screens as the Vive Pro, the HTC headset will utilize Valve’s latest SteamVR tracking system while the Odyssey uses Microsoft’s wireless tracking. Based on my limited demos with both, the Vive Pro certainly seems to be a more sturdy build quality, but that alone is not worth several hundred dollars more, especially when the setup process is so much simpler for Windows Mixed Reality headsets thanks to their inside-out tracking.

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HTC U12+ Might Launch In Place Of The HTC U12 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo HTC U12+ Might Launch In Place Of The HTC U12 Ubergizmo Last year HTC launched both the HTC U11 and U11+, which is why it was largely expected that this year we might see both the HTC U12 and U12+. However it seems that this year HTC might be skipping the HTC U12 and going straight to the U12+, according to ... and more »

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HTC Smartphone And VR Divisions Combined – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo HTC Smartphone And VR Divisions Combined Ubergizmo It was reported earlier this week that HTC was thinking about combining its smartphone and VR divisions. The reports picked up after the company's president of smartphone operations resigned recently citing a “personal career plan.” The company has now ... and more »

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