February 4, 2023

The HTC VIVE XR Elite headset

The HTC VIVE XR Elite headset.
Picture: HTC

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

The VIVE XR Elite provides blended actuality capabilities to HTC’s household of VIVE digital actuality merchandise, permitting shoppers to view by its lenses to see digital objects super-imposed on the actual world round them. The headset features a full-color RGB passthrough digicam, 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 encompasses a redesigned hinge from earlier VIVE merchandise which the corporate says will permit 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 hook up with a PC to entry PCVR content material from VIVEPORT and Steam. The gadget additionally helps wi-fi PC streaming over WiFi 6E.

VIVE XR Elite can be out there to pre-order globally beginning in the present day, 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 mentioned on Wednesday that the corporate will launch a Face and Eye Tracker unit for the headset later in 2023.