At CES 2018 this week HTC and Vive have taken the wraps off their new virtual reality headset which has been created to provide a higher resolution VR experience with upgraded and enhanced audio. The HTC Vive Pro headset is equipped with dual-OLED displays offering users a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600 pixels, providing users with a 70 percent increase in resolution and a 37 percent PPI increase when compared to the older Vive VR headset. To help try and remove the “screen door” effect that can be spotted sometimes during gameplay in certain VR applications and situations.
If you would like to learn more about the design and feature set of the HTC Vive Pro check out the three hands-on videos which have been created by the teams currently on the floor of CES 2018 and provide a quick overview of what you can expect from the new virtual reality headset.
As you can see from the image above the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset is also equipped with a new head strap and on ear headphones, which have been developed and build upon the previously launched Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. The Deluxe Audio Strap was launched last year to provide users with improved fitting and audio, and once installed as a huge upgrade over the previously supplied strap which required fiddly adjustments to fit comfortably.
The new Vive Pro VR headset is now fitted with integrated, high-performance headphones that include a built-in amplifier to offer a “heightened sense of presence and an overall richer sound”, says Vive. Together with a dial on the rear of the headset strap for easy fitting, and creating a more balanced headset, decreasing the weight applied to the front of the headset. Unfortunately, no details on availability or pricing have been made available by Vive or HTC, but as soon as more specifications and information are announced for the HTC Vive Pro VR headset, we will keep you up to speed as always.
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