HTC’s leaked Vive Flow headset might offer portable VR

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For several weeks now, HTC has been teasing a stand-alone VR headset that feels more portable than the Vive Focus 3. All these teasers share a common theme of comfort and comfort, and they show a tube-shaped carrying pouch. VR Headset, with the tagline “Go with the Flow”. But ahead of the official launch on October 14th, veteran leaker Evan Blass revealed key details about the upcoming HTC Vive VR headset, including its design, features, price and availability.

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The set of images shared by Blass suggests multiple uses for the upcoming HTC Vive headset. Apart from confirming what the headset will look like, the images confirm the moniker, Vive Flow, which was only speculated based on teasers so far.

As visible in the images, the headset sports a golden colored glass which looks like the company’s project photon concept smart glasses Featured in 2020. Meanwhile, another image shows the onboard processing capabilities, which indicates that the HTC Vive will be a stand-alone headset. This confirms the previous listing of VR AIO (All-in-One) product by HTC bluetooth sig Website.

Active cooling system and onboard processing on the HTC Vive Flow standalone VR headset.

The temples of the smart glasses will be foldable for ease of use and portability, and they will feature earphones for an “immersive spatial audio” experience. The images also show that the headset is designed to focus on “well-being and brain productivity,” indicating that it may have ways to help users focus when they’re not looking for entertainment. . Flow is likely to come with special mode that helps users to relax in bed with features for better sleep.

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The leaked material also suggests that the HTC Vive Flow will connect to the smartphone via Bluetooth – this is in addition to the wired USB-C connection shown in another image. Users will be able to cast content from their smartphone directly to the headset and use the phone as a handheld controller.

— E (@evleaks) 13 October 2021

— E (@evleaks) 13 October 2021

Lastly, the leaks confirm that the HTC Vive Flow will be available for pre-order starting October 15th for $499. Shipping starts in early November and comes bundled with seven free VR content, two months’ access to a service called “Infinity Vista,” and a carrying case. While we may be unaware of what Infinity Vista might be, Road to VR guessed It could be a toned-down version of HTC’s Vive Metaverse – Viveport Infinity.

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