HTC has introduced two virtual reality helmets
For the consumer segment and the pros.
HTC has introduced two augmented reality headsets: the VIVE Focus 3 and the VIVE Pro 2.
VIVE Focus 3
The headset body is made of magnesium alloy, which is much lighter and stronger than plastic. The replaceable battery is held on magnets, which make it easy to replace it.
Two displays with a total resolution of 5K (2.5 K per eye). In comparison with the HTC VIVE Focus Plus headset, the viewing angle increased from 110 to 120 degrees. Display refresh rate increased from 60 to 90 Hz.
Four cameras are provided to track eye movement. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor. There is an active cooling system and a copper heat-conducting tube.
One battery is enough for 15 hours of operation. There is fast charging. For connection, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 are used, two USB Type-C are provided.
In the helmet there are speakers that are configured so that others do not hear you. The controllers that are included in the kit have lost their double triggers.
The VIVE Focus 3 will go on sale by the end of summer at a price of $ 1,300 (approximately 96 thousand rubles). The headset is aimed at the business segment and is a direct competitor to the Quest 2.
VIVE Pro 2
This is already a wired helmet in the old design, but with an updated mounting adjustment.
Two displays with a total resolution of 5K and a viewing angle of 120 degrees. The refresh rate is 120 Hz. If you use it without a wire-a maximum of 90 Hz.
The headset supports video stream compression or DSC. The headphones are certified according to the Hi-Res Audio standard and support spatial sound.
Sales of the VIVE Pro 2 with a controller and two base stations will start in August. The price is $ 1,399. The official price in Russia is 141,990 rubles. If you pre-order now, the helmet without controllers will cost $ 749 (approximately 56 thousand rubles).