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HTC set to launch wireless adapter for Vive headset

HTC is due to launch the Vive Wireless Adapter in the US next month, which will allow users to experience Vive virtual reality experiences without being tethered to a PC.

The adapter is compatible with both Vive and Vive Pro headsets, though Vive Pro owners will need an additional compatibility pack with a connection cable, as well as foam padding and an attachment device.

“Since the first demos of Vive, we’ve known that to deliver on the best of premium VR, we wanted it to be wireless,” said Daniel O’Brien, general manager of Americas, HTC Vive.

“We learned that delivering a great wireless experience takes time and really smart partners. We’ve brought the engineering expertise together to deliver a truly first of its kind wireless VR experience. Thanks to Intel and DisplayLink for helping to make this vision a reality.”

The adapter will be available to pre-order in the US on September 5 and will be available in shops from September 24, priced at US$299. The Vive Pro compatibility pack will cost an extra US$60.