It’s been a busy 12 months for HTC and digital actuality (VR), however latest teaser photographs recommend the Taiwanese firm has one more product up its sleeve in 2021.
Forward of the model’s cryptic ‘Go with the Flow’ occasion on October 14, HTC tweeted the date, a link to its Vive web site and a picture exhibiting a mysterious-looking canister sitting subsequent to a laptop computer.
The corporate then adopted up by sharing additional tweets that appear to trace at a wellness-focused VR product, which recent trademark filings recommend may very well be known as the Vive Flow – and we predict, if it’s a headset, it’ll be a rival to the moveable Oculus Go.
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HTC’s newest blended actuality product, the HTC Vive Focus 3, was a formidable however business-focused VR headset that catered to a distinct segment market, and whereas the HTC Vive nonetheless ranks amongst our picks for the finest VR headset you should buy in the present day, it may very well be time for the corporate to launch a brand new cheaper, wi-fi VR possibility for informal shoppers.
Nicely, if these teaser photographs are something to go by, the Vive Flow may very well be simply that.
In response to a latest report by UploadVR – which, by the way, was retweeted by HTC itself – the speculatively named Vive Flow has been attributed with the identical Assertion of Use trademark because the aforementioned Vive Focus, suggesting HTC is gearing as much as launch a completely new headset or, at the least, some new controllers.
Curiously, Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin additionally teased that the occasion will ship “big news in a small package,” accompanying his tweet with a picture revealing key artwork that seems to indicate two lens-like shapes. You'll be able to test it out beneath.
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That’s about all we've to this point for official teasers, however may we see HTC unveil a wi-fi VR headset sufficiently small to be enclosed (and probably charged) in a transportable case? The mix of photographs we've to this point suggests so.
Precisely (and even remotely) how the Vive Flow touches upon the work and wellbeing iconography hinted at by HTC on this cryptic advertising materials, although, stays unclear.
Nonetheless, you’d finest consider we’ll be tuning in on October 14 to seek out out – particularly because the occasion comes simply two weeks previous to Fb’s personal Oculus-related showcase.