HTC Vive is now wireless, add-on for $220 cable-free

HTC announces tether-less VR experience with $220 add-on for the Vive.

Published Thu, Nov 10 2016 11:00 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Holy crap... HTC has just announced a tether-less VR upgrade kit made by TPCAST, one of the first 33 companies that joined the huge Vive X Accelerator, and a preview version of the kit was displayed at Alibaba's "11/11" global shopping festival in Shenzhen, CHina.

In a chat with UploadVR, China Regional President of Vive at HTC, Alvin W. Graylin said that there are absolutely no wires in the video above. He said that the wireless experience would "greatly improve" the overall Vive experience, with no "noticeable difference" when it comes to latency.

The wireless kit for the HTC Vive will have a standard battery, with a bigger battery to be made available in the months after launch. We're looking at around 1.5 hours of power from the battery, with the bigger battery sitting your pocket when it's released. HTC expects the enthusiast Vive users to buy the wireless module, although arcades and VRE (VR Experience) use cases would be perfect.

HTC Vive is now wireless, add-on for $220 cable-free |

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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