HTC Vive today announced that it is launching the Vive Wireless Adapter that was introduced earlier this year. This frees Vive owners from the tether back to the PC and letting users experience the full potential of premium VR. It is compatible with both the Vive and Vive Pro.
The Vive Wireless Adapter will give you the freedom of movement to experience VR to its fullest as it meets the rigorous demands of performance, latency and image quality for premium VR. It is capable of powering VR sessions for over two hours with the included battery.
It is easy to install; you just need to install the PCI-e card and attach a sensor from the PC that broadcasts to and from the new wireless Vive headset up to 6 meters from the included sensor. The Vive Wireless Adapter retails at $299 (Rs. 21,708 approx.) while the Vive Pro compatibility pack can be purchased for $60 (Rs.4,356 approx). With every Vive Wireless Adapter purchase, users get two months of Viveport Subscription, offering access to 500 titles.
Vive today is also announcing that for the second year in a row, it is giving developers with a title in Viveport a 100% of their subscription revenue until the end of 2018. The Viveport Subscription allows every subscriber to pick up to 5 titles a month to experience. This means if a Viveport Subscription member picks a developer’s title, developers will get the full 100% of their owed revenue for that month.
It further states that the Viveport Subscription has grown significantly, expanding to 500 titles and 5x the total number of subscribers and has added support for Oculus Rift. Amazon now sells Viveport apps.