Vive Focus, its first standalone VR headset, goes “world-scale”

November 14th, 2017   decode   news

If VR headsets are ever to bring a holodeck-like experience, we need to cut the cables. Vive just announced its first stand-alone, completely untethered headset – the Vive Focus. More importantly, this is the first hardware implementation of the new Vive Wave platform. Twelve hardware partners in China have already signed up and will build future products based on Wave.

The Focus delivers “inside-out” 6 DoF tracking. Since it doesn’t rely on cables or even the Vive Lighthouses, the company calls this “world-scale” (goodbye, “room-scale”). The headset comes with a single motion…

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