We’ve been waiting for a long time and now the moment has finally arrived! At the ongoing CES 2018 expo, HTC broke the ice by announcing its new HTC Vive Pro VR headset. The headset offers a huge upgrade in resolution and integrated loudspeakers. The first visuals of the VR Headset look quite promising! So without further ado, let us get straight into the specifics of the headset.
HTC Vive Pro Comes with 78% Enhanced Resolution
Resolution is one of the most important factors for VR immersion. HTC understands this well and the new Vive Pro comes with a very impressive 2880 x 1600 resolution OLED display ( 1440 x 1600 per display) which is a significant 78% jump over the existing HTC Vive. HTC seems to have worked very hard to eliminate reduce the screen-door-effect (where the lines between pixels are visible) and this should be a major benefit to fans of VR porn. However, it will be interesting to get some official stats on the display latency.
In terms of added convenience, the HTC Vive Pro has replaced the earlier old knob mechanism with a single button in order to adjust the lens-to-eye distance. This makes it extremely quick, convenient and easy even for glass wearers to make on-the-go adjustments.
HTC Vive Pro Comes with Built-In Headphones
HTC has done a very impressive job of upgrading the audio experience with the Vive Pro. For the first time, the Vive headset has integrated speakers with enhanced audio quality due to the in-line amplifier. The new built-in headphones in the HTC Vive Pro are designed for comfort and will make it even more convenient for users to enjoy prolonged VR porn sessions. There are cup-mounted volume controls located on the back of the left earphone.
Ergonomic Design with Two Front-Cameras for Improved Tracking
On the design front, the Vive Pro HMD features a noticeably different form-factor in comparison to the original Vive. Its rectangular housing with a new version of the Deluxe AudioStrap presents a design which is more comfortable and less bulky than the previous Vive design. The additional weight from the built-in loudspeakers is also quite negligible. Also, the rear strap comes with a tightening nob and guide for the tether cable. A large flat piece wraps nicely around the back of the head and rests under the back strap.
Another major upgrade over the HTC Vive is two front-facing passthrough camera sensors mounted on the device. This will certainly up-the-game in terms of improved tracking features where the HTC Vive Pro is also expected to deliver stereo-tracking capabilities. This should open up more possibilities for inside-out tracking and it will be interesting to see how virtual reality porn creators make use of this new technology to produce even more immersive adult content.
The tracking sensors will play a crucial role in the VR experience. The headset has 2.0 tracking sensor nodules that are backward compatible with the original SteamVR 1.0 tracking system.
HTC Vive Wireless Adapter for Untethered Experience
Untethered VR experiences are in high demand right now and HTC aims to deliver. The company unveiled the new Vive Wireless adapter which will work with both – the HTC Vive and the HTC Vive Pro. The Wireless Adapter makes use of an interference-free 60Ghz band to reduce latency. HTC says that its low latency video feed will make the wireless VR experience more viable than ever before.
Viveport Platform Gets a VR Makeover
During the CES 2018 conference, HTC announced that its Viveport will be getting a major upgrade that transforms the platform into a VR storefront optimized for content creation. Vive is promising some exciting features with the update. The storefront presents a futuristic environment that gives instant access to Vive’s huge pool of content.
One new feature of VivePort is something called ‘VR Previews.’ This will allow users to have a quick 3D preview of games and apps before making a purchase. Viveport President, Rikard Steiber, said in a statement “Until now, there has not been a shopping and browsing experience that takes advantage of the full functionality of VR. Available in early access today, Viveport VR increases interaction with content and offers developers a preview that showcases the quality of their titles and experiences.”
HTC Vive Video Gets an Update With Support for Vimeo
Although Vive’s native video player has not been upgraded for quite a while, the good news is that Vive Video is getting an update and will now include support for Vimeo. This means that, in addition to watching content provided by Vive Video, users will now get access to Vimeo content too. The update comes with some expected UI changes along with some new features.
Vimeo is one of the largest video hosting sights in the world and this integration by Vive will allow Vive owners to watch content made by millions of creators – all of which will certainly be optimized for VR viewing.
In all, it seems that HTC has made some huge strides by improving both the hardware and software side of the VR experience. In particular, the Vive Pro’s higher resolution and improved audio should be a major benefit to fans of VR porn. Details regarding the pricing and availability of the headset are not yet available.