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Wireless HTC Vive Focus VR headset launches in United States for $599

Wireless HTC Vive Focus VR headset launches in United States for $599

The company announced in an enterprise-focused event that the Vive Focus wireless headset will be made available in 37 markets. It will launch on November 11 for $999AUD.

Notably, the Shadow VR is set to become the first standalone VR headset available to consumers - Oculus Quest is only set to release theirs in 6 months time. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, offers a resolution of 1440 x 1600 per eye and the battery lasts up to three hours.

This headset will be available in 37 markets and will cost $600 in the U.S. (note that the regular Vive for PC is $500).

HTC has also announced a new collab tool dubbed Vive Sync, which enables VR conference calls allowing users to brand the VR environment and import virtual objects to share with others in the enterprise application.

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As part of that shifting focus, the firm has unveiled a new app called Vive Sync, which lets employees from different offices link-up and collaborate in virtual reality. The headset is now priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 43,600) in the US.

Specs for the Vive Focus. It also includes 2880x1600 graphics with tethered, professional-grade VR system and a 110-degree field of view. Vive Focus utilizes both the Vive Wave platform and the Viveport, the latter of which provides access to content.

In addition, the company has launched its VIVE WAVE VR SDK, enabling developers to create experiences for these standalone headsets.