HTC's Expanding Virtual Reality Offering

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1Q 2017 | IN-4420


HTC at CES 2017


While the rumors of a second edition of the HTC Vive were dismissed prior to its appearance at CES 2017, the recent news that most likely relieved Vive customers indicates that HTC has been preparing for an expansion of its existing ecosystem. During this year’s CES, HTC announced a number additions to its VR offerings, including hardware accessories for improvements in audio and motion tracking, in addition to the growth of its app ecosystem. 

Accessorizing the Vive


One of HTC’s most notable hardware announcements was the introduction of the Vive Tracker, a position tracker designed to be affixed to objects in the real world, enabling users to add interactivity to objects of their choice, such as baseball bats and tennis rackets, both of which were used as examples to demonstrate the technology. The device itself uses the same technology as Vive’s existing hand-held controllers within a more compact format, and is expected to become available in 2Q 2017, as such pricing for the device ha…

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