As we creep nearer to the CES 2023 tech present in January, manufacturers are beginning to doll out early previews of upcoming gear. The most recent to take action is HTC. Whereas we already knew the gadget-maker was headed to CES, it’s now confirmed plans to unveil a brand new digital actuality headset on the present.
In a report on The Verge, HTC confirmed it’s going to launch a brand new VR headset on January 5 at CES. It’ll be a smaller, lighter, all-in-one headset with each digital and augmented actuality options on board. HTC additionally teased a primary have a look at the brand new goggles (see the lead picture above), certainly boasting a goggle-esque look with a shiny glass entrance. It’ll rival Meta’s Quest 2 headset on each worth and options.
This isn’t the primary we’ve heard from HTC about this new headset. Again in October, the model tweeted out a imprecise teaser for the upcoming machine. There wasn’t an excessive amount of data we might gleam from that preliminary teaser. Fortunately, the model has given us much more to work with this time round.
HTC’s new headset will doubtless observe the Vive Circulation launched final yr, even sharing some design parts. The unique headset solely scored three out of 5 stars in our assessment, so we hope for large upgrades. Moreover, within the new teaser picture, we will spot front-facing and side-facing cameras. HTC confirmed these cameras will permit an AR function much like Meta’s Passthrough, which helps you to see your environment in full color with the headset strapped to your face.
The model additionally confirmed the brand new headset will pack two hours of battery life, new controllers, and hand-tracking. Whereas HTC didn’t affirm it, the report hints at eye-tracking (like the just lately launched Meta Quest Professional), and encryption for safer information storage. Pricing and availability shall be revealed at CES in January. Fortunately, there’s not too lengthy to attend till we discover out!