For a lot of weeks, HTC has been teasing a stand-alone VR headset that appears to be extra moveable than the Vive Focus 3. All of those teasers share a typical theme of consolation and leisure, they usually present a tube-shaped carrying pouch for the VR headset, together with a tagline of “Go together with the Circulation.” However forward of the official launch on October 14, seasoned leaker Evan Blass revealed key particulars concerning the upcoming HTC Vive VR headset, together with its design, options, value, and availability.

The set of photos shared by Blass recommend most of the makes use of of the upcoming HTC Vive headset. In addition to confirming what the headset will appear like, the pictures verify the moniker, Vive Circulation, which till now had solely been speculated about based mostly on the teasers.

As seen within the photos, the headset sports activities a golden-tinted glass that resembles the corporate’s Challenge Photon idea sensible glasses showcased in 2020. In the meantime, one other picture reveals onboard processing capabilities, which signifies the HTC Vive will probably be a stand-alone headset. This corroborates the sooner itemizing of a VR AIO (all-in-one) product by HTC on the Bluetooth SIG web site.

Active cooling system and onboard processing on HTC Vive Flow standalone VR headset.

The temples of the sensible glass will probably be foldable for ease of use and portability, and they’ll function earphones for an “immersive spatial audio” expertise. The pictures additionally recommend the headset is designed to deal with “well-being and aware productiveness,” indicating it could have modes to assist customers meditate when they aren’t on the lookout for leisure. The Circulation is prone to include particular modes to assist customers unwind in mattress with options for improved sleep.

Leaked materials additionally reveals that HTC Vive Circulation will connect with a smartphone through Bluetooth — that’s along with the wired USB-C connection proven in one other picture. Customers will be capable to solid content material straight onto the headset from their smartphone and use the telephone as a handheld controller.

— E (@evleaks) October 13, 2021

— E (@evleaks) October 13, 2021

Lastly, the leaks verify that the HTC Vive Circulation will probably be up for pre-orders beginning October 15 for $499. Delivery begins in early November and comes with freebies similar to seven free VR content material bundles, two months of entry to a service known as “Infinity Vista,” and a carrying case. Whereas we’re unaware of what Infinity Vista could be, Highway to VR speculates this might be a toned-down model of HTC’s Vive metaverse — Viveport Infinity.

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