HTC’s new VR headset appears to have leaked days before reveal – CNET
HTC is widely expected to unveil its new Vive Flow VR headset on Thursday, but we may already have an idea what it looks like, thanks to images posted by prolific leaker Evan Blass.
The first batch of images Blass posted to Twitter appears to show the headset with a tether connection to another device, perhaps something portable like a phone or tablet.
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The images also appear to show the device with traditional legs that go over the ears rather than the strap that typically stretches around the wearer’s head.
The headset in the images bears a striking resemblance to Project Proton, a totally new mixed-reality headset concept HTC teased in February 2020. CNET’s Scott Stein suggested at the time that the slimmer, more glasses-like variation on the Vive would either be a standalone headset, a phone-tethered headset or both.
The Proton, according to HTC CEO Yves Maitre, is part of Vive’s goal to evolve to a headset more like a pair of glasses.
HTC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but we should know more about its plans on Thursday that features the tagline “Go with the Flow.” The event starts at 8 a.m. PT and will be livestreamed at Vive.com and in VR.
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October 12, 2021 at 05:12PM