HTV Vive going wireless with Add-On

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  1. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Ryan Moderator Staff Member

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    A little bit skeptical about this. A.) how is the extra 15-30 ms of latency going to feel and B.) How will the video quality suffer considering right now the Vive Cables transmit/receive around 9gbps of data while this device tops out around 80-100mbps.
     
  3. Harry_T

    Harry_T Community Manager Staff Member

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    I'd welcome it if the latency isn't an issue. Took a nasty fall after tripping over the cord and learned that it's actually possible to catch the cord between flip flop and foot this summer. The Vive survived thankfully :)
     
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    I've had my phone set up with Trinus to be a makeshift wireless headset for Fallout 4, but the resolution had to be incredibly small... and it disconnected every 5 minutes.
     
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    Seems cool, but we will see how good it performs when it comes out. I have a feeling it will be great for low graphical things or small games. but things like Netflix or heavy graphical intense games are not going to perform well.
    If it breaks my immersion, i don't want it. but here's to hoping it works!
     
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    exactly.. I think the milimeter wave tech coming out of MIT will be what will truly make VR wireless
     
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    Wireless? I'm still waiting for actual covers so I can stop having a panic attack every time I bump my HMD with a controller... Or a way to secure my vive and controllers to my desk and charge them where they aren't at risk of fall damage >.>
     
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    yea, we've knocked it over a few times. I'd settle with some way that I can extend the cables about 40 feet so I can run them up to the ceilnig and then down in the center of the room and have the HMD hang there instead of running along the ground
     
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    I've seen some really cool setups with the cords running up the ceiling. It seems like a lot of the VR arcades popping up are taking that approach as well!
     

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