HTC’s Vive and Vive Cosmos line of PC-tethered VR headsets are well known in the gaming community, but now, the company is looking to expand into 5G cellular devices. First up, we have Project Proton (above), which is essentially a display headset that pairs with a portable external device for processing and connectivity. It will most likely utilize passthrough video, which is live video overlaid with virtual elements. Read more for a video and additional information about the other headsets.
The Proton might be offered in two different models: a self-contained device and another with components wired to an external pack. The latter design could support 5G, and the external pack allows for the 5G antenna to not be near the brain of customers.
- Personal Viewing: The littlest, big screen. Crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics make your headset feel more like a personal theater
- Viewing with Friends: Watch with friends. Meet up in VR with friends and fans from around the world to catch live sports, concerts, or just your favorite TV show
- Portable & Easy to use: Ready when you are. Experience portable, all-in-one VR. That means no PC, phone, wires or hassles
- Controller: Effortless control. Whether it's navigating to your favorite shows or to a far-off land, the intuitive controller makes getting there a cinch
- Built-In Audio: Surrounded by sound. Spatial audio drivers are built right into the headset, providing dramatic, immersive sound without the need for bulky or tangled headphones. Oculus Go also features a 3.5 millimetre audio jack
We want to move one day to [normal-looking] glasses, and it is a journey.We just want to show that we are committed to the journey, that we are investing toward this journey, and we have a first product,” said HTC CEO Yves Maitre.