Vive Flow is HTC’s newest “all-in-one” VR headset, coming October 15 for $499

Vive Flow is HTC’s newest “all-in-one” VR headset, coming October 15 for $499

After a few ho-hum announcements earlier this year, HTC's virtual reality division has returned with arguably its boldest (and most mysterious) product launch yet: the HTC Vive Flow. The new headset, whose basic concept leaked on Tuesday via a massive Twitter image dump, will be available for preorder at some point today (perhaps right now, as this story goes live) for $499. Unlike HTC's Vive Pro line, this new VR headset does not appear to prioritize gaming or other higher-fidelity use cases. Instead, this all-in-one headset—whose massive, outward-facing lenses resemble something from a Venture Bros. henchman's outfit—appears to have casual users in mind. Today's announcement highlights apps that focus on "meditation," "brain training," and "collaborating and socializing," and the latter example requires using HTC's own Vive Sync virtual conferencing software. …
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