Intel’s Wireless Vive Headset Comes To E3


Wigig technology introduces more options for wireless

Initially revealed back in January during the 2017
Consumer Electronics Showcase, aka CES, Intel’s new wireless
solution for the HTC Vive has finally emerged from the shadows
and was being shown at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment
Expo, currently taking place at the Los Angeles Convention

Labeled the ‘true’ solution to wireless virtual reality,
Intel’s add-on utilizes “wireless gigabit” technology to
transfer gigabit rates over a 60GHz spectrum with less than 7
milliseconds of latency (plenty fast for an smooth VR

We were able to get a hands-on demo of the tech and
can attest, cutting the cord on this prototype was almost
indistinguishable from the standard tethered Vive headset.
Playing shooter game Space Pirate Trainer, we really tried to
push the limits with the wireless add-on by ducking, diving,
and spinning in circles. There was no perceived latency.

Using Wigig
technology allows for a multi-gigabit network connection
capable of transmitting high bandwidth data such as
uncompressed video and audio for up to around 2 hours. The
result is a much more functional wireless connection when
compared to other wireless options such as the upcoming TPCast,
which is only powerful enough to transmit HD video and audio.

Much like the TPCast however,…

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