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Augmented reality without a PC for gaming?  Try HTC Vive Flow VR

Augmented reality without a PC for gaming? Try HTC Vive Flow VR

HTC is launching a new augmented reality (VR) headset today. It does not need a gaming PC to run, an Android smartphone is enough, and you can also use it for control. The sale of the compact novelty begins today.

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HTC Vive Flow VR has a slim design and weighs 189 grams. However, the device accommodated active cooling and a pair of speakers. Two monitors with a refresh rate of 75Hz with a resolution of 1600 x 1600 pixels, you can focus on them as needed, because the adjustable refractive dials allow for easy adjustment of focus for each lens. The field of view is 100 degrees.

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The headset is powered by Qualcomm XR1 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, and supports around 100 apps. Many of them focus on meditation, socialization, and video streaming, and only a few offer simple games.

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HTC Vive Flow has an internal battery, but it is designed to operate when the power supply is replaced. The built-in battery is supposed to last approximately 4-5 hours, but every 10,000mAh power bank (and USB-C port) will work, too.

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The idea of ​​using a smartphone as a controller is particularly interesting and practical. It is paired with the headset via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and the display area on the Android smartphone is used to select from a user interface menu, confirm selection, or swipe. iPhone owners are out of luck, the only way is to use an Android smartphone.

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You can activate the blue light filter in the device, not everyone should be able to set up and pair. The price is set at $499. Official availability in Slovakia is not yet known.

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