HTC Vive Pro revealed alongside Vive Wireless Adaptor

HTC Vive comes to India

Other improvements are "integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier", dual microphones, and dual front facing cameras "designed to empower developer creativity", presumably with augmented reality applications.

The new headset will also come with integrated headphones, and is created to be lighter and more comfortable than the existing Vive headset.

The new headset has a 2880 x 1600 resolution - 3K - which for all you maths fans is a 78% increase on the existing 2160×1200 resolution, as HTC points out. Pricing info wasn't shared.

The company also partnered with Vimeo to integrate more video content into a revamped version of its Vive Video app, and now lets users choose the next video while they still watch the current clip - perhaps laying the foundation for binge-watching in VR. The Pro's updated headstrap includes a sizing dial for a more balanced fit on the head.

With 36.7 million Americans expected to experience VR content at least once a month this year - a jump of 63.7% over last year says eMarketer - offering a way to untether HTC's original headset is something that could draw new interest to the field, and its device.

"Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experiences", he said.

HTC Vive also announced an optional Wireless Adaptor for both Vive and Vive Pro, allowing you to cut the cord from your headset and go completely wireless. This accessory uses Intel's WiGig tech to beam virtual reality experiences to your head in the 60-GHz band. "Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wish list since the technology was unveiled", Frank Soqui, GM of the virtual reality group at Intel, said in a statement.

HTC say details on the Vive Pro's price and release "will be made available soon".

HTC's update to its VR platform comes at an important time for the VR landscape.

That's certainly the case with most of the virtual reality headsets we've seen for the past couple of years, with only mobile VR - the Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets - really escaping the wired fate. CTA also sees USA revenues of $1.2 billion (roughly 10 percent year-over-year growth).

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