HTC unveils its new $649 Vive Flow VR headset with immersive spatial audio – MobileSyrup

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At its annual Vive event, HTC launched the all-new HTC Vive Flow immersive glasses that it is touting as an all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset not primarily for gaming but for meditation, relaxation, and to consume content on the go.

“We believe VIVE Flow can help everyone be more present, more mindful, and more relaxed,” said Jeff Pohlman, HTC head of global communications during the product launch.

Weighing in at just 189g, the new headset has a dual-hinge design and a snap-on face cushion for added comfort. It can be paired with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth, to use the latter as a three degrees of freedom (3DOF) controller or to stream content from the smartphone directly to the headset.

The headset supports immersive spatial audio built into the headset’s frame, along with two microphones placed at the front for ease of calling. It has an ‘active cooling system’ to maintain low temperatures throughout the headset and your face and adjustable diopter lenses for universal use.

In terms of performance, the Vive Flow features two LCDs, a 3.2K resolution, and a 75hz refresh rate, making it a suitable purchase for people entering the VR market.

The headset can be used to play games, watch movies and TV shows, or participate in a range of wellness-related activities and programs.

The HTC Vice Flow is now available to pre-order for $649. Customers who pre-order the headset before October 31st will also receive a travel case, a 2-month subscription to Viveport Infinity, and downloadable content.

Check out HTC’s launch event below:

Image credit: VIVE

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