HTC’s Vive Flow is a $499 lightweight VR headset built for entertainment and wellness | Engadget

HTC is today launching a lightweight headset designed to split the difference between a standalone VR headset and a personal cinema. Its in this regard that its set up more like a personal cinema than it is your standard VR headset, especially with the fairly narrow body. HTC spent a lot of time and effort shrinking the distance between the display and your eyes, and Flow uses a pair of diopter lenses up front. HTC says that the focus of Flows content on wellbeing, brain training, productivity and light gaming, with apps like Color Connect VR, Space Slurpies and VR meditation app Tripp. The headset will be able to access a special version of Viveport Infinity, offering a wide library of Flow-compatible content for a monthly fee of $5.99. A pair of speakers embedded into the arms offer what were told is surprisingly high quality spatial audio, and beefy given their relative size. It means you can run this thing off any compatible battery pack (or your phone, in a pinch) as well as a standard socket over a USB-C cable.
HTC is today launching a lightweight headset designed to split the difference between a standalone VR headset and a personal cinema. The HTC Vive Flow is a pair of glasses weighing just 189 grams (6.… [+3972 chars]