- The HTC Vive Flow VR headset has now been officially revealed.
- The device, with its bug-like twin goggles, is a standalone headset.
- It’s currently set for a launch in November for the price of $499.
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The HTC Vive Flow is being marketed as a VR headset that’s both easy to use and easy to transport. HTC wants users to not only consume media on the Vive Flow but also use it for help in meditating and sleep. About 100 apps will support the Vive Flow when it launches.
The Verge got some brief hands-on time with the HTC Vive Flow and reported mixed results. There is no strap system to keep it in place, and as a result, the reviewer’s headset kept sliding off. Also, working with a smartphone as a controller is reportedly awkward.
The HTC Vive Flow is scheduled to launch in November with a $499 price tag. There’s a separate $79 price for the battery pack. It remains to be seen if this will compete with the current leader in the VR hardware space, Oculus, which currently has control of 75% of the market.