KwikVR Add-On to Make Oculus Rift & HTC Vive Wireless Is Set to Debut at CES 2017
It appears that HTC Vive's wireless add-on kit by TPCast has a new competitor that assures to cut the wire on HTC's headset and the Oculus Rift. Atlanta-based KwikVR is slated to debut at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which is the newest device to take the unruly wire off, which connects the headset to the PC.
According to UploadVR, the KwikVR kit includes a tiny box, which connects to the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive being worn on the user most probably attached to a belt with a USB dongle plugged right into the PC and a Wi-Fi router is connected to the network adapter. The system is compatible on a 5 GHz Wi-Fi and clearly provides a native resolution for each Rift and Vive.
As per KwikVR's official site, the device renders 100 percent compatibility on both major PC-based headsets without having to alter them. There's no any other information that has been released at this time but the device's latency guarantees to be fewer than 12 milliseconds although it seems that it's an addition to the current latency from the headset itself.
The KwikVR's small box weighs about one pound, which sports a four-hour battery life, with two USB ports and HDMI port, according to Mashable. With regard to the long wires of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the trailer below shows that they're being tied up and dangling from the user's behind although it appears that it's not the best solution but it's possible that the company will introduce an updated version at CES 2017.
The company has not revealed the selling price for the device but we should know once CES 2017 kicks off in just a few days. However, if it's close to the $220 TPCast sells for the Vive-compatible, KwikVR can surely draw attention from the VR fanatics in the United States especially that TPCast stays available only in China until this time.