Quark VR, a Bulgaria-based company, is cooperating with Valve to create a wireless way to experience the HTC Vive.
The HTC Vive has been quite well received compared to other VR headsets, however, some of its criticisms are the device’s wires and cords. Whether it’s tripping over cords or a wire dangling over your shoulder, the HTC Vive’s immersion can be broken by these flaws, despite its capabilities.
Quark VR is currently working on a wireless device that will allow the Vive to operate with less clutter. The prototype is expected to be released sometime this fall.
“The way the headset will become wireless is through a small gadget, connected to the headset, but not wired with cables to the PC itself,” Quark VR said. “Instead, the small transmitter, that may be placed in the pocket of the user, sends and receives the signal between the PC and the HTC Vive through Wi-Fi.”
“Getting the experience to feel seamless through Wi-Fi, keeping in mind the inevitable connection delay, was a huge challenge, but we’re getting extremely close to being able to show it in action!” the developer continued.
The extent of Valve’s involvement with the development of the gadget is currently unknown along with the promises of its functionality. Stay tune for more details on Quark VR’s device expected to arrive this fall.