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The HTC Vive may be about to go wireless.

If you’ve messed around much with Valve’s VR headset, you may have run into some trouble with cable management. It’s a bit difficult to be fully immersed in a virtual environment when you’ve constantly got to worry about tripping over the cable that connects the headset to a PC. However, Valve’s now teaming up with Bulgarian startup Quark to try and eliminate the need the for the cable entirely.

Quark’s proposed solution still has a few wires, but they’re not the kind you can trip over. Instead of connecting to a PC, the headset would instead be wired to a small transmitter that users can clip to a belt or place in a pocket. That transmitter then wirelessly conveys information to the PC.

“Getting the experience to feel seamless through Wi-Fi, keeping in mind the inevitable connection delay, was a huge challenge,” the Quark team wrote in a blog post. “But we’re getting extremely close to being able to show it in action!”

There’s no date yet for when Quark and Valve will unveil the near-wireless prototype, and depending on how testing goes, transmitting that much data that quickly and seamlessly over Wi-Fi may still prove to be too much of a challenge. Still, Quark and Valve have confirmed that both companies are working together to create “the perfect way to experience[the] HTC Vive,” and the teams expect a prototype to be ready for testing later this year.

Source: Inntugame.com

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Here’s how the HTC Vive could go wireless

No more tripping over cables in your living room.

By Emma Schaefer | 09/1/2016 02:15 PM PT

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The HTC Vive may be about to go wireless.

If you’ve messed around much with Valve’s VR headset, you may have run into some trouble with cable management. It’s a bit difficult to be fully immersed in a virtual environment when you’ve constantly got to worry about tripping over the cable that connects the headset to a PC. However, Valve’s now teaming up with Bulgarian startup Quark to try and eliminate the need the for the cable entirely.

Quark’s proposed solution still has a few wires, but they’re not the kind you can trip over. Instead of connecting to a PC, the headset would instead be wired to a small transmitter that users can clip to a belt or place in a pocket. That transmitter then wirelessly conveys information to the PC.

“Getting the experience to feel seamless through Wi-Fi, keeping in mind the inevitable connection delay, was a huge challenge,” the Quark team wrote in a blog post. “But we’re getting extremely close to being able to show it in action!”

There’s no date yet for when Quark and Valve will unveil the near-wireless prototype, and depending on how testing goes, transmitting that much data that quickly and seamlessly over Wi-Fi may still prove to be too much of a challenge. Still, Quark and Valve have confirmed that both companies are working together to create “the perfect way to experience[the] HTC Vive,” and the teams expect a prototype to be ready for testing later this year.

Source: Inntugame.com

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM