CES 2018: TPCast Announces Updated Plus Models, Mixed Reality Reference Design
Bad news if you picked up a TPCast wireless VR adapter in the past few weeks: an improved edition is already on the way.
Today at CES 2018 TPCast announced a new family of products named TPCast Plus. These devices improve on both the HTC Vive and recently-released Oculus Rift add-ons, including a sleeker hardware design, wearable head plate and a 4-in-1 battery charger that will allow you to keep playing wireless VR for longer.
Perhaps most importantly, TPCast Plus products place the router previously needed for your PC and headset to talk to each other with a USB dongle that will install all you need to get set up and ready to play. Aside from that, the adapter still allows for up to 2K resolution to be displayed in each eye at 90 fps, though it now includes automatic restart, wireless interference reduction, and automatic wireless channel detection to improve stability.
TPCast Plus devices are going to be rolling out in the first half of the year.
But that’s not all; TPCast has also confirmed that wireless adapters for Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets are on the way too. Instead of making these adapters itself, however, the company is this time creating a reference design that others will be able to base their own solutions off of using TPCast’s technology. This will be licensed to headset manufacturers themselves, so expect some to be announced later on down the line.
You can be sure this won’t be the last we hear of wireless VR at CES this year.