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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300, preorders start September 5th

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Preorders start September 5th

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HTC has announced that its Vive Wireless Adapter will be available to preorder beginning on September 5th for $300. The Adapter, which HTC announced back in January, allows Vive headsets to operate without having to connect up cables directly to your PC. It uses Intel’s WiGig technology, operating in the 60GHz band to prevent any interference and run at low latency.

The T-shaped Adapter sits on top of the user’s head with a cable that connects to a battery pack. HTC says the Adapter’s battery should last long enough for up to 2.5 hours of continuous use within a 20 foot by 20 foot play area.

At $300, the Vive Wireless Adapter is in the price range of other wireless adapters like the TPCast — though the TPCast has a longer battery life of up to six hours. While the Adapter technically supports both the Vive and Vive Pro, using it with the Pro will require an additional $60 purchase to make it compatible. When it ships, the Vive Wireless Adapter will come bundled with a two-month Viveport trial subscription.