HTC Unveils Vive XR Elite: A Gateway to the Metaverse with 6DoF, Hand-Tracking and NFT Support

The 2023 consumer electronics show, htc launched its new vive xr elite mixed reality headset. the device features wide 110 fov, 4k resolution and a 90hz refresh rate, plus directional audio, four wide fov cameras and a depth sensor for 6dof (six degrees of freedom) spatial accuracy. htc is also collaborating with layer-1 blockchain lamina1, founded by “snow crash” author neal stephenson and bitcoin foundation co-founder peter vessenes, to enable more efficient cross-world cross-platform asset distribution and management.

Vive xr elite launch took place at the consumer electronics show in 2023. htc also announced a number of metaverse collaborations at the event, including a team-up with fashion magazine elle taiwan, warner music taiwan and japanese creator platform pixiv. the vive xr elite is priced at $1,099 and includes adjustable lenses for spectacle wearers.

Launched the vive xr elite to provide users with a “gateway” to the metaverse. the device functions as both a virtual reality and mixed reality headset, and includes two controllers with hand tracking and capacitive sensing features. htc is aiming to enable users to migrate digital assets such as avatars, clothes and artwork between metaverse platforms. the vive xr elite’s battery delivers a claimed two hours of full xr use, and can be removed to convert the device into a glasses form factor when connected to an external power source. htc produced the exodus 1 and exodus 1s smartphones in 2018, with built-in crypto wallets and the ability to run a full bitcoin node. htc’s “chief decentralized officer,” phil chen, told decrypt that, “in five years it will be trivial to have a bitcoin node or other blockchain nodes stored on your phone.”

By Evey Lovelace

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