HTC has downplayed leaked pictures that appeared to indicate a brand new fitness-focused VR headset constructed by the agency. Pictures and particulars of the HTC Vive Air leaked on-line earlier this week on a design award web site however HTC now says the headset is “only a concept.”
“It’s exciting to see our concept piece, the VIVE Air VR headset, win an iF Design Award,” the corporate stated in a press release given to UploadVR. “While this is only a concept, the design language has elements and inspirations you’ll see elsewhere in our products. We’re not ones to rest on our laurels, so although it’s great to win this award, we have business to attend to — hopefully we’ll see you on 11/12 May at ViveCon.”
This assertion doesn’t utterly rule out that some related product is within the works from HTC, however the firm is unquestionably retaining issues rigorously ambiguous. It has been teasing a brand new headset reveal at ViveCon subsequent month, however the pictures and hints we’ve seen thus far recommend an enterprise-focused mannequin quite than a health gadget for basic customers.
That’s a disgrace, as VR health is having one thing of a second, and the thought of a specially-designed, light-weight and washable headset is an interesting concept. With HTC’s shopper enterprise within the doldrums, although, it’s maybe not a smart goal for the corporate proper now. We’ll simply have to attend and see what the agency has in retailer at ViveCon in May.