At CES 2019 DisplayLink is displaying off a reference design for a wi-fi adapter for the Oculus Rift.
There already is a wi-fi adapter in the marketplace for the Rift- the TPCast. However the HTC Vive adapter powered by DisplayLink appears to have much less points and a better setup, so this could possibly be a welcome addition to the Rift.
After all, the primary concern with all present wi-fi VR adapters is value. Each the TPCast and HTC adapter promote for round $300. That is virtually as a lot as the whole Rift package deal price- now $349.
The actual fact DisplayLink powers the HTC adapter raises the tantalizing risk that the corporate could possibly be working with Fb to make this an official adapter. There’s no indication of this nonetheless, and Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell informed a number of journalists at Oculus Join 5 that that they had “no plans” for a wi-fi adapter.
Fb has nonetheless patented some fascinating methods for wi-fi VR, resembling a positional tracking guided directional beam. Maybe the corporate is ready for these concepts to turn into possible to wish to put their identify on a wi-fi answer.
Hopefully at the very least one producer takes on DisplayLink’s reference design. Any competitors within the wi-fi VR area is welcome.
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