Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

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Strawb77
Settler

Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

thought i`d post this for all interested in these two accsessories and how they would work together (or not).

a bit clumsily plonked together but they do go, but where`s the TPC battery go (my main concern)?

anyway, good to see both together for now...

 

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BDS
Constructor

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

The cord is my only Vive annoyance. Therefore, this is on the top of my shopping list currently. The battery is connected to the headset through a cord and can be stuffed in a back pocket, attached to a belt, etc.. I'll probably go with the smaller battery option, but get a spare battery so I am always ready.

 

I did see HTC is working on their own offical wireless connection.. I might just hold out to see what they have developed. All in all, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for VR. 

 

Alienmoon
Settler

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

I'll have to visit my local Vive store and try these out, I'm not feeling over confident to be honest with them cups, a little too diminutive for my taste, then there's the sound quality, Suppose I can only go and try. 

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Strawb77
Settler

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

the TPCast is the official Vive jobbie isn`t it?

thing about the battery i was on about is that it fits on the back of the strap like this;

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but the Deluxe Audio Strap has a knob at rear, exactly where the TPC battery would go;

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i`m sure the boffins would have taken this into account but it just means that i, the sort of early adopter that is the life-blood of these endeavours, and who wants both of these products, am going to sit on my cash until i have a clearer perspective of what is what.

i`ve seen reports that the TPC is supposed to be open for global pre-orders Q2 this year- and that pre-orders on the chinese Vive site ran out in minutes, so i am very keen to see a quick resolution.

having the battery on a flying lead and in your pocket just doesn`t work for me as you`re just changing one wire for another.

i`ve also seen that there is a mark 2 cable for the Vive proper, which is a lot lighter and thinner, but that may not appear until the Vive 2.0 hits the decks.

 


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BDS
Constructor

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

I guess it is official, but they are working on something else too. I know HTC is working with Intel on one. I think I'll wait to see what that one looks like:

http://www.roadtovr.com/htc-intel-partner-new-wigig-wireless-vr-solution/

 

As for the battery on the TPCAST. They have a long cord that you can use to keep the battery around your waist level. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-CWz8nAFgs

 

We go hands-on with TPCast, the wireless upgrade accessory for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Here are our early impressions, along with insight learned about the device's wireless range, ergonomics, and expected battery life from TPCast's co-founder. This might have been our favorite thing
UdoG
Contributor

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

Any news regarding the release date of the Deluxe Audio Strap?

Rockjaw
Architect

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

Not yet, @UdoG.

 

The TPcast is only one wireless solution so far. They're part of the ViveX incubator program, but they're not our 'official' wireless solution. I've been told (haven't seen myself) that the TPcast and the audio strap work very well together.

Strawb77
Settler

Re: Deluxe Audio Strap and TPCast

hi rocky

well both the tpcast and deluxe audio strap are live on amazon now- exactly the ones i posted.

they don`t look like they will play nicely together to me.

as community wrangler are you yet able to clarify this position?


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