Last year, iQiyi, a Chinese streaming service similar to Netflix, has released its own 4K headset for virtual reality for media viewing. A year later, comes the following headset company, iQUT 2Pro, which promises some significant updates.
New headset that was released recently, save 4K, but now has 6DOF instead of 3DOF its predecessor. It happened thanks to a partnership with HTC Vive, which provides the same tracking inside-out, both on and offline Vive headset Focus. iQUT 2Pro even got the same controllers as Vive Focus.
Loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 — the same chip that Oculus Quest — iQUT 2 Pro promises to be much more focused on gaming use than its predecessor. Working on the platform Vive Wave, it also has the option of streaming VR from PC via wireless network.
In his Twitter President of HTC China Vive Alvin van Grayling said that it was “the first of many to come” new Autonomous headsets 6DOF running on Vive Wave.
The device went on sale for 3999 yuan (about $ 560). However, as in the case with other headsets iQiyi, one should not expect it to appear in the West; the headset is only available in China, at least for the moment. However, we can assume that this is an indication that the market will be other standalone 4K-headset-enabled VR.