Shadow VR - the headset taking on Oculus

Shadow VR - the headset taking on Oculus

The headset focused towards the enterprise market targeting businesses of all sizes.

But it's not just all about Oculus, Facebook and HTC when it comes to virtual reality - enter Shadow Creator and its Shadow VR standalone headset. Vive Focus is being made available in 37 new markets at $599 USD; there's also a more expensive $749 USD Focus Advanced model.

Nearly a year after it was launched in China, the HTC Vive Focus VR Headset is being released worldwide to 37 markets with a new focus on business interests touting itself as an "all-in-one solution for enterprise". Now, after a long wait of more than 7 months, the Vive Focus has arrived in the USA and certain other worldwide markets.

Notably, the Shadow VR is set to become the first standalone VR headset available to consumers - Oculus Quest is only set to release theirs in 6 months time. The headset is now priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 43,600) in the US. Vive Focus utilizes both the Vive Wave platform and the Viveport, the latter of which provides access to content. No PC is required for installing and using the Vive Focus.

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The model features a 2880 x 1600 resolution and Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform, a 110-degree field-of-view, and world-scale tracking.

In addition, the company has launched its VIVE WAVE VR SDK, enabling developers to create experiences for these standalone headsets.

Announced alongside is a collaboration tool called Vive Sync, which essentially enables conference calls in VR.

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