HTC VIVE today announced VIVE Flow, a compact, lightweight immersive glasses device that transports its wearers wherever they want or need to be – anytime, anywhere. VIVE Flow is exclusively available for pre-order at Etisalat in the UAE, starting the 1st week of November. Designed with comfort and portability in mind, VIVE Flow allows people to find moments of calm and well-being for themselves throughout the day, including:
● Meditation 2.0 with apps like TRIPP, or taking a scenic, immersive drive down Route 66 with MyndVR’s original series: A Road to Remember
● Watching TV or movies on their own personal, cinema-sized VR screen
● Exercising their minds with brain training apps
● Collaborating and socializing with colleagues and friends on VIVE Sync
Available for sale at Etisalat starting the third week of November, VIVE Flow is intended to help people nurture their minds, relax and have fun on a daily basis, and go with the flow.
“With VIVE Flow, HTC is taking technology to a new direction, focusing not only on what we do, but on how we feel as maintaining our wellness has come to the forefront in the last few years, with millions of people feeling stressed every day, so it has never been more important to take time out to calm our minds, VIVE Flow provides the perfect opportunity to escape our four walls and immerse ourselves in an ideal ambience,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC.
“Meditation, gentle stretches, brain training, streaming our favorite shows or even meeting friends or coworkers in VR with VIVE Sync can all be enhanced by a device light and compact enough to fit in our pocket. VIVE Flow represents the next evolution of technology, as we take a more holistic view of how we can make life better.”
“Relaxation means different things to different people,” said Nanea Reeves, CEO of leading XR wellness service TRIPP. “It’s important to find your own version of zen, whether that means meditating, watching videos, or playing games. The fact that HTC gets it, that we can use VR in these ways that can benefit peoples’ emotional and mental well-being is something that I personally am very excited about as is our entire team at TRIPP.”
Go with the Flow
Even on a hectic day, it is easy to find time for meditation, entertainment, or productivity with VIVE Flow thanks to its lifestyle-minded features. With VIVE Flow, you can:
● Dive into a range of immersive experiences via the Viveport app store anytime, anywhere, using your Android smartphone as a controller.
● Connect wirelessly to your 5G Android smartphone and stream content like TV shows and films from your favorite platforms.*
● Meet with colleagues and friends in realistic virtual environments via VIVE Sync.
Portability meets power
Designed to fit into your life easily, VIVE Flow weighs about the same as a chocolate bar at just 189g. Its dual-hinge design and soft face gasket allow it to fold down into a compact footprint for effortless portability. VIVE Flow’s unique hinge is designed to fit many different head shapes and sizes. Its face gasket takes inspiration from the acclaimed VIVE Focus 3, with magnetic connections making it simple and quick to swap out – perfect for when you want to share. VIVE Flow also has built-in diopter dials, allowing users to easily make adjustments for crystal clear visuals. Its active cooling system pulls warm air away from your face, keeping you comfortable throughout the day.
Under the hood, VIVE Flow opens new worlds with on-the-go immersion like never before. An expansive 100-degree field of view allows for cinematic screens to lose yourself in HD quality content, with a sharp 3.2K resolution and a smooth 75 Hz refresh rate. Featuring full 3D spatial audio, VIVE Flow delivers immersive sound and can also connect to external Bluetooth earphones.
Pricing, accessories, and availability
VIVE Flow has a matching carry case available for purchase, giving you peace of mind no matter where you go. A small but powerful 10,000mAh VIVE power bank can be purchased separately, providing extra battery life for long days.
VIVE Flow retails for AED 2299, inclusive of VAT in UAE. It will be exclusively available at Etisalat and will be available across the rest countries within the Middle East and Africa in the coming months…. Pre-orders start 1st week of November globally, and anyone pre-ordering will receive the official VIVE Flow carry case. Open for sale starting the third week of November 2021.