Well things with HTC have gotten a bit more interesting as of today regarding their consideration about opening a spin-off company for their Virtual Reality products. The statement released by HTC is pretty short and to the point, pointing out a few things while stating that the reports coming out of Taiwan were incorrect.
Interesting news today coming out of Taiwan in regards to HTC and their Virtual Reality efforts. It appears that the company will be starting up a spin-off company of sorts to focus on Virtual Reality related products that HTC chair Cher Wang and HTC would own, even though it would run as a separate entity.
A couple of days ago we hinted at hosting a giveaway that was going to be pretty epic in the next 24hrs. Well we are a bit later than 24hrs, but you can blame CES 2016 for that. Speaking of which, we have a ton of stuff to post already from the show, so expect a lot of posting over the next few days. Regardless of that, we did want to get this out now because this giveaway is pretty awesome.
Now that the holidays are over, as is CES, we can sort of get back to some of our regular lives, at least for a couple of weeks till the next big conference. In the meantime, we can get back to posting some of the cool deals over on our store and today we have two of them. There is the NES30 Pro Bluetooth Game Controller and the Mighty Marquee Desk Light to check out.
Yesterday we mentioned that the pre-order date for HTC's Virtual Reality headset called the Vive was revealed in an interview, with the date being February 29th. This puts shipping of the headset probably in April, which is what HTC said it was aiming for. We got to spend plenty of time with both the THC Vive and the Oculus Rift last week at CES 2016, and we have plenty of impressions to go over regarding both in another article this week. However, if today's news is correct, the HTC Vive may have just received a big red mark against it.
One of the more anticipated Virtual Reality headsets heading our way is the HTC Vive. Following the example that Oculus Rift has done, HTC has announced when pre-orders will be going live, but haven't announced what the price will be for said pre-orders.
If Monday is Day 0, with badge pick-up and CES Unveiled, then Tuesday was Day 1, otherwise known as Press Day. This is where we run around trying to get to all the press conferences we can to check out the new products companies are pushing out this year or working on for a general future release.
Sony's press conference this year at CES 2016 is probably going to focus a lot on the company's upcoming Virtual Reality headset, the Playstation VR. As for mobile related goodness, there is a possibility we could see a new Android device announced. I'm personally going to say that instead of a new Android device, we will probably hear more about additional second screen technology being developed for Sony's Android devices.
One of the harder press conferences to get into in person at CES is the Samsung one. There's always a ridiculous line that you have to wait in, sometimes for over an hour, just to make sure you get a seat. While that is what we have to do, even with our invite, you can chill at home or work and watch it right here live.
You'll have to excuse us this morning, the weather here is Las Vegas has made the traffic a bit more terrible than it usually is and so we have been a bit late getting to the press conferences this morning. We barely made it in time for the LG one, and then ran to the Huawei conference as well. You can join in on watching the event with us, albeit using the live stream, but you're there with us in spirit.
Good news for those of you wanting to grab an Oculus Rift headset the moment they become available. Pre-orders will be going live this week, or more specifically, in a couple of days. Snagging one of these headsets will also net you a few freebies that will come with it including two games: Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky's Tale.