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HTC Demos Virtual-Reality Headset To Consumers

SAN DIEGO – HTC, the smartphone maker that is repositioning itself as a personal technology company, went to Comic-Con 2015 to demonstrate the developers’ edition of its Vive virtual-reality headset to consumers for the first time.

Demonstrations of the consumer-targeted headset were held outside the San Diego Convention Center. The truck is continuing on throughout the summer to other cities, including Louisville and Seattle.

The company announced plans for a VR headset early this year in cooperation with Valve, the developer of game software and the Steam online game platform. The headset incorporates Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies to create a 360-degree VR experience that lets users walk around and explore a virtual space, inspect objects from all angles, and interact with their surroundings.