Last month pre-orders for the TPCast began in the UK through retail partner Overclockers. At the time however, there was no confirmation of a release date for the device. Now the company behind the product has confirmed that those who pre-order across European territories will receive their device before the year’s end.
The TPCast wireless adapter for Oculus Rift is a device that attaches to the top of the VR headset and completely replaces the need for any cables. With the adapter, users can experience VR more effortlessly.
The current high-end VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) are driven by a cable transmitting the video, voice, data, and power utilising HDMI, USB and power connectors. With TPCast, Oculus Rift users will be able to enjoy a wireless VR experience as they roam around freely and play videogames, while preserving the same high quality as a standard wired connection.
“TPCast is committed to supporting the Oculus Rift headset with our unique wireless technology solutions, and provide VR users a high quality, immersive VR encounter,” stated Michael Liu, TPCast CEO. “With the TPCast wireless adapter, we will be changing the VR usage and experience by providing the complete freedom of movement with no cables attached.”
The consumer edition of TPCast wireless adapter is a special accessory designed for Oculus Rift. The kit consists of four parts: PC TX Module (TX), RX Module (RX), a router and a battery with a charger.
The kit establishes a wireless connection between the HMD and the PC without changing the original Oculus Rift product. It supports 2K video transmission at 90Fps with sub 2ms latency. The adapter comes with a battery to power the headset and the wireless module and can last for up to five hours of operation.
The TPCast wireless adapter for Oculus Rift is available for pre-order to European consumers at a recommended retail price of €389 EUR or, £349 GBP. Pre-order is available through the following retail partners across Europe: Alternate, Alza, Amazon (Germany), Caseking, Cool Blue, Digitec, Inet, LDLC, OverClockers, Scan and Schenker Technologies.
According to TPCast, the wireless adapter for Oculus Rift is expected to reach the first consumers by the end of this year. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the TPCast and other wireless transmitters for the leading VR HMDs.