For those who are eagerly awaiting the chance to upgrade their PC-based virtual reality (VR) rig into a wireless unit in order to ditch the cables, the latest news might be of interest. TPCast has signed well-known North American electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics as a channel distributor partner.
The agreement between TPCast and Fry’s Electronics means that Fry’s Electronics, one of the largest consumer electronics retails stores in the USA will be able to provide rhe HTC Vive Consumer Edition Wireless Adapter.
TPCast has been aiming to expand its US channel partners all over the USA. The agreement with Fry’s Electonics means that the TPCast VR wireless adapter will be available in all 34 Fry’s Electronics stores and online at the Frys.com website.
For many analysts, the realisation of seamless, low-latency wireless VR would greatly increase the ability of VR to enter the mainstream consumer sphere. The TPCast adapter aims to preserve video quality and maintain a low latency of below 2ms.
“TPCAST is proud to partner with a leading retailer like Fry’s Electronics. We are looking forward to engaging in sales and marketing activities that will enable us to demonstrate the product directly to consumers allowing them to get a first-hand experience with Wireless HTC Vive HMDs,” stated Udi Yuhjtman, TPCAST’S North America General Manager. “We believe adding the Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive will open a new experience for VR users and will help expand the VR market.”
“Fry’s is excited to partner with TPCAST and introduce new products and technologies to our customers,” said Manuel Valerio, Fry’s Community Relations Manager. “The VR market is very promising. TPCAST’s Wireless Adapter is a great addition to our product line that will allow many VR users to ‘cut the cords’ and experience the immersive, free Wireless VR world.”
The TPCast Consumer Edition Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive is available in Fry’s Electronics stores priced at $299.99. The Fry’s website can be checked for availability. VRFocus will bring you further news on TPCast as it becomes available.