HTC VIVE announces 5-in-1 dock and charger for VIVE Ultimate Tracker

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May 15, 2024 – HTC VIVE, a leading provider of virtual reality (VR) headsets, hardware and software solutions, has today announced the availability of a new five port USB-C charging dock for the VIVE Ultimate Tracker.

HTC VIVE stated that the five-in-one VIVE USB-C Dock offers VIVE Ultimate Tracker users an addition to their VR setup that will ensure all of their trackers are always charged, organized, and ready for use – whether for a multiplayer location-based entertainment (LBE) VR arcade, enterprise training scenario setup, or across gaming, fitness, VTubing, and more. 

How many trackers can the VIVE USB-C Dock charge at once?

The VIVE USB-C Dock allows for the simultaneous charging of up to five VIVE Ultimate Trackers. HTC VIVE stated that trackers will reach a full charge in 3.5 hours with a 45W USB-C power adapter.

The accessory not only helps to streamline the process of charging multiple VIVE Ultimate Trackers at once, but also includes a storage slot for the companion VIVE Wireless Dongle, making it an all-in-one organizer and charger.

What is the VIVE Ultimate Tracker for?

Announced in November last year, the VIVE Ultimate Tracker is designed for all-in-one XR headsets and PC VR streaming. The VIVE Ultimate Tracker helps to enhance virtual interactions by offering precise, responsive tracking of movements and objects in 3D space. The device uses two wide-field of view (FOV) cameras to track its own location in 3D spaces with precise accuracy and as a result, does not require external tracking solutions like base stations – it is essentially “self-tracking,” according to HTC VIVE. The VIVE Ultimate Tracker integrates seamlessly with the company’s VIVE XR Elite and VIVE Focus 3 VR headsets, with additional beta support for select 3rd party headsets also available. 

Available today, the VIVE USB-C Dock is priced at USD $99 / GBP £99 / EUR €109, and is available for purchase from HTC VIVE’s website.

Image credit: HTC VIVE

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