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    MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    So this is all about cable-free VR, right....?

    So... where do you plug in the position-sensing base station(s), then?

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Certainly for the Vive there is no issue with the base stations as these are going to be static, screwed to wall and plugged into the mains. Communication with the headset is already wireless.

    The issue I see is being able to provide power to the Vive headset itself as it needs its own power source and there doesn't seem to be a way to plug that into the backpack.

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    ... The issue I see is being able to provide power to the Vive headset itself as it needs its own power source and there doesn't seem to be a way to plug that into the backpack.
    From the bulleted list of features:

    Bundled: 90cm HDMI and USB 3.0 cables, also 1x 12V cable optimized for the HTC Vive.
    If it comes with a cable for your Vive, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that means it has somewhere to plug that cable in, too...

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Whats the point if you need a backpack anyway??

    You might as well go for a walk!!


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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Certainly for the Vive there is no issue with the base stations as these are going to be static, screwed to wall and plugged into the mains. Communication with the headset is already wireless.

    The issue I see is being able to provide power to the Vive headset itself as it needs its own power source and there doesn't seem to be a way to plug that into the backpack.
    Check this bullet point too:
    "Ports: HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3, 4x USB 3.0 ports, mic-in and headset connectors, DC out compatible with the HTC Vive. All these ports run across the top of the unit."

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Interesting idea but I don't think we are quite ready for it. Having something like this on your back and the headset on your head is a lot of weight. Wouldn't be surprised if people came out with back and neck pains. In a couple of years, hopefully the same experience can be much lighter overall.

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Make sense for warehouse scale, not so much for room scale where a few pulleys could sort the cable issue.

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    How far away are we from bendable tech, i.e. all this but in say a thick sweater or coat?

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    I feel this is relevant:

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    quite a big improvement from the prototype i saw at Computertex....1.5 hr of game play is amazing

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Certainly for the Vive there is no issue with the base stations as these are going to be static, screwed to wall and plugged into the mains. Communication with the headset is already wireless.
    They don't have to be plugged into the PC to tell whereabouts you are?
    I was sure at least one of the VR kits worked that way.....?

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Looks like MSI was a bit too slow to market with this product! HTC themselves have fixed the wire issues. Enjoy an hour and a half of totally wireless VR, without having to wear a space heater on your back.

    http://hexus.net/gaming/news/hardware/99142-make-htc-vive-wireless-175-tpcast-upgrade-kit/

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    Re: MSI VR One VR backpack PC hits retail, costing around £2000

    Almost a week after it was supposed to be released in Australia and even MSI still has no idea when.
    I was only looking out of curiosity of the price, as with most things when thtey finally arrive here, it will probably be close to double the UK price.
    Can not see myself paying about $3500 or more for a backpack PC, especially since HTC has already made their product wirelessm (as DaMoot mentioned above)

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