Unlike most of my colleagues, I haven’t had the chance to try HTC and Valve’s Vive Pre virtual reality headset. I hear it’s good, but it could be another overhyped disappointment like The Phantom Menace.
The HTC Vive is in turnaround. After disappointing some people last year by setting the Vive launch date for well into 2016, the company’s back with a second generation developer model so good, it’ll win back our brains.
When HTC announced the Grip last year, we were underwhelmed by the Taiwanese company’s first fitness foray. In fact, we didn’t even know who the damn thing was for. HTC instead pumped the brakes on the Grip’s release and teamed up with Under Armour. It was a wise decision.
To make virtual reality truly popular, you have to make cheap and accessible. And HTC is zeroing in on a huge market: Chinese internet cafes. It’s the latest example of tech companies worldwide trying to get VR in the hands of massive groups of users, quickly and cheaply.
The HTC One A9’s price is up and down like a yo-yo. After starting life at $400 then jumping up to $500, it’s now on sale in the HTC online store for $400 once more. Whether you wanna buy the thing, though, is another matter entirely.
Let me be blunt. If I lost my iPhone a week ago and needed a new one, I would’ve bought the HTC One A9. It looks great, and upon first glance, works pretty great, too. But I didn’t lose my iPhone, and the A9 is now more expensive than I thought it was.
When HTC unveiled its iPhone-like One A9 last week, one of its most attractive features was its cost. But while the $400 price tag may seem tempting, in reality that deal is only available until November 7th—after that date, the price will jump up by $100.
You’ve already heard the jokes about HTC shamelessly ripping off Apple with the design of its newest phone. The truth is, it’s even funnier to hold the new HTC One A9 in one hand and an iPhone 6 in the other. They’re hilariously similar—and that’s not a bad thing at all.
Everyone loves an underdog. They’re new, exciting, and upset expectations. In 2013, the HTC One M7 brought that incredible disruptive energy to smartphones, and the following year’s M8 ran neck and neck with the best you could buy. Today, the HTC M9 goes on sale, and it’s no longer an underdog—but it’s not exactly…
HTC's latest revision to its One smartphone might not be all that revolutionary, but it's still a damn good phone. If you prioritize great design over the latest and greatest features, the One M9 might be the Android handset you need in your life. And, if you have $650 and an internet connection, you can make that a…
Virtual reality is a lot like the flying car: It's always juuuust a few years off. But recently—just this week—the VR hype has reached a fever pitch. And let me tell you this is no Virtual Boy bullshit. When we look back at the past through rose-colored VR headsets, we'll see that this is the moment it took off.
Ladies and gentlemen, we've got two front-runners in the virtual reality race. Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive are the best VR we've ever seen. Both let you actually reach out and grab objects, unlike the Oculus Rift. But which of these two technological marvels is the most promising?
How do you control your virtual reality experience in Valve and HTC's sensor-covered Vive VR headset? With a pair of sensor-pocked motion controlled wands, of course.
I saw the future today. I mean that. I got the chance here at MWC to try the new VR headset that Valve and HTC are developing. Is it good? It's absolutely incredible. This thing is just...my god you guys I can't even.
It seems like every company out there has a smart band, a fitness tracker, a wearable. And now HTC is coming to the table, but it says it doesn't want to be just another black band on a shelf, so instead it made the Grip—a big ol' cuff that's equal parts unique and perplexing.
This is the new HTC One, the third in a line of phones that got Android devices to adopt metal finishes and really just up their design game in general. And the HTC One M9 continues the well-designed tradition. But when you get something so right the first time around, it can be more of a curse than a blessing.