HTC Vive Pro VR at CES 2018.

HTC Vive Pro VR

HTC Vive Pro VR is a VR headset made for virtual reality enthusiasts . The Vive Pro takes the original and turns everything up to eleven, boosting the sound and visual capabilities of the headset. While the original Vive will still be sold as HTC’s entry-level headset, the Vive Pro is meant for gamers, developers, and anyone who wants the best VR experience money can buy.

With the Vive Pro, HTC has clearly heard the complaints of its fans. When your eyes are an inch away from the screen, resolution matters. A lot. According to HTC, 89 percent of VR headset owners, and potential owners, say higher resolution is matters to them — and they’re getting it here. HTC has increased the resolution of the dual-OLED displays to 2880 x 1600 (1400 x 1600 per eye, and 615 ppi), a 78 percent increase from the 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) resolution in the current Vive. The result is noticeable.

Less light, more immersive.

The redesigned face cushion and nose pad block even more light, which deepens your sense of presence while using VIVE Pro. The face cushion contours to most face shapes with new cloth-lined foam, while the nose rest covers any nose shape thanks to a unique flower petal-inspired design.

Viveport keeps getting better.

Virtual reality is still a long way away from having its killer-app. A newer, better headset isn’t going to change that. However, HTC is doing quite a bit to provide a platform for more high-quality VR content. Through its own Viveport platform, you can find a bunch of different things to try out, both paid and free. As of the announcement of the Vive Pro, HTC also completely revamped Viveport to make getting through menus quicker — and more fun.