We’re recovering today from the mad dash that was CES 2018 in Las Vegas. We weren’t able to see everything running back and forth between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian, and elsewhere in the city, but we nonetheless saw some incredibly interesting VR demos in our three days there.

Not everything we tried was consumer ready or perfect just yet, but we were very impressed by each of the five technologies we outlined below. There’s still a long road ahead for progress with immersion in VR and these five demos showed major potential to improve the state-of-the-art.

HTC Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter

It was wonderful to see Vive Pro’s resolution upgrade. The 2880 x 1600 combined display (1440 x 1600 per eye) showed a great amount of detail and the headset overall seemed to offer a better weight balance. The company says the headset will have the same minimum specifications as the current generation and Vive Pro will work with the current base stations installed in VR dens around the world as well as upcoming 2.0 systems that can be used in 4-station tracking configurations offering the freedom to move around much larger areas.

The headset featured loud over-the-ear integrated audio with a nice snug fit from the headset’s strap.

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