HTC’s first standalone Vive headset is only available in China

At long last, HTC has released a PC-free version of the Vive… only you probably won’t get to use it. The company has introduced a Vive Standalone headset that’s intended strictly for the Chinese market. China’s mobile space is red hot, HTC says, so it makes sense that to take advantage of this “momentum” with accessible VR hardware. It’s not clear just how well the self-contained Vive will compare to its PC-bound counterpart in some respects (such as display resolution and comfort), but HTC is clearly focused on portability and cost over raw power.

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