Wireless VR review and gameplay from Holopoint with the TPCast for HTC Vive, a $300 device that enables wireless VR.
The TPCast is a wireless adapter that you can attach to the top strap of the HTC Vive. TPCast includes a large battery that you place in your pocket or strap to a belt. You also have to setup the included TPcast router and a sensor that should be place on your wall or ceiling.
Once everything is setup and installed with the TPCast, wireless VR is amazing. However, the TPCast has a variety of issues you have to work through in order to get everything working properly. The sensor should be located in the proper position, and it is recommended to open up the TPCast, remove the microSD card inside, and install a program called OpenTPCast in order to fix all the software problems that come with the device.
I installed an open source software called OpenTPCast to fix some of the issues with the stock TPCast software. Check it out on GitHub:
Here are links to the products I used in my TPCast setup:
TPCast wireless adapter for HTC Vive:
Security camera adjustable mounting bracket for the TPCast sensor:
Extra TPCast battery:
Stay tuned for more wireless VR gameplay as I continue to use the TPCast! This video has been my review and first impressions from about a week of using and troubleshooting wireless VR with the TPCast. I will continue to offer my thoughts on the TPCast and wireless VR as time passes and I use it more often.
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This video was recorded with a GTX 1080ti/i7 8700 gaming PC. For more information about my PC build with VR benchmarks, check out this video I made:
OS: Windows 10 64bit
Video Card: AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB
Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz
Processor: 4.8 GHz Intel Core i7 8700K
Motherboard: ASRock Z370 EXTREME4
VR Hard Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5″ SSD
For more info about my VR gaming PC, check out this video about it:
This video was filmed with the HTC Vive virtual reality HMD, check it out on Amazon: