Wireless VR is here! TPCast review with HTC Vive

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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:
https://github.com/OpenTPCast/Docs

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.

If you want to see more virtual reality gameplay content and reviews, check out my channel. I put out VR gameplay videos for the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift with Touch, and the PSVR. Please subscribe if you like my VR videos!

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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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uutOud_7Qtc

Computer Specs:
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uutOud_7Qtc

This video was filmed with the HTC Vive virtual reality HMD, check it out on Amazon:


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20 thoughts on “Wireless VR is here! TPCast review with HTC Vive”

  1. Hi does this work without an internet connection, I sometimes use offline mode when playing vr, would the wireless adapter still work? Cheers

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  2. hm.. worth buying for 300$? or wait till the price to go down? and if so how long u think it will take for them 2 price drop the wireless vr? thanks

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  3. shame you had so many issues setting up, my issues were it did not work with SteamVR Beta.I added a second network port and switched to full release SteamVR and have had no problems. actually seen an improvement on games where occasionally my virtual hands would detach and float around. don,t get a buzzing noise from the sensor on the wall either.just love the freedom. looking forward to a hands on review of the vive pro. good informative vid thnx.

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  4. The green line in the peripheral vision was a deal break for me. I use a really thin face pad on my Vive so it was very noticeable for me. That and the shitty router was enough to make me return mine.

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  5. Wow thanks for this review. Want wireless, but this is way too half baked. Except for the battery, that was a bit overdone. I'll hold off for the next wave of products.

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