Though the HTC is focusing its attention on its VR future modular Vive Cosmos, it is also working on its next-gen lightweight headsets under the title “Project Proton.” These headsets are said to feel just like normal glasses but these wearables absolutely look more compact than the modern products of VR devices. In this article, we will discuss what we know about the HTC Project Proton so far.

Project Proton is a model of a future XR glasses-style gear from HTC Vive that is expected to gather feedback on from the people as the company proceeds to work on the gadget.

HTC Project Proton

Till now, no one has any specific details on specifications, but Project Proton does prove HTC’s aim to turn focus to different reality use cases, as well as combining 5G connectivity, be it internal or external to its ultimate headsets.

HTC Project Proton

Primarily, Project Proton comprises of two form factors: an all-in-one headset which we shall call “Proton AIO” for now, and an “all-in-two” headset which we shall call “Proton Glass.” Upon a more intimate glimpse, both headsets seem to highlight stereo front-facing cameras which are expected for inside-out tracking, though it’s also probable that these will be used for passthrough view of the outside world.

Vive Cosmos

The visors are notably thin, so both headsets should weigh remarkably less than current devices, also they will less possibly hit the wall or be hit by one’s controllers if any. That announced, it’s not sure how much of an impression this will possess on the range of view.

Unlike the Vive Focus, the Proton AIO’s processing unit seems to be housed on the back of the headband, which further decreases the size of the visor while giving a greater weight distribution. There are also two dongles which are hopeful headphones that hover over your ears. 

HTC Project Proton

As for the Proton Glass, it’s intended to be powered by an external processing module such as a smartphone, which is why it can take stupas that match those on thick-frame glasses.

It is considered as somehow a direct rival to the Nreal Light, besides it can do VR for an extra immersive view. Given the clear lack of speakers, it’s not sure where the audio will come from. Maybe just the regular plug-in earphones.

HTC Vive

Though there are still several rumors about it, this is a positive track for HTC, particularly after the deadlock VR headsets have been in for the last few years. We’re yet uncertain whether the modular Vive Cosmos series will support HTC enough against the rapidly growing versatile Oculus Quest and the dominant Valve Index, but with innovative portability and capabilities in Project Proton, it would be impressive if HTC could end up surpassing the current market dominants.

HTC Project Proton
HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos