Valve could cut the cord for future VR headset suggests new patent

A patent application (opens in new tab) made by Valve in December 2021 has surfaced, as of June 16, and in it, there appear plans for a new VR headset that could form the basis of a standalone unit. This is a patent application, so it’s no guarantee that such a headset exists, or will exist, although it does highlight the fact that Valve is still actively working on VR.

The patent itself mainly focuses on the securing mechanisms between a “front housing” and “rear housing” of the HMD, that’s a head-mounted display by the way. There are side members that have room for wires as well as a member that goes over the top of the head, with a pair of tightening mechanisms on the rear unit to make sure that the headset is secure and comfortable.

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