Zotac appears to understand that virtual reality gaming is currently limited because the headset must be connected to an immobile computer. However, it has a plan to overcome this: shove the computer into a backpack and connect it to a battery.
The Zotac Mobile VR appears in a short promotional video showing precisely what it can do when combined with the HTC Vive. The people in the video are able to freely move about the space, without worry about tripping over cables or yanking something over. They don’t even seem too concerned about the massive amount of equipped strapped to their backs.
There is little information about what goes into the Mobile VR, although Zotac implies that it contains one of their new ZBOX mini-pcs. Which are capable of running VR games, while still being small enough to fit into a backpack.
We’re not even sure if Zotac will actually be selling the mobile VR solution, or if it is just using it to showcase the potential of the ZBOX. Either way, it shouldn’t be too difficult to replicate the setup using off-the-shelf parts. Although there is the problem of being able to afford the HTC Vive to complete the setup.