What you need to know
- HTC and Major League Baseball are partnering to bring you a special broadcast.
- The 2019 Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge can be seen right now.
- There's going to be a recap of it on ESPN on August 18.
- You can buy the HTC Vive headset for $500 on Amazon.
HTC is not only known for its phones but also its stellar virtual reality (VR) headsets. Today, the company announced a collaboration with Major League Baseball, Little League International, and ESPN for a special broadcast of the 2019 Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge. The Little League Challenge is a VR competitive tournament featuring Home Run Derby VR using Vive Pro and Vive trackers.
If you're interested, you can watch the event on Twitch today. The broadcast began at 11 AM EDT, but recaps are available on the platform. In addition to the live streams tomorrow, a 30-minute special highlight will air on ESPN and the ESPN app on August 18 at 4 PM EDT.
Veteran PCVR headset
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The tried-and-true Vive is an excellent VR headset for those who don't mind external sensors and who can take advantage of a ton of accessories, including a wireless adapter. It is more expensive than the Rift S, though, which will no doubt play a factor in your final decision.
Cheap PC accessories we love
Take a gander at these awesome PC accessories, all of which will enhance your Windows experience.
Anker 4 port USB 3.0 hub ($10 at Amazon)
Whether on a desktop or laptop PC, you always need more ports to connect things to. This hub gives you an additional four USB 3.0 Type A ports.
Ikea Fixa Cable Management System ($11 at Amazon)
This IKEA cable management kit is your ticket to a clean setup. It's simple and functional.
NZXT Puck ($20 at Amazon)
This clever little accessory has powerful magnets on the rear to make it stick to any of the metal panels on your PC case or anything else. It's great for hanging accessories like headsets.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.