Earlier this week, MSI showcased its own VR backpack.
Called the VR One, it is a computer that can that can be worn on your back and then used with the HTC Vive headset, allowing you to walk around freely, without having to be leashed by a ton cables, or a computer sliding on the ground behind you.
The VR One will also come with two hot-swappable, and rechargeable battery packs.
One of these can be installed on the side of the unit and provide you with 80 minutes of VR gameplay, which may not seem like long, but VR gaming requires a lot of power.
There are four white LEDs next to each of the battery mounts, which will blink when the battery is about to give out, and will require a power adapter from then on. This can all be tuned in the MSI Dragon Center software, which also lets you monitor performance, tune the system, access the app portal, a mobile center, and make adjustments quickly.
In terms of specs, the backpack will feature an overclocked, high-end Intel Core i7 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics chip, with four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Mini DisplayPort, one USB Type-C port, and Thunderbolt 3 support.
There’s also a microphone jack, and a headphone jack inbuilt. There’s also a set of two 90mm fans and nine heat pipes, which MSI says produces less than 41dBA of noise.
In total, this means that the backpack weighs just 8 pounds.
It is expected that MSI will launch the VR One backpack in the US in October.
They haven’t revealed any other availability, or pricing for the backpack.