HTC Vive headset Review – The Most Immersive VR Headset

Wondershare Editor By Mar 08,2017 10:23 am

HTC Vive Overview

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HTC Vive VR Feature

Powered by Valve's steam VR technology. There are two versions of the product, namely:

1.HTC Vive Pre

2. HTC Vive

Main features:

  • 1,200 by 1,080 resolution AMOLED screen for every eye
  • Front-facing camera
  • Needs a powerful gaming PC
  • 2 tracking sensors
  • HTC Vive controllers for every hand
  • Bluetooth for mobile connection
  • Updated motors and better head strap
  • Main parameters Release Time April 5, 2016
    Price £759.00or between $799 and $800
    Resolution If you have enough budget, HTC Vive can be your ultimate virtual reality experience in the market.
    Content Sources StreamVR
    Interactively VR gaming control
    Main function Gaming/Virtual tour
    Representative work Tour guide of Taipei Palace Museum Tour
    Compatible device Android and iPhones
    Pros
    • Immersive, incredible free-moving VR
    • Available solid game selections
    • Intuitive controllers with great battery life
    • Software partnership with Valves
    Cons
    • Quite difficult to set up
    • Buggy software
    • Requires lots of space
    • Expensive
    • Less comfortable than the rift

    HTC Vive Product Packaging Review

    If you have enough budget and spare room, HTC Vive can definitely offer you one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience you just cannot get anywhere else. The product packaging includes:

  • HTC Vive Hardware and headset
  • When you open the box, the first thing that struck you is the number of kits included. This PC headset has the most hardware that needs to be installed physically before using it. Naturally, the headset is the most attractive and interesting object available in the box. After all, it is the device you will strap to your face whenever you want to travel in virtual environments. Most likely, it is stranger and curvier than rivals, since it has sensor pockmarks and camera spattered on its face. The HTC Vive headset is easy to put on and comfortable to wear, no matter what the leads are.

  • HTC Vive Controllers
  • The dual controllers of Vive are brilliant. They are made of robust plastic and very ideal when interacting with a virtual land. Lots of controls and buttons can be found. However, rest assured you will never feel lost because everything is where it needs to be and the controllers are visible and floating thru the air once the visor is on.

  • HTC Vive Headphones
  • Different from Oculus Rift, Vive’s headphones are not created in the HTC Vive. It is added separately. The headphones come with a small pair of in-ears inside the box, with a compressed lead that attaches to the input of audio cable to the rear of headset. But, some users found them a real pain to pop in their ears every time. When it comes to performance, expect it to offer you good result.

  • HTC Vive Link box
  • Link box is the smallest item inside the package, yet no less essential. It is a light, slim connection box sitting between the PC and Vive headset. Link box gets the wireless signals from the base stations and controllers. One main advantage of this product package is the easiness to set up. But, this box doesn’t have a HDMI pass through option, thus you cannot feed the headset and a monitor at the same time. Rather, you’ll need to find other solution when using a graphics card and a desktop PC with one HDMI.

    HTC Vive Accessories Review

    HTC Vive is considered as the most expensive VR headsets available in the market. Also, its shipping box is the most packed one, as it comes with lighthouse sensors and controllers.


    HTC Vive accessories include:

    Sync cable
    Base station x2
    Base station power adapter x2
    Link box power adapter
    Link box mounting pad
    USB cable
    HDMI cable
    Earbuds
    Cleaning cloth
    Documentation
    Controller x2 (with lanyard)
    Headset with 3-in-1 cable and audio cable
    Micro USB charger x2

    At the moment, users are able to purchase USB extension cable that was peculiarly omitted from the Vive retail package. This cable boasts an exclusive shape that enables it to plug in the accessory port within the Vive HMD. Using this cable, people can use a USB headset. Eventually, users can buy replacement controllers or other components they critically need. There may not have exact date yet, but you can expect these controllers to carry a significant figure as soon as they are.


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