HTC Vive headset Review – The Most Immersive VR Headset
HTC Vive Overview
|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 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.|
|Interactively||VR gaming control|
|Main function||Gaming/Virtual tour|
|Representative work||Tour guide of Taipei Palace Museum Tour|
|Compatible device||Android and iPhones|
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 accessories include:
Base station x2
Base station power adapter x2
Link box power adapter
Link box mounting pad
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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