HTC Vive (2016)

HTC Vive (2016)

Presentation: When it comes to the unboxing experience the HTC Vive shines (much like the shiny reflect black on the box). Once you get into the main box each thing has its own department and everything is cased in foam meaning it is well protected. This is a premium product that is beautifully presented and should reach most people without any damage even if it’s thrown around a bit.

HTC VIVE Box Contents

  • HTC VIVE HMD
  • 3-in-1 cable (attached)
  • Audio cable (attached)
  • Earbuds
  • Face cushion (attached)
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Power adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • USB cable
  • Link Box
  • X2 VIVE Motion controllers
  • X2 Power adapters
  • X2 Lanyards (2 attached)
  • X2 Micro-USB cables
  • Base Stations
  • X2 Power adapters
  • Mounting kit (2 mounts, 4 screws, and 4 wall anchors)

HTC Vive (2016)

Description: This is HTC’s Very well made and ultra-immersive virtual reality experience. When it was first announced many people thought it would be a flash in the pan, a sort of electronic version of showing company muscles. But it is so much more than a show of strength, the impressive motion tracking and OLED display technology is all backed up by the fact that it is powered by SteamVR gaming.

Let’s face it, we all know that the success of VR is all down to the gaming element of it. Just how good a virtual experience it can offer. HTC is serious about this VR headset and it offers a range of things that no other VR headset can.

HTC Vive Specs…

Headset: HTC Vive
Manufacturer: HTC Corporation
Launch Price: $799 (£586) (Full Kit)
Release Date: 5 April 2016
Headset Type: VR Headset (PC Powered)
Display: PenTile OLED 2160 × 1200 (1080×1200 per eye)
Field of View(FOV): 110°
Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: Yes
Screen Focus Adjustment: Yes
Weight: 470 g (16.56 oz)
Tracking: 6 DoF Inside-out (marker based)

HTC Vive (2016)

Review: To be honest the HTC VIVE does need a fair amount of setting up, especially when it comes to placing those lighthouse tracking sensors. This is not a headset you can get up and running in mere minutes. It’s also one of the heaviest HMD’s of its time and does take a fair amount of getting used to if you have tried other HMD’s. Even the motion controllers feel oversized when compared to the Oculus Rifts touch controllers. But once you get into this headset and lose yourself in VR it really does immerse you especially if you have forked out for the deluxe headstrap with the built-in earphones. This is a solid VR headset that isn’t going to win any new VR users, but it will make VR enthusiasts very happy indeed.

 

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