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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 99

807 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 807 reviews of HTC Vive. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HTC Vive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Jones (trustedreviews.com)

Vive Wireless Adapter Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Liberate your HTC Vive VR headset with the Vive Wireless Adapter. This is no doubt a game-changing accessory, but is it worth the steep £299 price?

Excellent performance ; No sign of any latency issues ; Far-reaching range

Incredibly expensive ; Requires a free PCIe slot and isn't compatible with laptops ; Design makes it awkward to wear over-ear headphones

The Vive Wireless Adapter is a fantastic game-changer for virtual reality, but it’s just far too expensive to recommend to all but the most hardcore VR enthusiasts.

Nov, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Vive

 

If you've tried Google Cardboard, Gear VR or even the Oculus Rift and think you know what virtual reality has to offer, then prepare for a rude awakening. The HTC Vive bombards you with the most immersive virtual reality experiences you can get right...

If you can afford it and have the room for it, the HTC Vive offers, quite simply, the best virtual-reality experience you can get.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC Vive review: Truly immersive VR comes at a cost

 

The HTC Vive offers the best in-home VR experience yet, but it's too unwieldy to truly enjoy for extended play sessions.

Sharp and incredibly immersive VR ; Head tracking is superior to Oculus Rift ; Whole-room VR is impressive ; Motion controllers work well

Expensive ; Tricky setup ; Uncomfortable to wear for long periods

The Vive is no doubt the geekiest thing I have in my home right now -- and that's saying something. It's an impressive effort by HTC, which has had a rough few years in mobile, and Valve. It's oh-so-close to being the Holy Grail of VR experiences. It's...

Apr, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

HTC Vive review

 

Incredibly immersive ; Hardware works well ; Decent launch library ; Precise, intuitive controls ; Easy to set up

Headset cord can get in the way ; Field of view isn’t wide enough for full immersion ; Headset can get sweaty

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor

 

The HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor lets Vive and Vive Pro owners use their headset without wires, as long as they have a desktop PC that can accept the required card.

Enables wireless Vive use. Works with both Vive and Vive Pro. Appears to work with any USB battery with the right output.

Only works with an internal card. External battery needs a pocket or belt.

Bottom Line: The HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor lets Vive and Vive Pro owners use their headset without wires, as long as they have a desktop PC that can accept the required card.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

I hope the future of VR isn't more plastic junk

 

I played VR soccer, ping-pong, and shot virtual ducks with the Vive Tracker and its accessories. It's a lot of hassle.

Versatile design converts into various accessories. Compatible with HTC Vive VR systems. Can sometimes allow for extra immersive tricks in supported games. Future accessories could mean new ideas.

Complicated setup. Messy extra dongles require empty USB ports. Some accessories don't have haptic feedback. Not many games supported yet. Expensive. Doesn't replace your Vive controller: it's just another thing to own.

HTC's evolution of VR accessories, Vive Tracker, is a modular motion-tracking gadget that adds extra tracking in some games, but isn't worth the hassle.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

HTC just revealed a new VR headset

 

The Focus headset joins the Oculus Go in offering wireless VR experiences.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

HTC Vive

 

The HTC Vive is a comprehensive PC-tethered virtual reality system that supports both motion controls and whole-room VR.

Immersive experience. Includes motion controllers and external sensors for whole-room VR.

Expensive. Tethered headset makes whole-room VR tricky.

Now that both the Vive and Rift are out and both systems have their own motion controls for full functionality, they end up looking very similar on paper. The Vive has the benefit of whole-room VR, though cable management is inconvenient if you're...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

HTC Vive review: Yes, this is the best VR experience, if you've got the space

 

The HTC Vive is the closest we've come to a full-room virtual simulation. It's amazing, and it's hardcore. But it's a lot of gear.

The HTC Vive offers a flat-out amazing virtual reality experience with sharp visuals, great motion controls and full-room sensing to walk around in virtual space. Vive hardware can help indicate where your walls are, and an in-helmet camera can be used...

It requires a high-end PC to run. Long wires and lots of equipment take time and space to set up. Steam VR offers a lot of software but it isn't always beginner-friendly.

Vive is the best virtual-reality experience you can have right now, thanks to its motion controls and room-scale tracking. It's the closest thing to having a holodeck in your home.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

HTC Vive review: Reach out and touch the virtual world

 

It's 2:30 a.m., I'm in my bedroom, and I am under attack. Blue and red orbs hurtle towards me and I throw up my arms to deflect them, swaying back and forth to the angry snare hits in Led Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand. My actual arms—not pressing...

Room-scale VR is incredible at enhancing experiences ; Base stations accurately track an area up to 15ft x 15ft ; Vive controllers borrow liberally from Steam Controller, with excellent results

Headset design not as comfortable as Oculus Rift ; Needs lots of space to take full advantage. Space most people don't have ; SteamVR, at least at launch, is unstable and crash-prone

If we chart the progression of video games from Spacewar and Zork all the way through to 2016, then the HTC Vive is the next logical step towards realism.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Adjustable interpupillary distance:Y
Colour of product:Black
Gyroscope:Y
Type:Dedicated head mounted display
Viewing angle:110

Packaging Content

Manual:Y