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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 100

775 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 775 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

HTC Vive review


HTC Vive wins the first battle in the VR war

Best VR experience ; Intuitive controls ; Software partnership with Valve

Still a bit pricey... ; Requires a high-end GPU ; Less comfortable than the Rift

If you have the budget, the HTC Vive is the best virtual reality experience on the market, bar none.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Rik Henderson, Adrian Willings (

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world


HTC Vive needs to be set free from constraints to make best use of its raison d'être. And that limits its audience somewhat. For us it means we

Innovative VR that allows you to move around in a virtual space ; Excellent visuals thanks to high-res displays ; Controllers are excellent and offer developers many options for use

Setup is far from straight forward thanks to sensor placement ; Occasional crashes when installing ; Room Space requires a large area to play in ; Headphones not built-in

We've played a lot with VR over the years - but nothing compares to Vive at its best. When Room Space is working and working well, it is a stunning experience without compare.

Oct, 2017

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HTC Vive review: is this brilliant but flawed and demanding product the Betamax of first-gen VR?


It's expensive, bulky, hard to set up… But still so easy to love

Brilliantly immersive ; Can be worn at length ; Plenty of good games

Neither cheap nor simple ; Inevitably bulky & cumbersome ; Very few great games

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (

HTC Vive review


Take the blue pill. HTC's Vive weaves a VR fantasy you'll never want to leave.

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

Feb, 2018

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

HTC Vive


The HTC Vive is the cutting-edge of virtual-reality technology

Incredible, immersive free-moving VR ; Intuitive controllers with good battery life ; Solid selection of games already available ; Nothing else quite like it

Pain to set up ; Software is buggy ; Expensive and needs lots of space

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.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

Vive Wireless Adapter First Look


It looks like a huge improvement. Vive Wireless Adapter First Look.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

HTC VIVE Tracker Review with Gun, Straps, and Paddles


The HTC VIVE Tracker is a new tool for the VR universe - an extra bit of zazz that opens up new doors and dimensions. Over the past few days I've had the opportunity to test out the HTC VIVE Tracker with the relatively limited set of games it already...

Tracking just as good as original controllers ; Enable tracking of ALL the things ; Most games already tracking are amazing

Size is still ever-so-slightly cumbersome ; Price is a bit prohibitive ; Lacking a diverse array of games

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

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

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive review


Is the room-scale HTC Vive worth the £599 price tag? We've spent some time with the HTC Vive, and here's what we thought.

The HTC Vive is an amazingly capable virtual reality headset that provides an experience unrivalled by its competitors with room-scale tracking and bespoke handheld controllers. Tracking is instant and when combined with a high-resolution 90Hz display...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (

HTC Vive review: Can HTC’s virtual-reality headset take on the mighty Oculus Rift?


Room-scale VR is an experience like no other, and nothing does it better than the HTC Vive

The best room-scale VR experience available ; HTC is investing in the Vive ecosystem ; Can be used either seated or standing

Most expensive headset on the market ; Still aren't quite enough killer apps out there ; So. Many. Cables.

A year on, I’d say Vive is better than it ever has been; its software catalogue has expanded, although there’s still room for improvement; and it remains the best VR headset on the market. Just because it’s the best doesn’t automatically mean you...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


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

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