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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 99

810 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 810 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 : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

Vive Wireless Adapter First Look

 

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

Jan, 2018

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 : 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

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

HTC Vive Pre

 

The SteamVR-ready HTC Vive Pre developer kit is one of the most comprehensive virtual reality packages we've seen yet, and shows lots of promise for the consumer edition.

Includes headset, motion controllers, and area-defining base station. Excellent motion tracking. Immersive VR.

Tethered headset can be awkward even with very long cable. Possible to lose orientation and knock things down.

The HTC Vive Pre is still pre-release hardware, and HTC will likely tweak aspects of it before launching the consumer edition. But even as shipped, the Vive Pre stands as the most feature-complete and comprehensive PC-based VR experience we've tested,...

Mar, 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