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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 100

556 reviews


alaTest has collected and analyzed 556 reviews of HTC Vive. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

HTC Vive review


Don't just play games; touch them, be surrounded by them, live them. That's the promise that only Vive currently fulfils

Room-scale is the best kind of VR ; Motion controllers make you feel even more immersed ; Steam support means it’s easier to get games

Heavier, less secure on your bonce than Oculus Rift ; Fiddly firmware and a mess of cables

It asks more of you than Oculus does, but Vive also rewards you with an even more immersive, transformative VR experience


Expert review by: Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post (

HTC Vive Consumer Edition First Impressions: Bulky, but Awesome


After a little less than a week with the HTC Vive, I have to say that the new virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve can be disorienting. It's hard to set up. It can be a little wonky. But it's also completely amazing.


Expert review by: Gawker Media (

HTC Vive Review: A Beautiful Machine with No Good Games


Virtual reality has always been an expensive hobby. Even in 1995, when the only VR option was the Nintendo Virtual Boy , it was hard to justify spending money on the device. It was uncomfortable to wear. It didn't have any good games. And it was a...


Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

HTC Vive SteamVR hands-on review


Have HTC and Valve killed Oculus Rift? Looks a bit like it to us


Expert review by: (

HTC Vive First Impressions: Serious Oculus Rift Competition


Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

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

$800 price tag ; 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.


Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

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


We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new...

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.


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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

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...


Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive review: The most immersive VR headset of 2016


HTC and Valve are on a mission to bring VR to the front room, and the HTC Vive is the most expensive option in the current VR line-up, beating the £500 Oculus Rift and £300 PlayStation VR. With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now on the market, the...

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...


Product Specifications


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

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