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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 100

712 reviews

2017-12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 712 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

2017-07

Expert review by: Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post (gadgets.ndtv.com)

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.

2016-04

Expert review by: Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

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...

2016-04

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

2015-03

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

HTC Vive First Impressions: Serious Oculus Rift Competition

 

Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by: Nick Pino (techradar.com)

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.

2017-11

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

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.

2016-04

Expert review by: (t3.com)

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

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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.

2017-10

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...

2017-08

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

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