Friday, April 8, 2016
HTC Vive Virtual Reality goggles
HTC Vive is a virtual reality goggles manufactured by Taiwanese tech company HTC it is co-developed by gaming giant Valve. The HTC Vive is the most expensive and heavy on feature among the VR devices that will come out in 2016. The device let the user physically move around its virtual world while using a pair of high-tech controllers to grab and manipulate digital objects.
The goggles is quite heavy and not comfortable to wear it can get your skin covered by the headset sweaty. But once you play the game, you'll forget all about it. It's a real game-changer. HTC Vive is really fun to play with, it's like playing your first Sony PlayStation.
Why take my word for it when you can try it yourself for free. HTC is rolling out retail demo stations where you can put the SteamVR-powered Vive through its paces. And if the demo convinces you to lay down at least $800 on a piece of the future, those retail location will also be taking pre-orders for delivery starting in June.
Vive demo stations are only available at 3 Microsoft Stores in New York City, Bellevue, and Salt Lake City. Microsoft is planning to expand the program to 11 more stores in the US (and one in Sydney, Australia) by the end of the month and up to 30 locations by the end of the year. You should be 18 years old to take part in the demos, according to Microsoft's website. GameStop, meanwhile, will start demonstrating the Vive at 10 locations across the US starting April 18.
Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset $99.99
Oculus Rift + Alienware Oculus Ready X51 R3 i5 8GB Desktop PC Bundle $1,599.00
Here's a Google Map to track down Vive demo stations: