Most technology bloggers believe that 2018 is the year of Virtual Reality. This is a confident prediction given by many, and is in part mirrored by the number of products that are being released by some of the biggest technology companies in the business. One such company is HTC, who have really invested a lot of time, money and effort in their new HTC VIVE – Virtual Reality System. We thought we would take a look at this new VR system, and see whether it is worth the money.
Taking a Look at the HTC VIVE – Virtual Reality System
- PLAY AREA IS FLEXIBILE – You don’t necessarily need a large area in which to use the HTC Vive. It is possible to use the VR whilst sitting down. For standing up, it is recommended that you have a space of around 15 feet x 15 feet to give you plenty space. HTC Vive is integrated with what is known as teamVR Tracking, which ensures you have the most realistic experience possible. Of course, standing up is probably the most popular way to really maximize the experience.
- IMMERSIVE YOURSELF COMPLETELY – The technology is so good that it really does feel ultra realistic and you are able to accurately control what goes on in your VR experience thanks to the precise, 360-degree controller. The headset offers truly exceptional realistic graphics, with directed audio and HD haptic feedback. Prepare to be amazed!
- STEAM VR – This is compatible with over 1500 games, so it is compatible with nearly all VR games in existence. It is possible to update your system incorporating new releases and dowloading automatic game updates to keep your device up-to-date.
- FREE CONTENT INCLUDED WHEN YOU BUY – When you first purchase the HTC Vive, you are able to get a free trial of Viveport, as well as a trial of Google’s recently released Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie’s Plank. Therefore, you are able to experience VR right away when you first open the system.
- SAFE TO PLAY – The HTC Vive is fitted with a rather cool “Chaperone system” that is able to immediately warn the user when they reach the limits of the boundaries of your play area. Plus, if in an emergency that you needed to see the “real world”, you can switch the headset’s front-facing camera to view your immediate surroundings when you need it.
The HTC Vive also comes with a warranty, so if anything in the system breaks, you can easily send it back to the manufacturer for them to replace it or fix your existing unit for free. Have you used the HTC Vive? Let us know!