HTC Vive

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The Vive is a product from HTC and Valve. The HTC Vive promises a first class VR experience with the latest technology. When you put on the Vive headset, you are immediately surrounded by a world full of surprises. Just walk around freely in this world and look at everything – the Chaperone assistance system ensures that you stay within your playing area and nothing happens to you. The graphic representation will convince you: very real and surreal at the same time.

You can find more about minimum PC requirements and technical details below the text. The front camera fades in real physical elements in the virtual world and thus creates a connection to the real world. With 32 headset sensors it allows you a freedom of movement of 360 degrees and a field of view of 110 degrees. An adjustable headset strap on the HTC Vive ensures a perfect fit and convenience, with which we can adjust the headset as we think is correct, so that the headset can be used for longer. The VR screen from HTC Vive has a resolution of 1080 x 1200 pixels per eye and an update rate of 90 Hz, which ensures spectacular graphics and completely natural movements. In addition, the Vive nose pad offers great comfort even for most people who wear glasses. The controller was specially built for VR. The controllers ensure intuitive control and movement. The controllers also have realistic haptic feedback in high resolution in the form of HD. The base stations cover a play area of ​​360 degrees, the synchronization of the Vive is wireless. In order to be able to play with the Vive, we need an open area of ​​2 m x 1.5 m and there must be a distance of 5 meters between the base station.

You can buy the HTC Vive for € 699 and get SteamVR ™ tracking, including the Google Tilt Brush, Everest VR, Richie’s Plank Experience and one month of free access to the VIVEPORT subscription. As long as the promotional package is available.

You can find more information about the Vive on the official website, where you can also register to receive the latest news from HTC Vive and to order the headset.

The recommended minimum PC requirements can be found here:

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon ™ RX 480 or equivalent or higher

CPU: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 or equivalent or higher

RAM: 4GB +

Video output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer

USB Ports: 1x USB 2.0 or higher ports

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or newer

Do you want the best performance with Vive with one of the following graphics cards

  • NVIDIA™ Titan X
  • NVIDIA™ GTX Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 970
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1070
  • NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA™ Quadro K6000
  • NVIDIA™ Quadro M6000
  • NVIDIA™ Quadro M5000
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 290
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 390
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 390X
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X
  • Radeon™ RX 480
  • AMD™ FirePro W9100
  • Radeon™ Pro Duo

 

Technical details

Screen: Dual AMOLED 3,6’’ diagonal
Resulotion: 1080 x 1200 pixels per eye (2160 x 1200 pixels together)
Refresh rate: 90 Hz
Field of view: 110 degrees
Secruity features: Chaperone play area boundaries and front camera
Sensors: SteamVR tracking, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Ports: HDMI, USB 2.0, stereo 3.5 mm headphone and power port, Bluetooth
Entrance Port: Integrated microphone
Pupillary distance: Adjustment of the interpupillary distance and the lens distance

 

Technical details Controller

Sensors: SteamVR-Tracking
Entrance ports: Multifunction trackpad, gripping buttons, roller trigger, system button, menu button
Service life per charge: approxi. 6 hours
Ports: Micro USB charging port
 

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