HTC Vive VR system up for pre-orders now, starts at $799 in the US

HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) system is now up for pre-order at $799 and will start shipping on April 5, 2016.

Updated: March 16, 2016 11:39 am
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HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) system is now up for pre-order in the US, Europe and other select places. The Vive VR system is starting at $799, and HTC says shipping for the product will start on April 5.

HTC Vive VR will be available in US, Australia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Netherlands, Norway. There’s no India on the list.

HTC’s Vive VR system is shipping with a ‘Fantastic Contraption’ and ‘Job Simulator’ along with Google’s Tilt Brush in the pre-order bundle. The bundle is available for a limited time.

Job Simulator is a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, and users can step into this to learn what it was like to have a job. Fantastic Contraption is a game by by Northway Games in collaboration with Radial Games, which lets users walk on grassy island floating in the sky, build a machine and watch it move into the world.

Google’s Tilt Brush lets users paint in 3D in the virtual world.

HTC Vive uses Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies for its VR experience. It has full room scale 360 degree solution with tracked controllers that will let users walk around and explore virtual space and inspect objects from all angles. The headset features high quality graphics, 90 frames per second video and high audio fidelity.

HTC will accept credit card and PayPal transactions for the shipments.

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  1. R
    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:53 am
    review is good., but in my view, more emphasis should have given to Indian market , which is worlds largest one. Why such big companies hesitate to introduce the new technology in India market ?
    1. Y
      Oct 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm
      Simply put, it's expensive. Unless the purchase of a VR headset is justified (Maybe for simply gaming or for a games producer usage), nobody in India will buy it. $800 is so expensive for most people, especially in India. In US and such, quite a few people are ready to buy a VR headset. In India, not so much.