HTC, the Taiwanese OEM well-known for their robust Android Smartphones, have officially launched the HTC Vive VR Headset in India, the HTC-made contender in the market of Virtual Reality headsets.
It’s been a while since HTC officially unveiled the HTC Vive globally, and since then hardcore fans of Virtual Reality and the HTC-brand alike, have been waiting for the product to be launched in India officially. And now, after a tiring wait for over 2 years, we finally have the HTC Vive in India.
The main reason for the hype behind the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset was because the Vive was the result of a partnership between HTC and Valve. For those of you not familiar with Valve, they are the developers behind the popular game titles like Half-Life, Portal, and Counter-Strike etc.
The HTC Vive VR Headset was re-launched during the CES 2017 event with few hardware updates with the name HTC Vive Pre. However, later HTC decided to bring back the old name aka HTC Vive, dropping the “Pre” in its name for the official consumer version of the product.
The HTC Vive Headset that is officially sold via the Microsoft Store for $799 (approx. Rs. 51,000) is now official in the Indian markets and will be sold for a whopping price tag of Rs. 92,900.
For the price, you will get two different experience packages bundled with the HTC Vive VR headset.
The first one is called “The Everest VR”. It will allow the person wearing the HTC Vive get an experience of what it feels like to climb the Mount Everest. And during the virtual climb, you are also taken through immersive first-person experiences of locations that appear while completing your climb.
The second package is called “Richie’s Plank Experience”. This will allow you to experience what it feels like to take an elevator to an 80-story high plank and then walk to the end of the plank. This experience is a first time for any VR headsets out there.
HTC Vive Hardware Specifications:
If you are interested to know more about the hardware specifications of the HTC Vive VR Headset, then below we have listed out the key HTC Vive hardware specifications for your convenience:
- An OLED display is attached to the HTC Vive VR headset that features a screen resolution of 2160×1200 pixels. The display panel has a 90Hz refresh rate and a field of view that spans 110-degrees across. The tracking area of the display is 15×15 feet.
- Redesigned strap and design of the headset.
- A front-facing camera.
- Two wireless controllers that can be used for virtual interactions and to play games.
- Improved battery life with backup up to 4 hours.
- Dual-stage trigger support.
Minimum System Requirements to use the HTC Vive VR Headset:
The HTC Vive can be used with any Gamepad that is Windows compatible and below are the recommended minimum system requirements to run the HTC Vive on your computer:
- Intel i5 processor or greater.
- 4GB of RAM or more.
- HDMI 1.3 port that is compatible.
- At least one USB 2.0 port.
- The machine must be running on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher.