In the current virtual reality headset line-up, the HTC Vive represents the most expensive option because it delivers the most immersive VR experience you can have. It is fully known that HTC Vive is amazing and utterly incredible.
•1,200 x 1,080 resolution AMOLED screen for each eye
•Requires a powerful gaming PC
•HTC Vive controllers for each hand
•Two tracking sensors
•Bluetooth for phone connection
Some good stuff to know about HTC Vive…
Regarding HTC Vive’s structure
Unlike PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift that use a single camera, HTC Vive’s packaging consists in more parts. It has two base stations which sit on the wall attached to the included wall mounts or a high shelf and, because you are adventuring in the awesome world of 3D, it has a help map to track your movements.
So, aside from the headset there are two sensor cubes, two chunky controllers, a link box and enough plugs and Micro USB cables. Pretty many components, right?
Regarding HTC Vive’s design
The Vive seems quite futuristic thanks to the dimpled plastic and because of its matte black color, but the problem is its weight of 555g without the cables, and a little bit more with them. You also need to add another couple of hundred grams if you want to use over-ear headphones.
PROS and CONS
Fantastic, immersive VR experience
Intuitive controllers with good battery life
Solid selection of games already available
Software partnership with Valve
A little bit pricey
Needs much space
It has a heavy duty cable
To sum up, even if the HTC Vive headset is quite expensive ($499) and it requires pretty much space for it (2 x 2-metre one), I assure you it makes your experience an unforgettable one and brings you in the fantastic world of VR in a way other headsets can not do it, at least for now.