Tag Archive: ‘Vive’


Get the HTC Vive, the Deluxe Audio Strap, and a $100 gift card for just $599

The worlds might be fake, but these savings aren’t!

This bundle on Amazon includes the HTC Vive, the Deluxe Audio Strap, and a $ 100 Amazon gift card all for $ 599. The HTC Vive alone is $ 599 at most retailers, including Best Buy and Amazon. So you’re essentially getting the audio strap, which retails for $ 100 by itself, and the gift card for free.

The HTC Vive is one of the most popular virtual  [Read More…]

Android 8.0 Oreo review: Vive la évolution

The latest version of Android packs in many small but important additions, all of which make the OS more polished and mature than ever.

Some Android releases represent massive sea changes for Google’s OS, overhauling technical underpinnings or introducing new design elements. Others are content to tighten up the screws and add polish to an already well-established platform.

The new release of Android for 2017/18 — version 8.0 Oreo — fits somewhere in between those two extremes.  [Read More…]

Best HTC Vive games that can be played sitting down

The most fun you can have without getting up from your chair.

One great thing about VR gaming is that it inspires you to get off the couch and exercise a little. But not everyone has that luxury.

We’ve spoken before about how the HTC Vive is a blessing for people with mobility issues, and there are plenty of games that fit the bill! Even if you’re able to be up and about these titles are a  [Read More…]

Standalone HTC Vive VR headset powered by the Snapdragon 835 is heading to China

HTC launches a standalone version of the Vive VR headset exclusively for the Chinese market.

Back at I/O 2017, Google announced that it is working with Qualcomm, HTC, and Lenovo to bring standalone VR headsets to the market. We now have a better idea of what these devices will look like, thanks to a standalone variant of the HTC Vive that’s destined for China. Dubbed Vive Standalone, the VR headset is powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835 platform, with  [Read More…]

The HTC Vive is a life-changing product for people with mobility issues

The HTC Vive lets you see the world when you’re unable to go out and be there.

When I first heard about products like the HTC Vive becoming real things you could actually buy, some of my first thoughts were about using one to virtually visit the places and see the sights I’d otherwise be unable to. Mobility issues and white water rafting through the Grand Canyon don’t mix very well, for example.

Fast forward a few  [Read More…]

Best HTC Vive Experiences For Kids

What games can kids play on HTC Vive?

The HTC Vive is a wonderful VR system that has an incredible library of games and other experiences thanks to support through Steam. A lot of VR is based around shooting or scaring the pants off of you — blame it on the gun-like Vive controllers and the immersion level — but there are plenty of great experiences that are also suitable for children.

Remember, it’s never a bad  [Read More…]

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap: Should you buy it?

What is this Deluxe Audio Strap all about, anyway?

The first of many accessories slated for the HTC Vive this year has shipped to those who pre-ordered, and it’s all about adding audio and structure to the Vive experience. It’s called the Deluxe Audio Strap, and HTC is asking $ 100 for this upgrade to what is already the most expensive — though also most feature complete — virtual reality kit you can buy today.

Is this  [Read More…]

HTC Vive: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re new to the HTC Vive or a VR veteran, this is your ultimate guide!

Earlier this year HTC debuted it’s first virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive. With the intention of providing high quality experiences to the masses, the headset has emerged as a consumer favorite as of late.

Whether you’re just starting out with the platform or been rocking a headset since launch, we’ve complied the best tips and tricks to take your experience  [Read More…]

How to install the Deluxe Audio Strap on your HTC Vive

Adding a Deluxe Audio Strap to your Vive is easy, but a little nerve wracking.

HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap, which as the name suggests adds headphones to the actual headset, is finally available to purchase. If you’re planning on picking on up, there’s a few things you need to know about how to attach this accessory to your Vive without doing any damage to the headset or your new strap. Here’s a quick guide for removing the  [Read More…]

Eye tracking is coming to HTC Vive: Here’s what you need to know

aGlass brings eye tracking support to the HTC Vive – here’s what you should know!

Following the release of several high-end VR headsets, hardware manufacturers are beginning to search for the “next big thing” in virtual reality. While wireless VR and improved visual fidelity are seeing heavy investment, various new technologies are emerging which promise to deliver a more immersive experience. Enhanced tracking is one of these areas of interest, in an attempt to further bridge the  [Read More…]