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Pre-Orders For $800 HTC Vive Now Open

by Mike Futter on Feb 29, 2016 at 03:39 AM

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VR enthusiasts can begin pre-ordering the second of three major virtual reality headsets today. HTC has opened pre-orders for the Vive.

HTC plans to ship its approach to virtual reality beginning in April. The Vive comes with the headset, two control wands, and two sensors to mount in your room.

Those that pre-order will also get the Tilt Brush paint app, Fantastic Contraption, and Job Simulator. You can read much more about the Vive in our recent coverage and our January Year of VR issue.

You can lock in your pre-order on HTC’s website.


Our Take
The Vive, like the Rift, is priced for early adopters. Virtual reality will become more affordable, and we still have yet to see how Sony will price its own offering. If you’re interested in the technology but can’t foot the bill at this point, you aren’t alone. Sit tight and wait for early adopters to help bring the price down by serving as evangelists.