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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 99

804 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews of HTC Vive. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HTC Vive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Jones (

Vive Wireless Adapter Review | Trusted Reviews


Liberate your HTC Vive VR headset with the Vive Wireless Adapter. This is no doubt a game-changing accessory, but is it worth the steep £299 price?

Excellent performance ; No sign of any latency issues ; Far-reaching range

Incredibly expensive ; Requires a free PCIe slot and isn't compatible with laptops ; Design makes it awkward to wear over-ear headphones

The Vive Wireless Adapter is a fantastic game-changer for virtual reality, but it’s just far too expensive to recommend to all but the most hardcore VR enthusiasts.

Nov, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

HTC Vive


If you've tried Google Cardboard, Gear VR or even the Oculus Rift and think you know what virtual reality has to offer, then prepare for a rude awakening. The HTC Vive bombards you with the most immersive virtual reality experiences you can get right...

If you can afford it and have the room for it, the HTC Vive offers, quite simply, the best virtual-reality experience you can get.

Apr, 2016

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HTC Vive review: is this brilliant but flawed and demanding product the Betamax of first-gen VR?


It's expensive, bulky, hard to set up… But still so easy to love

Brilliantly immersive ; Can be worn at length ; Plenty of good games

Neither cheap nor simple ; Inevitably bulky & cumbersome ; Very few great games

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter review: Wireless VR dream or overpriced nightmare?


The HTC Vive Wireless Adapter was launched during Gamescom in Germany. Here are our initial thoughts based on first impressions.

Incredible lag-free wireless tracking ; Lightweight and comfortable ; Pairs easily and with every play session

Hefty price tag ; Initial setup is fiddly ; Requires working knowledge of PC setups ; Won't work with gaming laptops

There's no denying the HTC Vive wireless adapter is a joy to use. It's fully capable of delivering an accurate VR experience without wires and makes a big difference to immersion. That said, the cost and technical knowledge required may put many off.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adrian Willings, Rik Henderson (

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world


HTC Vive needs to be set free from constraints to make best use of its raison d'être. And that limits its audience somewhat. For us it means we

Innovative VR that allows you to move around in a virtual space ; Excellent visuals thanks to high-res displays ; Controllers are excellent and offer developers many options for use

Setup is far from straight forward thanks to sensor placement ; Occasional crashes when installing ; Room Space requires a large area to play in ; Headphones not built-in

May, 2018

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HTC Vive review


Don't just play games; touch them, be surrounded by them, live them. That's the promise that only Vive currently fulfils

Room-scale is the best kind of VR ; Motion controllers make you feel even more immersed ; Steam support means it’s easier to get games

Heavier, less secure on your bonce than Oculus Rift ; Fiddly firmware and a mess of cables ; Currently lacking fully formed games

It asks more of you than Oculus does, but Vive also rewards you with an even more immersive, transformative VR experience

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

HTC Vive review


HTC Vive is still the best PC-based VR headset, but Oculus Quest could sweep the standalone category

Best VR experience ; Intuitive controls ; Software partnership with Valve

Still a bit pricey... ; Requires a high-end GPU ; Less comfortable than the Rift

If you have the budget, the HTC Vive is the best virtual reality experience on the market, bar none.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

HTC Vive Review: In Depth


Consumer virtual reality is finally here and if you want the best experience right now, you're going to want to pick up the HTC Vive....

Outstanding motion tracking ; Intuitive user experience ; Good selection of VR content ; Intelligent controller design ; Good battery life (controllers)

Front heavy ; Prohibitively expensive ; Lengthy setup ; Awkward cable management ; FOV could be wider

HTC has managed to sneak the Vive in ahead of the VR poster child that is the Oculus Rift and doing so means it sets the bar for the gold standard in consumer virtual reality..

May, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

HTC Vive review


I realize I'm not sure where I am, literally speaking.

The HTC Vive offers a flat-out amazing virtual reality experience with sharp visuals, great motion controls and full-room sensing to walk around in virtual space. Vive hardware can help indicate where your walls are, and an in-helmet camera can be used...

It requires a high-end PC to run. Long wires and lots of equipment take time and space to set up. Steam VR offers a lot of software but it isn't always beginner-friendly.

Vive is the best virtual-reality experience you can have right now, thanks to its motion controls and room-scale tracking. It's the closest thing to having a holodeck in your home.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive Pre review: Hands on with HTC's £689 VR headset


HTC is showcasing the Vive Pre, one of the most immersive VR headsets due to go on sale in 2016. We went hands on with the HTC Vive Pre at MWC 2016. Read our HTC Vive Pre review, featuring HTC Vive Pre design, HTC Vive Pre features and our virtual...

We’re really excited for the future of virtual reality, especially if the HTC Vive Pre is anything to go by. Tracking your location and replicating that in a virtual environment offers a level of immersion that cannot be matched by using a headset...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Adjustable interpupillary distance:Y
Colour of product:Black
Type:Dedicated head mounted display
Viewing angle:110

Input Device

Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming control technology:Digital

Packaging Content


Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless