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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 98

815 reviews

Dec, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 815 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 98/100 = 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 Pro review: The best VR experience you can get


It's still expensive and complicated to set up, but never has full virtual reality immersion looked so good

The best quality VR experience money can buy ; Great array of games and experiences to enjoy ; Comfortable and ergonomic headset

Incredibly expensive ; Powerful PC required to run ; Wireless VR comes at yet another cost

Apr, 2018

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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 Cosmos initial review: A future-proof alternative to the Rift S?


We've had our hands on the new HTC Vive Cosmos with just enough time to bring you our thoughts on this new VR headset and discuss whether it's worth the money.

Snazzy design ; Inside-out tracking cameras mean easier setup ; Awesome looking controllers ; Comfortable fit ; Superb flip-up visor

Lacks Mini DisplayPort adapter in the box ; Some of the design feels flimsy

From our brief initial time with the Vive Cosmos, we like what we see. It's a comfortable, capable and interesting VR device. It's almost certainly a great alternative to the Oculus Rift S.

Oct, 2019

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HTC Vive Cosmos hands-on review


Modding along

Sep, 2019

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

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