HTC is all set to release their very own virtual reality headset titled as the HTC Vive. It’s expected to give the Oculus Rift a run for its money. The company developed this virtual reality headset jointly with the popular game developing company, Valve. While it’s expected to be one of the best virtual reality headsets available when it’s here, there are some deal breaking features as well that you should be aware of. To find out more about the virtual reality headset including HTC Vive Kuwait price and specs, continue reading.
To make sure the display covers your eyes completely and not just the screen, you get a 2160 x 1200 OLED screen which comes with 90Hz refresh rate. While it’s slightly less than the PlayStation VR which comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz, there are other things to consider here. The HTC Vive comes packed with powerful GPU and better movement tracking. It will show up with 110-degree field of view which is currently one of the largest when it comes to VR headsets. The design might look odd at first when you are wearing it, but you won’t get much time to think about it once you get into the VR experience when the HTC Vive release date Kuwait is here.
Great Precision Tracking
When wearing virtual reality headsets, you might notice that it’s not tracking your movement properly and there is some delay in your screen compared to your actual movement speed. However, to give you a smooth and accurate virtual reality experience, the headset comes with 32 headset sensors. These sensors are required for 360 degree tracking. No matter how fast your movement is, you won’t notice much blur or lag which is important if you want to your virtual reality experience to feel real. At first, you have to let this virtual reality headset map the space around you. Once it’s done, you will be able to move freely in that digital space. There will be a blue line or wall to follow to ensure you don’t run into any nearby objects like furniture or plant when playing games.
While the design might make you think it’s a weird looking VR headset that came from a science fiction movie, it’s quite comfortable to wear with adjustable headset strap and interchangeable foam inserts. The nose pad offers customizability and supports wearing with most glasses. Users can navigate naturally thanks to the multi-function trackpad with HD haptic feedback. The dual-stage trigger and 24 sensors included in both the handheld controller helps to make the gameplay smooth. The front facing cameras are designed to give users real-world awareness while the two base stations included with the VR set offers smooth 360 degree motion tracking. It can be difficult to get hang of all these things at first but that might be the only problem compared to other VR headsets. However, just like the Oculus Rift, this one also requires using a highly specced PC which means almost the same cost as the HTC Vive Kuwait price.
This is where things can be a major deal breaker for some users. While the VR headset does come with all the necessary accessories packed, it will cost around 200 KWD when it’s here. You need to have a high end GPU as well that includes NVIDIA GeForce 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater graphics card and minimum 4GB of RAM. The HTC Vive release date Kuwait is expected sometimes in April.
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