HTC Vive: a step beyond Oculus Rift goggles

HTC Vive: a step beyond Oculus Rift goggles

HTC Vive

HTC Vive will be released next April at a price of €899 in Spain. The trick with the Vive is that, unlike other virtual reality glasses that work with a smartphone, this one will work with a PC in the style of the Oculus Rift. The system consists of a helmet, two controllers, headphones and sensors responsible for delimiting the space.

And that's where the magic of HTC Vive lies: they enhance the so-called presence-the feeling of being immersed in the content-vital to virtual reality, at a spatial level by being able to physically walk through a space and impacting that movement in the virtual environment.

These magical sensors make HTC Vive leapfrog Oculus Rift. It is true that these virtual reality glasses appear on the heels of the pioneers created by Palmer Luckey. But, my friends, they have taken advantage very well of not being the first.


woman wearing htc vive virtual reality headset


The grid that is seen when the user reaches the room boundary has been improved. As a result, the system can now detect objects and people around it. The camera displays the shapes of objects to guide the user with great precision within a room.

The Vive integrates displays with better graphics quality and greater precision, offering more vibrant colors and higher brightness. In addition to the above, the lenses have been improved so that the images are observed with greater detail and reduce the effect that causes there to be a layer between your eyes and virtual reality.


We know that in October this month the PlayStation VR will be launched on the market, at a price of €399. It will be a virtual reality system designed for the PlayStation 4, but its specifications do not have much to envy to the HTC Vive, on the basis that it will cost less than half of what they cost the HTC Vive, and taking into account that they are focused on different platforms, now we can only wait to see who is the winner.



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