In the meantime, since the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are hitting the markets, if you are counting and saving your money to get the Gorgeous Beast we have got something covered to make you shiver enough. Yes, the cutting edge technology and price would make you shiver and awestruck. So coming to the point, HTC and Valve together have launched an All New VR Handset which takes Virtual Reality to a whole new level and it is called as the Vive Headset. It is available for Pre-order in India for a Price of RS.92,990 with free shipping. It is surely not a VR Headset for everyone only for those who have driven deep into VR and don’t mind spending that much.
Before we get started, if you are new into Tech you might wonder right now what is VR (Virtual Reality) Let me tell you what is Virtual Reality.
If you are a book worm here’s the definition of Virtual Reality from Wikipedia
“Virtual reality (VR) typically refers to computer technologies that use virtual reality headsets to generate the realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment or create an imaginary setting.”
In simple words, it is using Computer Technology to create a simulated hardware. It’s not just a screen in front of you. It uses a ton of sensors and by which a Full 3D environment is created in front of you which you can interact with. You should keep in mind that it replaces your Real World with a Simulated Virtual World and thereby you can feel you are somewhere else like Diving, Fighting etc while you are in your own room.
There are VR technologies not only for Smartphones but also for others like Laptops and Sony also took it further with PlayStation VR
The Vive Headset has a Combined resolution of 2160*1200 with a cool 90hz refresh rate which theoretically is going to be smooth for experiencing various situations. Like a pro, it houses 32 headset sensors to track your motion in 360 along with 110 fields of view for visual immersion.Additionally, it also has a front facing camera and is padded with interchangeable foam for the more comfortable experience. You can a Trackpad with Haptic Feedback for seamless navigation. On top of that, you get two handheld controllers each with 24 sensors for accurate tracking. They have worked on with leading computer manufacturers to bring Computer Ready for Vive right out of the box like MSI Laptops, Alien ware, Nvidia, and HP. However, they have posted the minimum specs and option to check your PC if it supports:
Here are the Recommended MINIMUM Specs
1)Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
2)Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better. For additional graphics card options, view the complete list.
3)Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
4)Video output: 1x HDMI 1.4 port, or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
5)USB: 1x USB 2.0 port or newer
6)Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later or Windows 10
The best thing about this is that it is with SteamVR so if you are one of those who uses steam for playing games and connecting with them you would be able to play all those games in VR. The app store is named as Viveaport and you get One Month of Subscription for VivePort
When you order VIVE today, youll receive Richies Plank Experience and Everest VR for free.*
According to the Company, VIVE Owners get a One-Month Free Trial to VIVEPORT SUBSCRIPTION.
Inclusive of all taxes
1) Vive Tracker
You can use this to connect your attached tools and the Vive System.You can also attach your DSLR if you own one to the tracker and expand your fun to make sort of mixed reality videos or record your performance. It can also be used by the developers.
2) Delxue Audio Strap
This hardware houses an adjustable earphone and provides you a 360 degree realistic sound as per the company and strap provide you a comfortable fit via a dial. The earphones also provide you to adjust the height and also come with a Cable path to place the cables properly.
You can preorder the Vive Headset and the shipment starts after 2nd May 2017 which is the day of release for the Vive Headset itself.I would say go and preorder if you are a Rich kid or an Ambani or Rich enough like Batman’s Wayne Enterprises.Rest others know what to do. :p
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