HTC Vive Pro
Go on your own Ready Player One adventure
US$900 (headset) / vive.com Fancy entering the world of virtual reality for the first time? Then throw your bank details at another headset – the Vive Pro probably isn’t for you.
Thanks to its extravagant price and the need for a super-specced computer, HTC’s new headset is not intended for VR dabblers. While there is a Vive Pro Starter Kit coming, which includes the required controllers and base station, it’ll likely cost a staggering amount. Throw a Proworthy PC into the trolley and you’re easily breaking the $3000 barrier. That’s your summer holiday plans out of the window.
However, if you’re one of those people who gobble up graphics cards like collectables and already own the original Vive’s controllers and base stations, then the $900 headset-only deal looks much more appealing.
What are you getting for your buck? A huge resolution boost, some ergonomic improvements including built-in headphones, and the best damned virtual reality experience in the business.