Today this article will be about HTC Vive virtual reality headset. HTC has launched the Vive earlier April of this year (2016). Currently, HTC Vive is the most advanced VR headset available in the market, especially for gaming. This is providing a totally new type of virtual gaming experience which is quite exciting for gamers. Without wasting much time let’s see its features.
Through HTC Vive you can play your game by moving and navigating throughout the room by making it much more lively and interactive. In most of the cases, you have to enjoy your VR headset in just sitting in one place. But in this case, you can simply move around your room to play in a broader area. Just fill the movement and play in a more immersive manner. Along with the headset, HTC Vive also comes with some other accessories like motion tracker and controller that can convert your room to a virtual playground.
Design & Features:
The headset is super comfortable to carry in your head and eyes with super adjustable straps. You will also get swappable foam inside the nose area which is known as a gasket. Those who have power in their eyes they can also use this VR headset for playing games. You can connect this VR headset to your iPhone or any android phones for receiving alerts and even messages. This is helpful to stay connected to the real world even when you are enjoying your virtual world.
In HTC Vive, there are two different screens for two eyes. Each screen comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1200 pixels with an overall resolution of 2160 x 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 9:5. The 9:5 aspect ratio can produce much taller images which will definitely go to give you an illusion of more natural and strong feelings. It will be very comfortable for your eyes to watch anything.
This headset uses over 70 types of sensors including gyro sensor, accelerometer, and a laser position sensor which will work as a team to track your head positions and movements while you are busy in your game.
The motion tracking quality of this VR headset is really impressive. You will get two wireless cameras along with this VR, which needs to be kept in such a positions that it can track your movements with more clarity. These two cameras are known as wireless infrared lighthouse cameras and which are being controlled by the sensors of the headset. These 2 cameras are the key so the “room scale” technology works properly to convert your room to a playground. These tow cameras are very lighter, smaller and quieter to be handled. And once you positioned and optimized these correctly, your headset can track your each and every movement. To get a more clear idea check this HTC Vive optimization guide.
The controllers you are going to get with this headset are really credible. It is as same as steam controllers but it is divided vertically into two for more convenience of the users. In these two controllers, you will get a track pad, buttons, and a grip which is very much pressure-sensitive for each of your hand. And in return, you will get the most responsive and natural interacting virtual gaming experience.
Software & Games:
HTC Vive can run any games supported by SteamVR software. You need to install SteamVR on your computer and then can enjoy available games. Actually, Steam is a product by Valve Corporation and both Valve and HTC introduced the SteamVR as supporting software for HTC Vive. Currently, more than 100 games are available for HTC Vive and it will increase day-by-day.
Well, the above quality which came into the forefront of this HTC Vive VR headset are excellent and at the same time, it is very much exciting to give it a try. HTC Vive is really a game-changing invention and we will definitely see a lot more upgrades as well as competitions of HTC Vive in near future.