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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 96

145 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of HTC Vive. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HTC Vive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 145 reviews)

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Expert review by: Nick Pino (

HTC Vive review


HTC Vive wins the first battle in the VR war

Best VR experience ; Intuitive controls ; Software partnership with Valve

$800 price tag ; Requires a high-end GPU ; Less comfortable than the Rift

If you have the budget, the HTC Vive is the best virtual reality experience on the market, bar none.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world


We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new...

Innovative VR that allows you to move around in a virtual space, excellent visuals thanks to high-res displays, controllers are excellent and offer developers many options for use

Setup is far from straight forward thanks to sensor placement, occasional crashes when installing, Room Space requires a large area to play in, headphones not built-in

We've played a lot with VR over the years but nothing compares to Vive at its best. When Room Space is working and working well, it is a stunning experience without compare.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Nick Pino (

HTC Vive Pre


Best VR experience ; Intuitive controls ; Software partnership with Valve

$800 price tag ; Requires a high-end GPU ; Requires tons of space

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Forget Oculus Rift, the incredible HTC Vive experience will blow your mind (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


"Next, I'm going to take you deep underwater," a voice says quietly out of the tranquil darkness we're standing in. Our ears tell us we're underwater a

Mar, 2015

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HTC Vive review: is this brilliant but flawed and demanding product the Betamax of first-gen VR?


It's expensive, bulky, hard to set up, of questionable long-term value… But still so easy to love

Brilliantly immersive ; Can be worn at length ; Plenty of good games

Neither cheap nor simple ; Inevitably bulky & cumbersome ; Very few great games

Expert review by: T3 (

HTC Vive looks better than Oculus Rift to us


Every so often something comes along to change the game. To make a massive jump forward in some area of technology. HTC's Vive – in partnership with Valve – could be that.

Brilliantly immersive ; Light and comfortable

It's not gonna be cheap

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive review: The most immersive VR headset of 2016


HTC and Valve are on a mission to bring VR to the front room, and the HTC Vive is the most expensive option in the current VR line-up, beating the £500 Oculus Rift and £300 PlayStation VR. With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now on the market, the...

The HTC Vive is an amazingly capable virtual reality headset that provides an experience unrivalled by its competitors with room-scale tracking and bespoke handheld controllers. Tracking is instant and when combined with a high-resolution 90Hz display...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift comparison review


The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are undoubtedly two of the biggest and most popular VR headsets due on the market in 2016, but which will win in the ultimate head-to-head? Find out in our comparison review.

We love the HTC Vive, we think it provides users with an incredibly immersive experience aided by the room-scale tracking and bespoke controllers. Yes, it takes a little bit longer to set up and it’s more expensive than the Oculus Rift, but if you can...

May, 2016

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Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (

HTC Vive


If you've tried Google Cardboard, Gear VR or even the Oculus Rift and think you know what virtual reality has to offer, then prepare for a rude awakening. The HTC Vive bombards you with the most immersive virtual reality experiences you can get right...

If you can afford it and have the room for it, the HTC Vive offers, quite simply, the best virtual-reality experience you can get.

Apr, 2016

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HTC Vive review


Don't just play games; touch them, be surrounded by them, live them. That's the promise that only Vive currently fulfils

Room-scale is the best kind of VR ; Motion controllers make you feel even more immersed ; Steam support means it’s easier to get games

Heavier, less secure on your bonce than Oculus Rift ; Fiddly firmware and a mess of cables ; Currently lacking fully formed games

It asks more of you than Oculus does, but Vive also rewards you with an even more immersive, transformative VR experience

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Adjustable interpupillary distance:Y
Colour of product:Black
Type:Dedicated head mounted display
Viewing angle:110

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