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HTC Vive

HTC Vive
alaScore 100

707 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 reviews of HTC Vive. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

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

Still a bit pricey... ; 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, 2017

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

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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… 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

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (

HTC Vive


The HTC Vive is the cutting-edge of virtual-reality technology

Incredible, immersive free-moving VR ; Intuitive controllers with good battery life ; Solid selection of games already available ; Nothing else quite like it

Pain to set up ; Software is buggy ; Expensive and needs lots of space

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.

Oct, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive review


Is the room-scale HTC Vive worth the £599 price tag? We've spent some time with the HTC Vive, and here's what we thought.

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...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (

HTC Vive review: Can HTC’s virtual-reality headset take on the mighty Oculus Rift?


Room-scale VR is an experience like no other, and nothing does it better than the HTC Vive

The best room-scale VR experience available ; HTC is investing in the Vive ecosystem ; Can be used either seated or standing

Most expensive headset on the market ; Still aren't quite enough killer apps out there ; So. Many. Cables.

A year on, I’d say Vive is better than it ever has been; its software catalogue has expanded, although there’s still room for improvement; and it remains the best VR headset on the market. Just because it’s the best doesn’t automatically mean you...

Mar, 2017

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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

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

HTC Vive review


I realize I'm not sure where I am, literally speaking.

The HTC Vive offers a flat-out amazing virtual reality experience with sharp visuals, great motion controls and full-room sensing to walk around in virtual space. Vive hardware can help indicate where your walls are, and an in-helmet camera can be used...

It requires a high-end PC to run. Long wires and lots of equipment take time and space to set up. Steam VR offers a lot of software but it isn't always beginner-friendly.

Vive is the best virtual-reality experience you can have right now, thanks to its motion controls and room-scale tracking. It's the closest thing to having a holodeck in your home.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive Pre review: Hands on with HTC's £689 VR headset


HTC is showcasing the Vive Pre, one of the most immersive VR headsets due to go on sale in 2016. We went hands on with the HTC Vive Pre at MWC 2016. Read our HTC Vive Pre review, featuring HTC Vive Pre design, HTC Vive Pre features and our virtual...

We’re really excited for the future of virtual reality, especially if the HTC Vive Pre is anything to go by. Tracking your location and replicating that in a virtual environment offers a level of immersion that cannot be matched by using a headset...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Vive vs Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition comparison preview


At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), an event primarily aimed at smartphone releases, HTC and Samsung have both announced virtual reality headsets that boast some pretty impressive features. Though this might seem like an odd move for HTC, President...

Come back when these headsets have been released for a full verdict

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications


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

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