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**B Grade** VIVE VR Headset Bundle - Includes Controllers (9 (VR-006-HC)
B Grade items may have been used, have damaged packaging, missing accessories or a combination of these (Motherboards may be missing I/O shields).
Some items may have scuff marks or slight scratches but should otherwise be an operable product.
Who Developed the Vive?
HTC is a Taiwanese telecommunications company that specialises in the manufacturing of smartphones, and HTC's most famous smartphone – the now legendary HTC Desire – holds fond memories for many users.
HTC has consistently integrated the newest technological innovations into its designs and quickly became one of the pioneers of the smartphone market. From built-in keyboards, 3G, integrated GPS or a touchscreen, HTC was consistently one of the first to market with these features. Since HTC always has an eye for the new and the innovative, it came as little surprise to those in the know when HTC released one of the first VR headsets in the form of the "Vive" in the run-up to the "Mobile World Congress".
In cooperation with Valve, the famous software developer known primarily for games such as "Half-Life 2" and the social networking- and digital distribution platform "Steam", the Vive was developed to bring total-immersion gaming to the masses. In the Vive headset HTC and Valve have combined a visionary outlook with cutting-edge technology, all in the name of creating a gameplay experience like no other.
The Features of the HTC Vive at a Glance
- Two OLED displays, each with 1080 × 1200 Pixels
- 110° Field of view (FOV) with integrated camera
- Adjustable headset straps
- Make and receive calls without needing to remove the Vive
- Smartphone notifications can be displayed on the HMD
- 360° Motion tracking thanks to integrated laser sensors
- Free movement in an area of up to 5 x 5 m
- Includes two VR controllers as standard
HTC Vive: The New VR System for Limitless Entertainment
At the heart of the Vive VR System lies the Head Mounted Display (HMD), that is to say, the VR headset itself. For maximum comfort the headset comes equipped with adjustable straps, and the exchangeable foam inserts and nose pads also ensure glasses-wearers enjoy a comfortable VR experience. The HMD also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack which allows you to connect your own headphones directly to the headset. But HTC's Vive is much more than just a VR headset!
Vive VR enables users to not only become completely immersed in games, but also into Virtual Reality itself – even Vive Reality! This is enabled via the supplementary motion tracking sensors that come bundled with the Vive, known as the"Lighthouse" tracking system, the motion-tracking sensors allow coverage of a 5 x 5 m area. Positioning the base stations 5 m apart with the tracking sensors set diagonally from one another enables complete freedom of movement within virtual reality, and this designated area carries over to the games you play accordingly.
Experience Vive Reality in Safety with the HTC Chaperone System
This 360° motion tracking system enables players to move in virtual reality in a manner akin to iconic holodeck of Star Trek fame. Moving to the boundary of the play area causes a barrier in the shape of a grid to appear in the OLED display. This technology is known as the Chaperone System and can also be customised to your fit your individual requirements
The Chaperone System is automatically activated when you move too close to an obstacle, the obstacle can, however, be manually superimposed into VR using the controller. Doing this will allow barriers or obstacles as defined by the Chaperone System to be portrayed in a manner reminiscent of famous films like "The Matrix" or "Tron". This system functions in tandem with Vive's integrated camera system to combine together aspects of physical reality with that