Monday, July 31, 2017

News:: Review: HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

It's been fun watching Oculus and HTC copy each other. First, Oculus backtracked on the bundled Xbox One controller with Touch. Then they sort of copied room scale (they call it 360 scale, and it's still experimental). 

HTC has indirectly finally acknowledged that their offering was the least comfortable, and have since released a curious update called the HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. For $100, on top of the $~750 price for the room-scale kit, you can swap out the Vive's horse-feeder strap for something for a weight-balanced skull grip. It's also a straight-up clone of the Oculus audio setup, with build-in headphones replacing the ever-tangled stock Vive earbuds.

I picked up a pair and here's a review of how my DIY installation went.

Review: HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap screenshot


via destructoid