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HTC Vive to Retail at $799

Virtual Reality is gradually becoming the next big thing in the tech industry. From games, to apps, videos to new tech discoveries, Virtual Reality is gradually being accepted. The competition in this niche of the tech industry could be brewing gradually, as many phone and consumer electronics makers have started venturing into the sea of Virtual Reality. HTC has finally placed a price tag on its Vive Virtual Reality system.

The VR system was produced by HTC and Valve, and the companies haven’t failed to remind us that it successfully combined passion, innovation and talent. This combination has resulted in Vive, a world-class device that delivers top-notched content and quality, while it used technology to the full in all its processes. HTC which is known internationally for its sleek Smartphone designs has now gone into the wild world of Virtual Reality.

The device offers room-scale game-play to game lovers and it also offers precise motion tracking and natural control gestures that help to grow the reality of this device. The device comes with a front-facing camera that gives you a glimpse of what the real-world is, even if in reality, you are playing a game. This Virtual Reality invention allows you open apps and games at ease without having to remove your headset, making it one of the most immersive VRs around.

Just as expected, this device will be retailing at an introductory price of $799, moving higher than Oculus’s Rift. The hike in price may be due to the fact that this VR headset comes with five-piece kits that comprises of high spec HD Visor, two-cubes that can easily sense locations and a pair of controllers. The company had hinted that preorders will start from February 29 as it still wants to show customers some things they will be enjoying from using the device at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

PC gaming giant, Valve, also unveiled a Vive phone service that will allow all users make and take calls without removing their headset. The phone service will also allow users compose messages, read messages and check calendar appointments with their headset intact. This VR will need a minimum 4GB RAM to run on any system, and the computer will be needing either an NVIDIA GTX970 or AMD R9 29 graphics card to run comfortably.

HTC has introduced a limited time offer that allows any lucky user get Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption games. The only way to qualify for this offer is to make a preorder within the stipulated time.

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Oculus will begin the shipment of its Rift VR in March while HTC has pointed to April as the month its shipments will begin. These will be the latest addition to Virtual Reality gadgets for PCs, and we will be shifting our attention to the giant game maker, PlayStation, as it promised to release a PlayStation VR for game lovers. These are really inspiring, and I am patiently waiting for the PlayStation VR so that I can get a chance to enjoy games in Virtual Reality.



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