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HTC Vive Hire

Once you're plugged in and the room has been mapped out, you're free to roam around every inch of the digital space. This means digital worlds can be more expansive and more immersive on the Vive than the other two systems and, thankfully, less nausea-inducing, too.

Vive is the first-of-its kind virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, Vive combines state-of-the-art technologies into a complete system that includes video, audio and precise motion tracking.

Breathtaking visual experiences are provided by a headset that features a 110° field of view and 32 sensors for precise tracking for total immersion. The 2160 x 1200 resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate deliver detailed graphics and lifelike motion for smooth gameplay and realistic movement. Fluid interaction is provided by two wireless controllers, each with HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, and multi-function trackpads. Each controller features 24 sensors for 360° one-to-one tracking that mirrors hand movements. Room-scale motion tracking is enabled by two base stations that sync wirelessly avoiding the need for additional cords.

While Vive’s resolution is identical to that of the Oculus Rift, the Vive’s Fresnel Lenses produce a sharper, clearer picture than the Rift, which has far smaller lenses. This makes all the difference when you’re deep into a VR experience. The colours are bright and crisp, and there’s little to no ghosting of the image either. Text isn’t always clearly readable, even after making adjustments to the headset’s focus, but that’s largely down to individual pieces of software rather than a fault with the Vive itself.

Vive’s built-in convenience and safety features are seamlessly integrated for an uninterrupted experience. The Chaperone guidance system alerts you if you approach the boundaries of the play space, while a front-facing camera blends physical elements into the virtual world. These features, working in concert, allow Vive to transport users to worlds that are truly beyond the imagination. Discover Vive today, and see for yourself: THIS IS REAL.

Key features:

Hardware Specifications
Features
Powered by SteamVR, including SteamVR Tracking 1.0 technology and Chaperone guidance system. Two wireless motion-tracked controllers, two wirelessly synced base stations, and a headset with front-facing camera, built-in mic, 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB 2.0 port.
Usage
Room-scale, standing or seated, supporting movement within a diagonal area up to 5 m (for example 3.5 m x 3.5 m.)
Controllers
Built-in, rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion battery.
What's Included
Vive headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations, link box, earbuds, Vive accessories, safety guide and warranty card.
Display
2160 x 1200 resolution (1080 x 1200 per eye), low persistence, global illumination, AMOLED, 90 Hz displays.