HTC launched a pair of desirable accessories for its Vive VR headset

HTC launched a pair of desirable accessories for its Vive VR headset

HTC announced the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap during its CES’2017 conference, though skipped on the accessory’s price and availability. The mystery was kept then so as to be revealed at the MWC event. HTC has now confirmed that the Deluxe Audio Strap will sell for $99.99 and ship in June. You can pre-order the add-on at Vive’s official website as the service initiates on May 2nd.

The company has also gives extra info on the Vive Tracker, an accessory that may be attached to real-world object so they may be utilized in VR. The tracker will price $99.99, too, and move on sale to Vive developers on March 27; availability to purchasers will comply with later within the yr.

These new accessories are quite important for HTC’s fledgling Vive department. whilst the Vive has reportedly logged first rate sales, likely better than Oculus, Sony lately discovered that it has sold almost a million playstation VR headsets, probably more than HTC and Oculus put together.

Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is an exclusive headphone developed by HTC for the Vive VR headset. The strap routes through the headset’s cables to one side and provides on-ear headphones that swing into place. The strap also adjusts with a dial feature at the back of the VR system. This new attachment for the headset minimizes the inconvenience of wires and magnifies the Vive experience.

The wire for the strap is solid built and offers much more flexibility than the Vive’s regular 3.5mm headphone jack. The company also offered a free Deluxe Audio Strap upgrade to all buyers of $1,200 Vive ‘Business Edition’ headset.

The Vive Tracker could be to be had for purchase in two levels. The Vive Tracker will first be on sale for those trying to create Vive content of March 27. Widespread patron availability of the Vive Tracker is expected later inside the 12 months, as the content ecosystem and accessories for Vive Tracker is constructed and new accessories are geared up to buy for consumers.