By: Bingo Upatising '17 & Simon Zhu '17
The Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain on March 1st 2015 marks a watershed in the technology world: HTC announced the development of a headset, which would break down the wall between imagination and reality. Later, it won the CES 2016 best of show award.
So what on earth is HTC Vive?
The Vive- With the rising public attraction of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus (now called Sony VR), Valve. Inc and HTC decided to collaborate to compete against. Their partnership led to the creation of the HTC Vive, a new product of virtual reality headset. The headset would utilize the space around the wearer, enabling whom to walk around while controlling with a handheld controller. Like a dream come true, the application of the headset will allow users to dive into a completely new world created by themselves. Other fields such as military have also showed interests in this product: Military camps and flight schools intend to apply this to improve shooting training programs.
The HTC Vive will run on Microsoft Windows, OSX and Linux, with support of Steam OS. The headset is now available for pre-order and will be able for purchase in April 5th 2016.
The price of HTC Vive is currently 800 US dollars. If you want to know more, check the official website of HTC: