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We’ve unboxed HTC’s Vive Pro – and have given it a quick go

The new HTC Vive Pro has arrived. Unsurprisingly, we didn’t hesitate a second: As soon as it arrived, we unboxed this high-end VR headset and gave it a go.

Two years have passed since the official launch of HTC's Vive. With the HTC Vive Pro, the first upgraded version of Valve's and HTC's VR headset has now been released. What's new? 78% more pixels, integrated 3D headphones, two stereoscopic front cameras and new mounting options. HTC kindly provided us with a model for testing – no way were we going to say no to that.

The first thing I noticed when I unpacked the Vive Pro was the difference in size. The blue Vive Pro looks much bulkier than the HTC Vive. And in fact, at 555 g, the new model weighs a total of 85 g more than its predecessor. Nevertheless, it felt more comfortable the first time I tried it on. Why? The weight distribution has been evened out and the headset comes with better options to adjust to one’s head shape. Similar to the PSVR, there’s an adjustment wheel on the back, which can be tightened or loosened. Comfort aside, the key improvement for most people is sure to be the higher resolution. And this difference is clearly visible. The improvement from former 2160x1200 pixels to now 2880x1660 pixels provides a sharper image. It’s not quite enough to make pixels completely invisible, but it’s significant progress. Whether this justifies the price, I can’t tell from this quick test. Let’s wait for a more in-depth review, which will follow in the coming days.

  • Vive Pro - Headset only
  • Vive Pro - Headset only
  • Vive Pro - Headset only
CHF 949.–
HTC Vive Pro - Headset only
VIVE Pro delivers real-life precision, natural colours and outstandingly natural sound to realise an immersive virtual reality experience.
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Being the game and gadget geek that I am, working at digitec and Galaxus makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop – but it does take its toll on my wallet. I enjoy tinkering with my PC in Tim Taylor fashion and talking about games on my podcast . To satisfy my need for speed, I get on my full suspension mountain bike and set out to find some nice trails. My thirst for culture is quenched by deep conversations over a couple of cold ones at the mostly frustrating games of FC Winterthur.

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User Damoclash

Würde man für die 949.– ein komplettes Vive-Set und "nur" das Headset für etwa 600.– erhalten wäre es für mich eine Überlegung wert, bei dieser Situation muss ich allerdings sagen warte ich lieber und mache mir dann evtl. ein Weihnachtsgeschenk für mich selbst ;) Bin gespannt auf euren Test.

05.04.2018
User eichof99

Einfach VIEL zu teuer das Ding.

05.04.2018
User Nils8107

Habe die erste HTC vive seit dem Release. Macht schon spass. Jedoch das FOV lässt zu wünschen übrig und sehr Pixelig. Freute mich auf die vive pro. Jedoch viel zu teuer für das Upgrade. Werde mir wohl die pimax8kvr holen mit 200°FOV. Das für 499$

04.04.2018
User SnoOobi

Wann kommt der Test?

04.04.2018
User Philipp Rüegg

Bin mittendrin. Hoffe, Montag ist er online

05.04.2018
User 27eleven

Hi Philipp. Da ich gerne teste und Berichte schreibe und nebenbei meinen Low-Budget-Home-Made-PC testen möchte, würde es mich interessieren, ob ich die Pro auch mal testen könnte? Würde euch auch einen ausführlichen Bericht schreiben und es sofort zurücksenden. Bin an der Evolution von VR seit Jahren interessiert. Danke und liebe Grüsse.

16.04.2018
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User keverin16

Wann kommt das set?

05.04.2018