update:Oculus rift just got a price cut.Now you can pick Rift for $399 and it’ available at Oculus.com/rift or through any e-commerce and retail partners worldwide including Amazon and best buy! Do you think this price cut is because of HTC Vive ? comment down below

On 1st August 2012, Oculus launched a groundbreaking Kickstarter project for the original rift development kit 1 and changed the vision of future of gaming and watching movies.

Even just six or so month ago general excitement over the geek community was largely around the oculus rift. But later on, things started to change, people got more interested in HTC Vive then Oculus, Let’s explore why?

 

Oculus Rift, htc vive

image courtesy:Kickstarter

We are going to preface it with some comparative information to at least lay some groundwork.Naturally, the goal of VR devices is to give an immense experience to make you feel like you are part of the game or movie or whatever it is that you happen to be viewing or interacting.

Naturally, the goal of VR devices is to give an immense experience to make you feel like you are part of the game or movie or whatever it is that you happen to be viewing or interacting.

When comparing these two devices it’s quite possible to look at it is a simple input-output equation. The rift doesn’t require a lot of input the devices show up, the setup is simple and away to go it’s a solid experience that would expect a large number of people to enjoy when utilized fully.

 

htc vive

image courtesy:TOM’s hardware

HTC Vive specifications:
  • Refresh rate of 90 Hz
  • Uses two screens(one per eye) each having of resolution of 1080p
  • Has 70 infrared sensor,32 on headset and 19 for each controller
  • uses a MEMS (Micro-electromechanical systems) gyroscope and accelerometer.
  • The Vive initially required computers running Microsoft Windows. In February 2017, support was added for Linux, followed by support for MacOS in June 2017

Now, Let’s talk about the advantages of Vive over oculus rift:

First, you are able to launch different games and control things through the headset. All thanks to the integration of Steam VR. You are even able to see your desktop and manage things easily. It is being combined with the ability to activate the pass through the camera in order to see your surroundings.

Next, you can use the dial on the side of the headset to control the IPD(Interpupillary Distance Setting)

htc vive

image courtesy:VRbound

 

That’s it, so Vive is launched and it’s awesome, but should you buy one?

Well, maybe not actually the 800$ that you might need to pay is quite the price and that’s on top of having a high-end enthusiast computer enough room in both the x and y-axis in order to move around and support the majority of games.

Also, you need to adjust your lighthouse sensors somewhere logical and the extra cash at the end. In order to essentially beta test most of the games that are out there.

If you need a cheaper version you can also check out Hardlight VR suite .

Most of you might be excited but it takes a lot of money and space to try these, so before you buy one make sure it would a right purchase for you.