Latest in Gear

Image credit:

HTC Vive now ships shortly after you order it

The VR headset leaves the warehouse within 3 days of your order.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
June 7, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Buying an HTC Vive has been a time-consuming process. Even after it started shipping to customers, you technically had to pre-order the virtual reality headset and twiddle your thumbs waiting for it to arrive. Mercifully, you won't need much patience after today: HTC has announced that the Vive now ships within 2-3 business days of when you order it. You'll have to live in one of 24 countries, but it's otherwise as close to instant gratification as you'll get with high-end VR.

The improved availability also comes along with more chances to try the Vive. As of June, HTC is adding many more store demos (over 100 in total). GameStop is the biggest contributor with 30 new tryout opportunities, while Microsoft won't be too far behind with 22 more places to get your VR on. Although that's still far from a huge range of stores, it might just mean the difference between trying before you buy and having to trust in HTC's vision.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

View
Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

View
Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

View
California Uber drivers sue company over Prop 22 app notifications

California Uber drivers sue company over Prop 22 app notifications

View
Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr