You can fix the HTC Vive's sub-par headstrap on June 6th

The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will be available next month.

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Despite hitting the market before the Oculus Rift with motion control, room-scale virtual reality support and more connectivity options, the HTC Vive has always trailed behind Facebook's VR headset in one incredibly important regard: comfort. The Vive's basic headstrap works fine, but compared to the more robust mounts on the Rift and PlayStation VR headsets, it's objectively inferior. It's a good thing, then, that the company's new Deluxe Audio Strap is almost ready for consumers -- HTC says Vive owners will be able to nab the more ergonomic head-mount accessory on June 6th.

Think of the Deluxe Audio Strap as a mix between the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headset's mounting equipment. It has a more ergonomic cradle for the user's head and an easy-adjustment sizing dial to fit different sized heads. True to its name, it also includes integrated headphones. The $100 add-on is a nice quality-of-life enhancement for individual users, but Vive seems to be targeting business users -- including the strap with all Vive Business Edition headsets. That makes sense -- the new strap is a lot easier to adjust for multiple users in a VR arcade.

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