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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The HTC Vive offers the best in-home VR experience yet, but it's too unwieldy to truly enjoy for extended play sessions.

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Pros
  • Sharp and incredibly immersive VR
  • Head tracking is superior to Oculus Rift
  • Whole-room VR is impressive
  • Motion controllers work well
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Tricky setup
  • Uncomfortable to wear for long periods
82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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dflickema
04.29.16
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brentjohnson
04.16.16
I am new to VR. After reading all the reviews ou there I was expecting it to be decent but need a more lot more time before it's really amazing. Boy was I wrong, and my expectations were completely blown away. This thing is amazing!! Just goes to show don't listen to reviews and just try it for yourself and decide. Don't listen to my review either! Just try it out for yourself. If you are lucky enough to never tried VR before you are in for a real treat.