The new HTC Vive Pro 2 officially went on sale back in June but only for the headset, ideal for those looking to upgrade their existing HTC Vive system. Today, the HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit is now available to pre-order in the US, offering an all-in-one package for new customers, retailing at $1,399 USD.
While the headset by itself is $799 (£719 GBP), for that not inconsiderable sum of $1,399 customers will also get two Vive Controllers and two base stations for tracking the whole lot. It makes HTC Vive’s latest headset one of the most expensive PC VR solutions available to the general public, a full $400 more expensive than its nearest rival Valve Index – which is now two years old – and considerably more than the $600 HP Reverb G2 that launched in late 2020.
As you might expect from HTC Vive’s latest tethered model, the Vive Pro 2 comes packed with features such as a 5K resolution display delivering 2.5K to each eye; a 120Hz refresh rate, a 120-degree field of view (FoV) and buil-in headphones for clear spatial sound quality. Those specs also mean issues like the screendoor effect have been removed.
Additional extras see the inter-pupillary distance (IPD) still manually adjustable in fine increments, the quick-adjustable sizing dial at the back remains, whilst the design aims to provide comfort for longer gameplay sessions by ensuring the weight balance is more evenly distributed.
North American customers can pre-order the HTC Vive Pro 2 Full Kit now but those in Europe will have to wait a little while longer, pre-orders launch on 23rd September. The kit will begin shipping in October with pre-orders ending 14th October 2021 in EMEA.
As an added bonus for those in Europe, if you pre-order during the pre-launch window you’ll receive a £50 gift voucher to spend when purchasing a Vive Pro 2 kit from Vive.com, Amazon, Scan or Overclockers. The voucher is only useable at the retailer the kit is bought from.
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