As of today if you order an HTC Vive VR Headset you should receive it mere days after you place your order, no longer is it a preorder process where you would need to wait an indeterminate amount of time. The package will cost you $799US or $1,149CAN so it is not quite an impulse buy but it certainly is very tempting. You can order online or drop by a Microsoft Store, Gamestop or Micro Center if such things exist in your neighbourhood. Al took a look at some of the technology in the Vive in this article, which is interesting to look at even if you can't quite afford one yet.
"HTC ViveTM can now be purchased through www.vive.com in 24 countries, shipping within 2-3 business days of purchase. In addition to online availability from HTC, individuals can now buy the revolutionary Vive virtual reality system in select Microsoft Stores, GameStop and Micro Center locations. Pre-orders placed through these retailers will be fulfilled beginning this week."
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I live near a Microcenter
I live near a Microcenter that had some Vive in stock this past weekend. I hemmed and hawed so much that my wife want to kill me (though she approved of the purchase). I spent most of Sunday agonizing and watched the in-stock counter tick down to “out of stock”, so the decision was taken from my hands, which was the point of the hemming and hawing in the first place. When the ordeal was over a great weight had been lifted from my soul that was placed there when Palmer announced his KS for the Oculus Rift.
Then I recalled my first time playing Elite and thinking, “boy oh boy, this would be great in VR!” and I was filled with regret and the weight returned, heavy as ever.
And then I remembered that Elite is kinda boring. I proceeded to have the best night of sleep in years, or maybe that was the alcohol.
Solution: Divorce your wife
Solution: Divorce your wife and get a VR Headset! And really hemming and hawing over some hardware for a grown-up married man! Hey Intel has one overpriced CPU SKU for you, but most folks will wait for the pricing to come down and keep their bank account as far from a big Goose Egg as possible!
Let the fools rush in and properly amortize those big R&D costs for the VR Headset makers. Intel has not much of an R&D expense for its 10 core CPU whore pricing, as Intel gets most of its R&D costs amortized by its server customers, Intel is just sticking to its consumer customers like Intel has always done!
I read the title as “The
I read the title as “The Wives are coming” and had a bit of a fright.
I read the title as “The
I read the title as “The Vibes are coming” and had a bit of fright.
$799 AINT SHIT. That’s not
$799 AINT SHIT. That’s not even a single meal for myself and 4 Intel Buddies here in Portland. Stop being such a fucking peasant. It’s diet cheap, especially for what you get. Learn what the fuck VALUE really is you poor fuck. What’s funny is I’ve now sold over 30 Rifts/Vives for more than $1000 each. That’s 30 customers who didn’t give a fuck about the pricing, and just wanted a fucking VR HMD.
So that’s 30 customers you
So that’s 30 customers you have ripped off. You must really be a nice guy. I see Intel are laying off thousands in the workforce…it’s a mighty fine line between you rich kids and the so called ‘Fucking peasants’. It only takes a redundancy notice to sort that out.
You have obviously never had to skrimp or save for something. To me, it’s you who doesnt know what the meaning of VALUE is.
What a really nice, well mannered person you seem to be…NOT! Keep on climbing your ladder dude, it’s further for you to fall.