- $69 - 3 Nights
- $85 - 5 Nights
- $99 - 7 Nights
- Long Term Rentals Available
- Desktop PC
- 2x Light Stands
The Vive headset is truly immersive VR. You can walk around with the headset on, and the feeling of being somewhere else, and the sense of scale, are simply incredible! Walk under the ocean and see just how big a whale really is. Trying archery? Reach behind your head to grab an arrow, then hold the controllers in front of you and draw one towards your body; just as drawing a real arrow. Release the trigger, and watch the arrow fly. Quickly spin around though, there's something behind you!
The two wireless motion controllers can use intuitive gestures, such as the bow and arrow scene I described above. This means playing games and interacting with the virtual world comes naturally. From kids to grandparents, this is something people of any age can experience.
Each controller features 24 sensors for accurate tracking and unobstructed movement. You get that 360˚ motion tracking with Vive thanks to two base stations that plots the headset and controllers exact location in space. When setting it up, you walk around the boundary of your play area, and it learns the layout. Then if you move your head or arm to the boundary, the Chaperone guidance system warns you with a blue grid in your vision.
- HTC Vive Headset
- 1 x VR Cover
- 2 x Sensors
- 2 x Clamps for Sensors (clamp onto a flat surface up to about 4cm thick)
- 2 x Sensor Power Supplies
- 2 x Wireless Motion Controllers
- 2 x Micro USB Cables
- 2 x USB Chargers to recharge controllers
- 1 x Link Box
- 1 x Link Box Power Supply
- 1 x Male to Male USB Cable
- 1 x HDMI Cable
- 1 x Cleaning Cloth
- 1 x HDMI to DVI Adapter
- 1 x HDMI to Display Port Adapter
Details on how the rental works, comparisons of the different headsets, frequently asked questions and more, are all available in our Virtual Reality Rental Guide.
HTC offers a free download to check your PC's compatibility, this can be downloaded here: PC Check. Also SteamVR Performance Test is free and can be used to benchmark your PC, showing you how well it may run VR.
The minimum system requirements for the headset are:
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060, AMD Radeon R9 290 / RX 480 equivalent or better
CPU: Intel i5-4950, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
RAM: 4 GB or more
Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.4 output or better
USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
Note: The Vive is recommended for indoor use, and we cannot guarantee the tracking will work outdoors.
You need a minimum of 1 x 1 meter of free space to use the Vive, however some content will work best with a minimum play area of 2 x 1.5 meters. The two sensors need:
- Higher than anyone who will be standing or sitting in the area
- In opposite corners from each other, with clear light of sight to each other
- No more than 5 meters apart
- Each sensor has a 2.2 meter power cable which needs plugging in
We include clamps, which attach to the sensor, and clamp onto a flat surface up to about 4cm thick. If there's nowhere to attach those however, we also rent 1.8 meter tall light stands, but they do take up more floor space.
Running more than one Vive close by can be glitchy because of interface from the sensors. However separating them by thick fabric or other surfaces, should mean you can run multiple Vive's next to each other. This is how VR arcades run multiple Vive in one room.
Aside from the gear we provide, you may need a desktop PC. If you don't have a suitable PC, we also rent those. You just need a monitor or a TV with an HDMI input (almost any TV in the past 10 years, and most monitors).