We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

Wearables

HTC Vive manual gives us an early preview at getting set up with VR

By Stephen Schenck February 5, 2016, 10:09 am

February is finally upon us, and that means that we’re only a few weeks away from when we’ve heard that HTC will finally start accepting pre-orders for its Vive VR headset. When that day comes we’ll finally have the answer to maybe the biggest question hanging over the Vive to date – just what will this extravagance end up costing – and while we don’t have that info quite yet, today we find ourselves picking up a little new insight into Vive ownership, as HTC makes available the headset’s owner’s manual.

With much of the Pocketnow staff having slapped on the Vive for some VR fun by now, we’re pretty familiar with using the headset already, but this manual helps pad that experience with some explanations about exactly how users will get set up with the Vive in their own living rooms.

POCKETNOW VIDEO OF THE DAY

We learn about things like the sync cable: normally, the Vive’s two base station trackers only need power input, simplifying setup, but if your pair of base stations are having trouble seeing each other (maybe because of a big light fixture in the way), HTC will require you to string a cable between those sensor to keep their operation in sync.

Other insight comes in the form of support for third-party controllers: while the wireless Vive controllers will be a key part of how users interact with the system, sometimes you might want a slightly different input experience, and the Vive headset is ready to deliver with its own USB port hiding under its cable-interface cover. That’s a great move that doesn’t turn a wired controller into a requirement to stay right next to your computer.

We also get a little more advice about setting up an arena for Vive use, like the ability to dictate a standing-room-only (OK, sitting’s allowed, too) zone when you don’t have the minimum 5 x 6.5-foot working space required for proper ambulatory Vive play.

You can give the whole manual a look for yourself through the source link below and get psyched up for the headset’s pending release.

Source: HTC (PDF)
Via: Android Central

Search

Latest Articles

iOS

Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am
iOS

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am
Phones

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am