HTC have announced the availability and price point of their HTC Vive add-ons the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. The company have also announced that there will be new financing options available in North America, and China through JD.com.
The Vive Tracker allows for real-world objects to be incorporated into the virtual reality (VR) experience. It will be available in two phases, a developer version by March 27th, and a general consumer version is expected later in the year.
CloudGate Studio is one of the early adopters of the Vive Tracker and will be demonstrating the use of multiple trackers to create full-body VR experience. This technology will be available for demonstration with CloudGate Studio’s game Island 359 at GDC from March 1st in Valve’s booth.
The Deluxe Audio Strap is set to go on pre-order on May 2nd and is expected to be available in June. The new audio strap combines integrated audio with extra comfort features to make things more comfortable during long sessions. There is also a new sizing dial to switch between single or multiple users.
Both products will be available for a RRP of $99.99 (USD). However HTC have announced that new financing options will now be available for North America and China as follows:
For North America:
0% Financing for 6 months for a total monthly cost of $138.00 (plus tax and shipping) 0% Financing for 12 months for a total monthly cost of $66.58 (plus tax and shipping) 7.99% Financing for 24 months for a total monthly cost of $40.13 (plus tax and shipping)
0% Financing for 3 months for a total monthly cost of ¥2,296 (tax and shipping included) 0% Financing for 6 months for a total monthly cost of ¥1,148 (tax and shipping included) 0% Financing for 12 months for a total monthly cost of ¥574 (tax and shipping included)
As always, VRFocus will keep you updated with further information on the Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap and other HTC Vive products.