We 3D Printed Joysticks For The HTC Vive Controllers

3D Joysticks

A few days ago, this post showcasing 3D-printed thumbsticks for the HTC Vive controllers rocketed to the front page of Reddit. While the Vive controllers offer excellent positional tracking, they use a variant of Valve's Steam controller touchpads rather than traditional joysticks. The divisive touchpads have caused many users to

HTC Vive Pro Cameras can be used to track hands, controllers


Beyond the uprated screen resolution over its predecessor, the HTC Vive Pro’s most obvious change is in the form of a secondary external camera on the front. Although speculation suggested that the stereoscopic array could enable augmented reality, it turns out that the cameras are used for depth sensing, which

HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift vs Windows Mixed Reality

Oculus HTC Mixed Reality headsets

At the end of 2017, Microsoft announced that its Mixed Reality headsets would be compatible with SteamVR.This places the headsets in competition with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, making them potential alternatives to the high-end VR devices for gamers.To see how they stack up, we compared the specifications, pricing,

HTC 4K Vive headset for CES 2018


What’s this? HTC is now teasing a New Year’s “resolution” on the official HTC Vive Twitter account just days before the company’s press conference on Monday, January 8. The teaser indicates that HTC may release an updated version of the Vive this year supporting 4K visuals, a significant boost from

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of VR 2.0

VR 2.0

In the two years since consumer virtual reality hardware first hit store shelves, it has struggled to catch on. There are numerous reasons, but one is that all current VR systems work only when connected to an external computing device—a gaming-quality PC, smartphone, or game console.In 2018, that dynamic will

HTC Vive hits best ever price on Amazon US


During the Black Friday weekend madness, there were a slew of great deals to be had on the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets.However, we were hard pushed to find a decent discount on arguably the most accomplished VR device of all, the HTC Vive.If you’re a US resident, who

HTC Kills Its Google VR Headset


Today HTC announced a cool new completely standalone VR headset for China, and then promptly dashed hopes in America by confirming the cancellation of the standalone headset intended for US audiences. If you’re US-based and want the next wave of VR headsets, then it seems you’re going to need to

Pick of the best HTC Vive games


Build your own city, travel to Mars or improve your real-life photography skills using virtual reality Whether you want to explore Mars, travel through space squashing bugs, or use magic to protect a powerful relic, the options are endless when it comes to virtual reality.Here we round-up the best HTC Vive games.