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HTC Vive VR Virtual Reality Headset Gaming System

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset, with 2 Wireless Controllers + Movement Sensors. The Ultimate VR Gaming Experience.

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The HTC Vive is your gateway to a new reality. Journey to the deepest corners of the galaxy on a starship, explore the alleys of ancient Rome, or shrink yourself down to subatomic size to watch molecules collide. In Vive Reality, anything you can imagine is real.

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Experience room-scale gameplay with precise motion tracking and natural controller gestures. Get a glimpse of the real world when you need it thanks to the front-facing camera. Open apps and games without taking off your headset. This is fully immersive VR.

HTC VIVE Contents

VR Redefined

Vive's 360° virtual reality experience redefines the VR world. Now, the experience matches expectation, allowing users to immerse themselves in new environments and feel completely boundless. This boundless philosophy asserts Vive as more than a video game console. It is a platform for content of all kinds and scales. From education to medicine, Vive will re-shape how we interact with our imaginations.

Vive Is Here

Vive delivers on the promise. No excuses. No drawbacks. Just full immersion-bound only by your own imagination. Vive will change how we communicate. How we are entertained. How we learn, train and believe. Stories will become richer. Games more interactive. Surgery more precise. Books more vivid. Vive is a blank canvas with a third dimension. And this is only the beginning.

Travel To New Worlds

Imagine standing on the bridge of a starship rocketing across the galaxy, strolling through the streets of ancient Rome or shrinking down to subatomic size and watching molecules collide. With Vive, anything is possible.


HTC VIVE Room-Scale

Experience Room-Scale VR

Vive is powered by SteamVR, offering room-scale experiences enabled by 360° motion tracking and the chaperone guidance system. Freely explore and interact with the virtual world. With room-scale VR, you’re at the center of everything.

Steam VR

Get SteamVR Powered

With SteamVR, everything you love about Steam is now also available in virtual reality. Keep tabs on the newest releases, automatically download game updates, and create and share content with millions of your closest friends on Steam.


For a Limited Time Only

Google Tilt Brush Game

Google Tilt Brush
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

Richie's Plank Experience

Richie’s Plank Experience
Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that’s sits 160m high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users. Plus, customise the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space!

Everest VR

Everest VR
Experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest through a sequence of immersive first person locations as you strive to reach the top of the world. Incomparable visual fidelity combined with player agency in a VR journey that feels both real and emotionally stunning.


Get the headset, two wireless controllers, and two base stations enabling 360° room-scale motion-tracking when you order your Vive. Plus, for a limited time, get Richie’s Plank Experience and Everest VR games free. Be among the first to see, hear and experience worlds beyond imagination.

VIVE Headset

Form-Fitting Comfort
Adjustable headset strap provides balanced comfort for extended use.

Precision Tracking
32 headset sensors for 360° motion tracking.

Visual Immersion
110° field of view for captivating immersion.

Real-World Awareness
Front-facing camera blends real-world elements into the virtual world.

VIVE Headset

Feast Your Eyes
2160 x 1200 combined resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate deliver eye-popping graphics and smooth action.

Adjustable Ease
Interchangeable foam inserts and nose pads provide customized comfort - fits most glasses.

VIVE Headset

Navigate Naturally
Multi-function trackpad provides effortless precision and HD haptic feedback.

Remarkable Game Play
Dual-stage triggers with HD haptic feedback bring VR experiences to a new level.

Seamless Interation
Two handheld controllers each have 24 sensors for accurate motion tracking.

VIVE Headset

Simple Synced
Base stations sync wirelessly and only require a power cable (not pictured).

360° of Awesome
Two base stations deliver 360° motion tracking for superior VR experiences.


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HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset, with 2 Wireless Controllers + Movement Sensors. The Ultimate VR Gaming Experience. is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I couldn't believe it VR are is the best I'm loving it the best gaming I've ever had this is the way to go I've been playing it every day
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Very pleased with the HTC Vive very easy to set up took me 10 minutes from start to playing my first VR game. The only complaint with this, is when i did start playing had to stop because the hand controllers was dead and needed charging up, which takes about an hour.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing After my son and I tried out the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets, the HTC Vive stole our hearts, minds and now wallet. The most immersive experience of all. With a great catalogue of VR content via Steam, this has proven to be a spectacular purchase. Whilst enjoying it for its entertainment value, it is mostly to help rethink business challenges experienced by my clients. VR certainly has a wealth of new opportunities for businesses. It's worth exploring. As for Scan. Their service and communications are impeccable. I'll definitely be considering purchasing from Scan again. Keep up the great work.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mindblowing The sheer immersiveness cannot me over stressed. Coming into it as a bit of a skeptic (still keen on the experience) but a skeptic as to how immersive it could really be, it is mindblowingly good. Within about 3 minutes I dropped my controller trying to put it down on a virtual table. I would recommend this product to anyone. Only draw back is it is a hefty price tag, but to be fair the kit you get for the money is actually quite special and you don't feel ripped off. There is a lot of high quality equipment provided in addition to the headset so it was 100% worth it.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sample of the future of gaming Roughly a year ago, I decided to upgrade my computer by buying a new computer from this very site, seeing it was all 'VR Ready' and my friends laughed when I said I was going to pick up a cheap Vive. A year and a half later, I got £100 off the RRP of a Vive from the same site, here. Admittedly to start with the Vive is a bit awkward to set up and involves turning half of your room into a setup not unlike photography shooting space. I had to fix the base stations (sensors) onto tripods (again, bought from here) and adjust the height and pivot, everything else is super easy to setup plugging in your PC and installing basic software and Steam VR. THIS IS THE GOOD BIT FOR TLDR'ers The experience Vive offers is nothing short of amazing. It is a great peripheral and although an early insight to the future of gaming, not every game NEEDS to be on Vive. Just certain games, made for Vive, like the way you play lightgun games for arcades and consoles. You don't need it in all the time. The headset has a bit of weight and a tail with all the all in one wire behind you to get used to and the controllers are more or less perfect like a combination of a Wiimote and a lightgun with in built vibration. Let me say, you get plenty of exercise using this thing stood up. My first experience was the short demo to get acquainted with Steam VR which is a pretty cool taster of the applications and motions the Vive can offer. In most games the handheld controllers appear as full 3D models of what you're holding, it's quite easy to forget that the models on the screen aren't actually the real controllers seen from your naked eye, just a virtual representation of them. My second experience was Serious Sam HD First Encounter VR and with this, the Vive has been worth every penny. There is no other pure chaotic adrenaline rush experience to this level...yet. Steam VR enables you to set up virtual spaces and home screens which many people have made items on Steam Workshop. Within about half an hour I found myself changing the skins and was looking at the Stargate bay from Stargate SG1, with Portal Companion Cube virtual basestation markers and two Rick and Morty Portal Guns and I see that everytime I boot up Steam VR, it never sets old. At the moment, the Vive is your personal arcade, but I have no doubt that once the wireless headset attachment comes out enabling sudden 360 movement without being conscious of avoiding a cable behind you and after this second year that VR won't become a niche. We just need the AAA developers to see how their current games can be optionally enhanced with VR, It is nothing short of amazing. Bring on the games.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Running this on the 1080 and increasing the multiplier on the rendering to 2.5x it's completely immersive. Unbelievably impressed by VR and what the future holds for VR. If you have the money, get one. Best purchase of 2017 so far.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very immersive but can be hard work. VR can be brilliant and at the same time it can be very frustrating. I have experienced things that have made me giggle like a child, jump like a scaredy cat and drop my jaw in complete awe. I have also sworn a lot. Most VR games just work, the problem is the games that support VR but are primarily developed for conventional monitors. I have spent a lot of time scouring the net looking for tips and tweaking far too much to try and get satisfactory results for these games. The Vive is sold like a consumer product, I don't think it is quite there yet. For the money I paid I would have liked to have been able to play DVD's or watch 3D or 360 degree YouTube videos without having to have to go and find out how to do it, the software from HTC and Steam should include the tools and programs to allow me to easily do these basic things, sadly this appears to not be the case and I had to find additional software. Instructions and information beyond the quick start are sparse with the exception of the guide for mounting the movement sensors, that was very comprehensive. A shame the same level of information wasn't supplied for the rest of the equipment. If you are prepared to do research and tweaking the Vive is really good. Tracking is excellent, the controllers very well designed and I am able to wear my glasses with the headset. Do remember though, this isn't a 4K monitor, expect to see pixels and a "screen door" effect, the headset also uses Fresnel lenses which can create god ray effects under certain conditions. My review may appear to be dragging the Vive down, that isn't my intention, I love it. I feel though that things are still at the "early adoption" stage and I look forward to what the future brings.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting Future Bought this but didn't get a good game bundle with this however steam provided great free games to play until the steam winter sale where a bought a few games. Now that I have some good games that can get pretty intense the Vive is showing why it is beating the Oculus. There are a few things that are a nuisance like the setting up etc but when it gets going it gets real!
Date published: 2017-02-14
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Questions & Answers

What GPU output is required for HTC Vive

I recently read that the Vive could be connected to a display port out as well as HDMI. Is this purely by use of an adapter or does the Vive come with both a HDMI and display port connector?
Asked by: BrotherXander
HDMI only. The Vive comes with a small box with it's own power outlet that connects USB, Audio and HDMI in.
Answered by: Freker
Date published: 2017-07-08

Do wall mounts come with it or should I buy my own

Asked by: ETOnEz
Yes, does come with 2 wall mounted brackets for the room sensors. Can be wall or ceiling mounted.
Answered by: ymo1965
Date published: 2017-02-26

Is my GPU ok or do I need to upgrade?

I have a XFX R7870 black edition GPU, is this good enough to run VR or do I need to upgrade it? Many thanks.
Asked by: SavageXJR
HTC recommend a gtx970 or Radeon r290 minimum and the rx7870 has lower specifications so you will likely need to upgrade. You also need to consider other PC specifications and should check the HTC Vive website for recommended. SCAN carry a large range of products that could help with upgrade (I'm not an employee - just a happy customer!)
Answered by: 345frog978
Date published: 2017-04-01

Is there a demo unit in store for people to try?

Its a lot of money to spend for something new and relatively untested. I was wondering if Scan has a demo unit people can try before they decide to buy.
Asked by: Fenlander
There was a demo unit set up when i first went to the store, then it was gone, then it was back. I would phone the store and ask them.
Answered by: moggo
Date published: 2017-02-12
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HTC Vive VR Virtual Reality Headset Gaming System
HTC Vive VR Virtual Reality Headset Gaming System