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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

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 51.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product This product is great as an introduction to full VR with standing / sitting and full room (you can walk around) features. The product works very well with my PC which is powerful enough for VR. Though VR can be relatively expensive, I consider this product very good value for money especially as it comes with controllers and sensors - apart from the required PC this is a 'full' VR kit.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from can not get it to work!!! Bought this as a Christmas present for our sons. Despite following all instructions over and over can not get it to work. E-mailed vive a couple of times but never got an answer. Tried following advice on google where other people have wrote in with the same problem but still nothing. Tried a couple of computer savvy friends - they couldn't help so ended up paying a computer expert to set it up but still not working, all we get is a message saying ' headset not detected'. Costly Christmas present which has caused us nothing but hassle, a lot of wasted time and two unhappy teenagers, wish we had never bought it!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! Most competitive deal for the vive out there! The vive is incredible, if you think about the cost as a day rate, my partner has used it every day since i bought it as a present for him... as we both love gaming we will use this almost every day of the year and given the sheer volume of games available on steam would imagine we will get use of the vive for at least the next 5 years.. meaning the cost equates probably to around 30p a day... we love it! Scan was super efficient, i bought this for christmas and could have had it delivered next day (I opted to change it for the following week as i wanted to be at home ready to disguise it and wrap it) this service cost me nothing extra, i recieved plenty of communication to say it was on its way and it really was delivered on time. I would certainly use scan again. The free games supplied with the vive package through scan are awesome and if you download google earth it is a great way to showcase the vive to every member of your family, young or old (even our nan and grandads now want one!)... Excellent price, excellent company to purchase from and excellent service... Thanks
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking AWESOME! Fully immersed good games, im not picky about the wires and weight of the headset, it all becomes irrelevent when a zombies biting your face off! but the games are a **touch* buggy
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought for development fell in love The Vive DOES NOT NEED A TON OF SPACE... *coughs* sorry so I have a room setup that has 2.1x2.2 meters space and everything plays fine! The vive HAS roomscale but it's not necessary!!! It's and expensive kit, but it is magical. There might not be any killer games for it just yet, but there are loads of stuff to try (I'm actually working on a game myself), like Recroom which is a social game with loads of activities in it. Call of the starseed is an amazing exploration adventure game even if it's short it worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-01-05
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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
I only received HDMI connectors. DP/HDMI adapters are available but there are a lot of problems listed on a Google search for "connecting vive using displayport to hdmi" lots of research ahead....
Answered by: Kabacus
Date published: 2017-03-23

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