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HTC Vive is $799, Ships ‘Early April’ And You Can Answer Phone Calls In VR

by Ian Hamilton • February 21st, 2016

The consumer Vive includes Bluetooth phone integration to keep you connected while in VR

The HTC Vive will cost $200 more than its chief competition, the Oculus Rift. The $799 headset, powered by Valve’s SteamVR, will ship with a controller for each hand and a pair of “Lighthouse” laser base stations to track movement in a room-scale environment.

Read More: HTC Explains Higher Price: “[Buyers] Don’t Have To Get Other Pieces Later”

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The price was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where UploadVR confirmed Vive will ship with an internal microphone and integrated Bluetooth support to communicate with a variety of smartphones. For a limited time, the system will come bundled with two popular titles: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.

Read More: Find Out If Your PC Is Ready To Run the Vive or Rift

Editors Note and Update: Another publication broke the embargo on this information so UploadVR is independently confirming what’s already been made public. Updates to come at 9 a.m. PST with quotes from Valve and HTC. The wording of this post was updated slightly from its original version to clarify our independent confirmation of the facts.