You can shave $150 off the price of the enhanced HTC Vive Pro headset over at Micro Center right now.
The retailer is selling the kit for $649.99 (it usually goes for about $800), which is the cheapest price we’ve yet seen for the 3K VR device. There’s no word on how long this offer is running for and we haven’t seen it anywhere else just yet.
Take note that this is the base unit that only comes with the headset itself; it’s intended for people that already own a regular Vive and wanted to swap it out with this enhanced device, although you can buy a separate set of accessories if you want to jump in from scratch, or pick up the bundle featuring everything you need.
We do wonder if this price drop will be reflected across other retailers later in the year as we start seeing more promotions for holiday deals.
Vive Pro improves upon the regular $500 Vive with a clearer display and integrated audio as well as support for SteamVR’s second-generation base stations. That said HTC has drawn a lot of criticism for the kit’s price since its launch earlier this year, which seems to position Pro as more of an enterprise-level product rather than a true consumer kit. Does a $150 drop change that at all or are you still happy to stick with your regular Vive?
Either way, it should save you a bit of money on that nice new Vive Wireless Adapter launching this month.