HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit Now Available To Pre-Order In UK

vrfocus | January 25, 2019

Launched last year during CES, the HTC Vive Pro upgraded the original headset with better resolution and the Deluxe Audio Strap already built-in. To begin with, just the headset was available then HTC Vive confused things by releasing a ‘starter kit’ in North America, while European customers got the ‘full kit’. Today, just to even things out a little, the HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit has now been made available for pre-ordering in the UK.The HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit is retailing for £1,119 GBP, coming complete with a Vive Pro headset, two Lighthouse base stations 1.0, two controllers 1.0 and the link box. You’ll also get a free 2-month Viveport trial subscription to start you off. The official website doesn’t say when shipping will begin, but it does list everything as ‘in stock’, so customers will likely get a date when completing the transaction.For comparison, the HTC Vive Pro Full Kit which has been available on the site for a while now retails for £1,299, and comes with two Lighthouse base stations 2.0, ideal for much larger installations such as location-based entertainment (LBE) centres. The kit also comes with some snazzy blue controllers to match the headset. Currently, the HTC Vive Pro Full Kit is out of stock on the official UK website.HTC Vive has yet to confirm when or if the HTC Vive Pro Full Kit will be made available in other territories such as North America.

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