HTC Vive user manual sheds new light on how it'll work and its painful setup

You're going to be doing some serious measuring in order to get the most out of the HTC Vive.


HTC has published the user guide for its upcoming VR headset, the HTC Vive Pre, which has revealed a number of new details.

The HTC Vive headset has both a 3-in-1- cable and audio cable attached to it, as well as a short USB 3.0 cable that is included for optional third-party devices. HTC hasn’t mentioned the third-party cable in the past, so we’re curious to learn what kind of applications it could be used for.

The headset allows its wearer to adjust its lens distance in addition to its IPD, which should help in giving the user a more comfortable viewing experience.

We already knew the HTC Vive controllers would be rechargeable, but its user guide informs us they can actually hook up to the headset itself if the batteries die. This ensures the user will still be able to continue their experience, although we have a feeling the cables will cause a slight limitation as to how you can move the controllers around.

The base stations need to be approximately 5 meters apart from one another and need to be positioned diagonally across the playing area and above your height. HTC recommends mounting the base stations on a high shelf, tripod, or to a ceiling or wall and angling them down between 30 to 45 degrees. In other words, you’re going to be doing some serious measuring if you want to successfully install the HTC Vive’s base stations.

If you're considering buying the HTC Vive, feel free to give its user manual a look.

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