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HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap Receives Official Release Date

One of the big announcements at CES 2017 came from HTC Vive in the form of the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. While the Vive Tracker has now become available to purchase, news on the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap has been a little lacking. Today that changes with HTC Vive announcing the launch date for the new device.

The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will see a global launch on 6th June 2017. As previously announced the product will retail for $99.99 USD/ €119.99 EUR, £99.99 GBP, ¥799.00 at Vive.com and Vive retailers.

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Some of the key benefits include a much tidier cable layout, integrated audio and a quick fasten and release system. There’s also more padding for a comfier fit. The HTC Vive blog notes: “The Deluxe Audio Strap’s integrated on-ear earphones offer both height and angle adjustments to best fit your ears and are quick and easy to raise and lower when someone wants your attention outside of VR.”

“For developers and businesses, the Vive Business Edition (Vive BE) bundles every new purchase with the Deluxe Audio Strap.  For those that have ordered the BE since Feb 27, orders will begin shipping later in June.”

Pre-orders for the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap should be going live at some point today. For further HTC Vive updates, keep reading VRFocus.