Back in April to mark the Vive Day celebrations HTC began shipping pre-orders of its new HTC Vive Pro headset as well as announcing a Starter Pack. Later that month saw the rollout of the Vive Pro 2.0 Kit specifically built for commercial users. Only available in the UK via the HTC Vive online store, PC retailer OverclockersUK has announced its now taking pre-orders for the kit.
The full Vive Pro Kit retails for £1,299 GBP on the Overclockers UK website – the same as it is everywhere – coming supplied with the new Vive Pro HMD, the updated SteamVR 2.0 compatible base stations for a total play area of 10m x 10m (32 feet x 32 feet), and the new Vive controllers which are wrapped in the same blue as the headset.
As mentioned the Vive Pro 2.0 kit is designed more towards commercial applications like location-based entertainment (LBE) rather than home use. While the new Lighthouse base stations help to triple the play area users can also add up to 4 base stations for wide-area tracking avoiding occlusion, ideal for multi-user environments, thanks to the SteamVR 2.0 technology.
The Vive Pro headset has seen significant improvements as it now features dual-OLED displays -1440 x 1600 pixels per eye – for a total of 2880 x 1600 pixels to make the visuals look even better – check out VRFocus’ preview of Archiact’s Evasion as a good example. Featuring improved weight distribution and a 24 percent increase in face gasket surface area, Vive Pro is now more ergonomic thanks to the Deluxe Audio Headstrap begin built-in.
The headset will also support the upcoming Vive Wireless adapter when the device launches.
Of course, if you don’t need the improved SteamVR tracking then you can always go for the HTC Vive Pro headset just by itself for £799. Those are currently in stock at Overclockers UK if you want to upgrade. For any further updates on the HTC Vive Pro, keep reading VRFocus.