It’s Christmas season so its time to keep an eye out for some awesome deals if you still have money left over from all that present shopping. If you own the HTC Vive then Viveport currently has some offers running, or for those after some hardware, there’s a new limited time Vive Wireless Adapter deal going on this month.
For those looking to free themselves from the PC tether, the Vive Wireless Adapter is available for $299 USD ex-shipping for HTC Vive, or $360 ex-shipping for the HTC Vive Pro version (with its additional adapter kit). Those are the standard prices which the kits launched at, with the new offer adding in two incentives, Bethesda’s open-world epic Fallout 4 VR and a two-month Viveport Subscription for free – nabbing you five videogames per month to rent. The only cravats are that the deal ends on 31st December and it’s purely limited to North American customers.
HTC’s Vive Wireless Adapter only launched in September – a collaboration between DisplayLink, HTC Vive and Intel, using the latter’s WiGig technology – offering HTC Vive owners proper room-scale freedom without cables. The system supports up to three units in a single-room-scale environment with a maximum play area of 6m x 6m (20ft x 20ft) and comes supplied with battery, battery belt clip, USB cable, VIVE 3-in-1 short cable, PCI-e WiGig card, and wireless Link Box.
Users will need a desktop PC with a spare PCI-e slot, however, as the system needs a PCI-e card to be installed, which pairs with a sensor to broadcast the signal.
Fallout 4 VR was one of the big Christmas VR releases in 2017, with VRFocus giving it a solid 5 stars in our review: “What Bethesda has done with Fallout 4 VR is create the ultimate Fallout experience. Yes you may have preferred Fallout 3 but this is the version you’ve got in VR, and it’s a stunner. If you have HTC Vive then you need this, just bear in mind that it might be 2018 before you take the headset off.”
Hopefully, in due course, HTC Vive will extend the offer to other territories. Should that happen VRFocus will let you know.