HTC has just announced that their Vive Deluxe Audio Straps will be available starting June 6 for consumers globally. Vive users will have a head strap that integrates audio for the first time.
The Deluxe Audio Strap is great for multi-user environments and adds comfort features that make everyday use more enjoyable. A quick sizing dial makes it easy to switch between users or to get in and out of the headset quickly. Hard-sided construction with interior padding also provides better ergonomics and weight balance, enabling you to play longer and remain comfortable during extended use.
Plus, with integrated audio, searching for your headphones will be a thing of the past. 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 people who have ordered the Vive Business Edition since February 27th will be shipped a Deluxe Audio Strap later in June. New Vive Business Edition orders will also be receiving the audio strap.
We’ll be conducting a thorough review of the unit soon. You can pre-order the audio straps now over at the Microsoft Store. This is a big step forward for HTC considering audio is an integral part of an immersive experience. Having official hardware for the HMD is welcomed as it harnesses the idea of quality.