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Posted 17th MayEdited by:"jaydeeuk1"
HTC Vive wireless adapter for a true wireless experience. Cheapest I've seen it, bar the odd return from Ryzen users* on Amazon.

You'll need a spare accessible PCIe socket, rules out laptops and ITX motherboards.

Use 20OFF to get £20 off, or fine something costing under a tenner and user 30OFF for, you guessed it, £30 off.


Yes its Very, but I've not experienced any issues with them.
Code expires 20th May


*Not compatible with the majority of AM4 boards, apparently you might be in luck if you have an ASrock one.
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I thought they were thongs
t_rashid17/05/2019 10:39

I thought they were thongs


A thong is more useful

£1299 for a full Vive Pro kit plus £279 for this v £399 for an Oculus Quest with the same panels (better lenses). mmmmmm

Yes i know a PC has much more processing power but the majority of good VR games are basic enough for the Quest.
Edited by: "Azwipe" 17th May
Azwipe17/05/2019 10:47

A thong is more useful £1299 for a full Vive Pro kit plus £279 for t …A thong is more useful £1299 for a full Vive Pro kit plus £279 for this v £399 for an Oculus Quest with the same panels (better lenses). mmmmmmYes i know a PC has much more processing power but the majority of good VR games are basic enough for the Quest.


Or get none of those and stick with a cable, I don't see it as a issue, wireless would be nice but definitely not a £300 issue
Twice what I paid for my lenovo VR set. I know vive is pro, mine is crap, blah blah. It's good enough till things settle down a bit
It's not actually the AM4 boards, the WiGi card conflicts with Ryzen architecture. I had to return it unfortunately as they don't seem to want to look into it.
brandocrispim17/05/2019 11:08

It's not actually the AM4 boards, the WiGi card conflicts with Ryzen …It's not actually the AM4 boards, the WiGi card conflicts with Ryzen architecture. I had to return it unfortunately as they don't seem to want to look into it.


Its definitely the AM4 boards at fault, thats why some people with identical ryzen chips have no luck on an MSI or Asus am4 board, but tends to be more successful on ASRock ones
That does look bit silly when for little more you can get a vive or a rift, or thats money needed to go towards a more powerful GPU (which is far more useful in VR than wireless)
Having wires certainly isnt a 300quid issue imo.

However HTC had grand plans for the vive so this likely not aimed directly at gamers, but rather the businesses that use them. Where 279 quid is nothing.
r200ti17/05/2019 12:14

That does look bit silly when for little more you can get a vive or a …That does look bit silly when for little more you can get a vive or a rift, or thats money needed to go towards a more powerful GPU (which is far more useful in VR than wireless)Having wires certainly isnt a 300quid issue imo. However HTC had grand plans for the vive so this likely not aimed directly at gamers, but rather the businesses that use them. Where 279 quid is nothing.


Agree, its expensive for what you get hardware wise, but theres nothing else out there that provides as good a experience. I'm using a laptop strapped to my back and a powerbank to power it for wireless play outside. Its heavy and more cumbersome than I thought it would be, and with 45mins - 1 hour battery life, by the time I've faffed about setting it up and loading I'm only having 30 or 40 minutes play time before waiting several hours to recharge. Cost of a decent gaming PC plus this is about the same as a decent gaming laptop of similar spec.
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I would pay that if it let me breath underwater.
brandocrispim17/05/2019 11:08

It's not actually the AM4 boards, the WiGi card conflicts with Ryzen …It's not actually the AM4 boards, the WiGi card conflicts with Ryzen architecture. I had to return it unfortunately as they don't seem to want to look into it.


Recently a fix was rolled out.
blog.vive.com/us/…ms/
Shen_Ye17/05/2019 18:37

Recently a fix was rolled out. …Recently a fix was rolled out. https://blog.vive.com/us/2019/04/25/compatibility-issue-causes-bsodfreeze-select-amd-systems/




Vast majority of people said it didn't work or made it crash even quicker. Don't remember seeing a single report saying it's now working 100% since update. They've asked Intel and AMD to speak to each other as they're the only ones that can sort it, and will then be down to motherboard manufacturers releasing a bios update.

In other words, don't hold your breath. Will be surprised if there's something released before xmas, took HTC 6 months alone to come up with that none working patch.
fzurro17/05/2019 11:06

Twice what I paid for my lenovo VR set. I know vive is pro, mine is crap, …Twice what I paid for my lenovo VR set. I know vive is pro, mine is crap, blah blah. It's good enough till things settle down a bit


Where did you get your Explorer? I can't find one for good price!
hyper_pm17/05/2019 20:32

Where did you get your Explorer? I can't find one for good price!


They were £109 around black Friday from Lenovo for a short time before increasing to £159
Yeah. Been between 110 and 160 last year. They went up in price as mixed reality now works quite well with revive
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