HTC Vive has announced pricing and availability dates for the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. The Vive Tracker, built to empower developers and accessory makers to make VR even more immersive, will be available on 27th March for developer purchase through Vive.com, with a consumer release later this year.
The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will go on sale for pre-order on 2nd May, with expected delivery in June. Both products will be available for a suggested retail price of £99.99.
“We see an incredibly strong future for VR, and have created an entire ecosystem around Vive. The Vive ecosystem is evolving, adaptable and will continue to grow to drive the industry forward," said Daniel O’Brien, GM VR, US at HTC Vive. “The Vive Tracker is a key piece of that strategy and when paired with Vive technology and programs such as Viveport and Vive X, represents a significant opportunity for us and our partners to make the Vive ecosystem synonymous with the growth of VR."
Vive has already received over 2,300 applications for the first 1,000 Vive Trackers.
"Building an object that can be tracked alongside the Vive can be complex." said Joe Ludwig of Valve. "But the Vive tracker makes tracking objects in VR so simple that anyone can do it. We're thrilled that HTC has developed this product and we’re looking forward to seeing what people build."