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Up close with the HTC Vive consumer edition

One small step closer to bringing Steam VR into people's homes

It costs $799 and it can be preordered next Monday for delivery in April. It's the Oculus Rift's closest and sternest competitor, and today at MWC, it makes its public debut. The consumer edition of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset is being shown off for the first time at the Taiwanese company's booth. It's not dramatically different from the HTC Vive Pre introduced at CES, but that's to be expected given the short time that's passed since then and the mature design that HTC was already working with. The company has only made a few ergonomic tweaks and optimizations, so you'll have to look closely to spot the differences. For that purpose, we've prepared a full gallery for you to explore.

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