New HTC Vives Weigh 15% Less Than They Did at Launch
While the Vive is often criticized for its front-heavy weight, the headset has actually managed to slim down over time thanks to manufacturing improvements. HTC has managed to shave 15% off of the original 550 grams (1.21 pounds), bringing the headset’s weight in line with the Oculus Rift.
Beyond the obvious wants of next-gen headsets like higher resolution and field of view, comfort is still a major hurdle that needs to be improved going forward. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for a completely new Vive headset to see some improvements there.