Bottom LineIn many regards, the VIVE is the technologically superior VR headset. But not necessarily for the purposes of enjoying porn. The vast majority of VR adult content today is shot from a lying down or, rather, sitting down POV. A cheaper headset might just do and still have better overall value.
My Full HTC VIVE Review
One of the only two desktop-class headsets on the market, the HTC VIVE will afford its users the ability to discover and explore virtual reality like never before.
This, of course, all depends on whether or not its potential users can afford it! It remains the single most expensive headset on the market today and that’s not including the cost of the PC that has the specs to run it.
Asides from its near-prohibitive costs, the headset is soft, comfortable and plush, but it’s also bulky and has more wires than the Oculus. These can detract from the realism of your experience.
It has advanced tracking capabilities, which gives it the lowest latency of all the headsets. Lower latency = better VR experience.
There is no Mac support. But then again there is no Mac support for any of the VR devices, save Google Cardboard.
No one said VR was going to be cheap. If you’re on a budget then I’m sorry to say that both desktop-class headsets (this one and the Oculus) might be out of your reach.
Aside from the fact that the VIVE is the most expensive device at $799, it also requires a powerful PC. If you don’t have one, it could set you back almost $1,000 (VIVE does not support Macs).
Here are the spec that VIVE recommends for optimal functioning.
Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
Video output: 1x HDMI 1.4 port, or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
USB: 1x USB 2.0 port or newer
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
After you’ve completed the physical setup, if you’re looking to watch porn in virtual reality, there are just a few additional steps that you have to take.
Download a compatible VR video player. Here are three great choices: Steam VR (pre-order) Whirligig
Download a file that’s meant for the VIVE. I would not use it for streaming, though you could.
Launch your VR scene through the player and you’re ready to roll.Nearly every VR porn site I’ve seen to date has extensive support for the VIVE. If all else fails, that’s where you can find more support:
While it is very expensive, you definitely get what you pay for. With high display resolutions and refresh rates, low tracking latency and advanced controllers, the experience you’ll have will almost fool you into thinking it’s the real thing.
The Oculus, which is a very close runner up, may not be as advanced as the VIVE, but it’s perfect for watching porn.
VIVE’s controllers did give it a competitive edge for a while, but then Oculus just released their motion controllers recently. While the motion controllers might not prove useful in watching XXX content, there may be applications for it when playing 3D sex games.
HTC is planning on releasing a sleeker, wireless model, the VIVE 2, sometime in 2017. Maybe you want to wait for that one? I would.