Vive Standalone Headset Not Likely to Be the Budget Option
Last month Google revealed that it was developing new standalone Daydream headsets with external partners, one of which is HTC who says that their Vive standalone headset will launch sometime in 2017.
While Google alluded that the standalone Daydream headsets would occupy a product tier between smartphone-based mobile VR headsets and high-end desktop-based headsets, the price is likely to fall more toward the latter. Google told us to expect prices “around the same as you have with the desktop VR headsets today—minus the cost of the PC, drilling holes in your wall, and all that kind of stuff.”
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Meanwhile, the cheapest of the big three VR headsets—PlayStation VR—is also the best selling of the bunch.