HTC recently announced they’ll be sweetening the pot this Black Friday for potential Vive-owners located in North America by throwing a free Deluxe Audio Strap your way when you purchase an HTC Vive. The deal also includes the previous offer of a free Fallout 4 VR pre-order, bringing the overall savings to $160.
The Deluxe Audio Strap is a massive improvement over the headset’s stock elastic strap, offering both integrated audio and an improved fit that better distributes the weight of the headset across the head. Even at the price of $100, the Deluxe Audio Strap is definitely worth it to improve the Vive’s less-than-awesome comfort factor. Check out our review here.
For $600, you’ll get the Vive system (headset, basestations, controllers, etc.), a Deluxe Audio Strap, Google Tilt Brush, a redemption code for Fallout 4 VR ($60 value), and a free trial to Viveport Subscription. Remember: Fallout 4 VR launches on December 12, 2017, so the redemption code won’t be active until then.
The sale is going on between Friday, November 24th at 12:00am ET (your time here) through Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm PT (your time here), and will be offered online and in all retail locations where Vive is sold in North America, meaning you can pop down to Fry’s, the Microsoft Store, or Micro Center and get the deal too. You can see where Vive is sold near you here.
HTC says the $600 bundle is for North American markets only, but more details on European markets will be announced shortly.
The company is also offering Black Friday deals on Viveport, their digital marketplace. The sale includes discounted pre-paid subscription packages for Viveport Subscription and discounts on titles from Vive Studios. The Viveport deals will start on Wednesday Nov 22nd and end on Monday Nov 27th.
Viveport Subscription offers you the ability to download up to 5 apps each month from a curated selection of games. The normal going rate is a flat monthly fee of $7, but the sale reduces that by up to 63% off, with a 6-month subscription costing $30 – or a total of 60 apps. Check out the deal here for more info during the sale.
The company is also putting up to 75% off Vive Studios titles, including games like Virtual Sports, Arcade Saga, Remembering Pearl Harbor, Front Defense, Jams Studio, Amazon Odyssey and True Scale. You’l find the deals on Viveport when the sale starts of the 22nd.
We’ll be bringing a more comprehensive article closer to Black Friday detailing the best deals in VR, so check back with us soon.