An HTC Vive customer has posted images of a replacement headset cable which looks to significantly reduce the size and weight of the original.
One of the aspects most mentioned in the first rush of reviews to appear after the Vive’s launch in April, next to the headset’s front-loaded weight, was the chunky 3 in 1 cable that fed from the system’s link box to the headset itself. A seemingly trifling matter you might think, but with the Vive built for room-scale, the drag that cable added to a user’s head could be a considerable, sometimes presence-sapping annoyance.
Now, a user who claims to have returned his Vive’s 3-in-1 cable as faulty, has posted images of the replacement which seems to sport a single, lighter consolidated cable for the majority of it’s run. Weight is therefore reduced and so could be that potential head drag.
No word on whether this is a peek at standardised units sent with newer Vives, or indeed if this is what you’ll receive should you order one from HTC’s Vive accessory store.