Starting today, the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is on-sale across all Vive retailers and Vive.com. We’ve covered the features here and here so the main question becomes, should you buy it? Well, don’t take our word for it, here’s what reviewers are saying:
“The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is a must-have for Vive owners” – PC Gamer
“$100 feels like a nominal cost for this major quality of life upgrade. Don’t buy a Vive without it.” – Digital Trends
“The best VR headset just got even better” – BGR
“With the Deluxe Audio Strap installed, the HTC Vive finally feels like a finished product. It feels like Vive 2.0 actually, despite none of the internal hardware having changed—the experience is that much better.” – PC World
“Does that make it worth its $99 (£99.99, about AU$130) price tag? For dedicated VR gamers like ourselves the answer will be a resounding ‘yes’ – Tech Radar
“I can’t go back…” – RoadtoVR
How to Install:
So you’ve been convinced? Here’s what’s next. Installing the Deluxe Audio Strap takes only a couple of minutes, but there are a couple of connection points to be aware of. We’ve put together a brief install video that shows the small twists and turns needed to install your new Deluxe Audio Strap. Watch the video here:
DAS for Vive Pre Owners
Is the Deluxe Audio Strap compatible with the Vive Pre? Yes, however, for Vive Pre owners, the Deluxe Audio Strap requires a small change to the connection point where the Deluxe Audio Strap is installed. A conversion kit is in manufacturing and will be available by mid-June for free. Please email email@example.com for your kit, which includes a new screw peg and a t6 screwdriver.
Have questions? Hit up our support team via @htcvive and enjoy your new Vive Deluxe Audio Strap!