HTC Vive Focus VR Headset (White) $299 (Was $599) with Free Standard Delivery @ Centre Com

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I was looking for a VR headset to play Half-Life Alyx and came across this heavily discounted VR Headset. I rang Centre Com and found out that unfortunately, this headset is NOT recommended/compatible with Half-Life Alyx :(

In any case, it's a very good price for someone looking for a VR Headset to play basic games and access other VR content.

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  • +10 votes

    Not recommended?

    Ah yeah. I see it now.

    Not enough protection from headcrabs

  • +1 vote

    Never used a VR/AR unit, could this be powered by a PC on 2070 super? Have no idea about this but it looks really good now if we getting locked down for several weeks 😂

    • +3 votes

      Easily, you'd be better off with a better headset though for another $150ish

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        @Where's_That_Cake such as? I've been researching since last night and I'm not sure which to get. very limited options in Australia. I'm leaning towards Oculus Rift S

        • +2 votes

          If he's talking about the Windows Mixed Reality headsets avoid, they're terrible.

          The Rift S is probably the best option unless you want to pay triple for Index.

          • +2 votes

            @Diji1: im using a WMR samsung odyssey+ I picked up for $370 on amazon, very very far from terrible. Only downside that it's tracking can sometimes get lost when you put your arms behind you and that obviously can't compete with lighthouses. Else, super high quality, great picture, durable controllers (I've punched a lot of walls) and great headset tracking. However, I would say to only buy it if its less than the Rift S, else the Rift is a safe bet.

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            @Diji1: Acer WMR is not terrrible - I have one and played it last night - its very good actually.

            I happily recommend the WMR headsets!

            I wont be buying another till there are affordable WIRELESS ones as thats the biggest annoyance (I also have a PSVR and Oculus Go - the go is so much easier to use because of no cables)

        • +1 vote

          Rift S can be had for $450ish often. There are some graphically intense games where 2070 super may struggle on high settings but you can lower them, for mainstream though its more than fine.

      • -5 votes

        Easily

        It won't be easy LMAO, a 2080 Ti isn't enough for graphically intensive VR.

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      Doesn't connect to a PC at all. It's a standalone unit.

  • +1 vote

    I want some VR to escape this crazy world!

  • +2 votes

    any recs for hl alyx?

    • +2 votes

      I ended up returning the Vive cosmos because of how heavy it was and ended up picking up the oculus rift s on amazon. Currently no sales and I paid full price but honestly. The light weightness makes it more enjoyable to play. Less headaches and it doesn’t feel like you have a head crab on you all the time.

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      +1 I would like to know as well.

    • +2 votes

      I have an Oculus Quest, a CV1 and a Rift S.

      It all depends on your budget, the Valve Index is the current top of the range VR headset but it is severely reduced availability and very expensive.

      If your budget is lower, the Oculus Quest is perfect with Oculus Link attachments. It has the added benefit of wire-free gameplay with a whole bunch of Oculus Quest games and connect it up to the PC with the Oculus Link cable to play higher performing games.

      The cables I use to connect my Quest up to my PC are:
      https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0179MXKU8
      https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07BKZSGC4

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        Quest is amazing, but isn't the fibre Link cable not available/sold out?

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          The fibre link is considered ideal, but any USB 3.1 cable should work. I get a total length of 6 metres using the two links I posted in that comment.

      • +1 vote

        How do you find the Quest tethered compared to the Rift S / CV1? Is the crop to 72hz noticeable?

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          Not noticeable at all to me! The Quest resolution to me with the link cable is far better as well than the Rift S, wish I just got the Quest first.

  • +7 votes

    This headset is standalone and very limited in terms of experience it can give you, definitely not recommended even for this price

    The cheapest VR headset that can be usable with a PC would be Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest, Samsung Odyssey or HP Reverb (Quest is standalone but can be used with a PC), they are more expensive but they are the cheapest for a good experience. They can all be used with Steam and non-Steam VR applications.

    Look at this article for more information: https://uploadvr.com/beginners-guide-vr-faq-everything-you-n...

  • +8 votes

    Buys VR headset
    Loads 'Free Toilet Paper World.exe'

  • +7 votes

    perfect to go with my stayhomehub free premium membership.

  • +1 vote

    Save your money for an Oculus Quest. This is just a more comfortable experience of putting a low end phone in a cardboard enclosure. The Oculus Quest gives you proper VR experiences in a standalone headset.

  • +3 votes

    Oculus Quest with oculus link cable or Rift S

  • +3 votes

    I'd change the wording on the description. Some people might just read the first few words and believe it's compatible with Half-Life Alyx.

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    bought this a while ago - now just sitting there. If anyone is able to get this working with iRacing via a cable pls let me know!

  • +2 votes

    Currently I am using the HP reverb. I couldn't recommend it enough. Just get a clip for the cable to hang off your shirt. It's a heavy cable. Also if you have eyes too close together it won't be good. The eye distance range is via software and not suitable for everyone. Picture is amazing. Controls are amazing. Price is lame because weak Aussie dollar. But only matters if we are filthy peasants. I'm on a bargain website so that's me.

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    so any banger deals on the oculus rift s??

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