Deluxe Audio Strap Pre-order

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I'm gonna wait for amazon to open up preorders since it will probably have free next day shipping with prime
 

heatlesssun

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Arrg, didn't see this until now, I thought pre-orders for this didn't start until May 2nd. Definitely getting one, the strap system on the Vive is pretty crappy.
 
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Arrg, didn't see this until now, I thought pre-orders for this didn't start until May 2nd. Definitely getting one, the strap system on the Vive is pretty crappy.

Ya, mine is starting to sag and look like an old jock strap already. The new semi-rigid head harness is on my must buy list as soon as it becomes available to order as well.
 

Pestluder

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I like the strap ;), but I don't care for the audio. Are there any good choices for just a strap?
 

MavericK

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I'll be interested to hear reviews from you guys on the new strap / headphone quality. I'm sticking with my welding helmet mod for now.
 

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Are the headphones any good with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap? $99 seems steep.
 

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Let us know what you think, awesome for today. I may have to go to the Microsoft store next week and pick a pair up.
 

nwkrep82

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did you get them?

I did...first impressions...I'm loving them. Sooo much better than the stock straps. The convenience of having headphones built in and the ease of adjustment...makes this a great upgrade.

It's more comfortable and secure. No more loosening straps...even more so if your straps are worn from repeated usage.

Going from my head to another is a much painless and quicker process. This is what the Vive should have shipped with.

$99 is a little on the high side (especially if you just bought a Vive recently), but I don't regret it one bit. I've owned my Vive since it's consumer release.
 

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I did...first impressions...I'm loving them. Sooo much better than the stock straps. The convenience of having headphones built in and the ease of adjustment...makes this a great upgrade.

It's more comfortable and secure. No more loosening straps...even more so if your straps are worn from repeated usage.

Going from my head to another is a much painless and quicker process. This is what the Vive should have shipped with.

$99 is a little on the high side (especially if you just bought a Vive recently), but I don't regret it one bit. I've owned my Vive since it's consumer release.

Congrats! I saw too slow today but I'm definitely getting one of these. A couple of quick questions if I may. There is an integrated microphone correct? Also, if you don't want to use the headphones, I have surround speaks in my office and actually like using them most of the time, is it easy to flip up the headphones so that they are out of the way? Thanks!
 

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Congrats! I saw too slow today but I'm definitely getting one of these. A couple of quick questions if I may. There is an integrated microphone correct? Also, if you don't want to use the headphones, I have surround speaks in my office and actually like using them most of the time, is it easy to flip up the headphones so that they are out of the way? Thanks!

There is no integrated mic (besides the one in the headset itself). The speakers can be turned towards the back running almost parallel with the sides or they can be removed completely (the is a screw under the inner padding).
 
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heatlesssun

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There is no integrated mic (besides the one is the headset itself). The speakers can be turned towards the back running almost parallel with the sides or they can be removed completely (the is a screw under the inner padding).

Thanks!
 

Loose Nut

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Glad to hear nwkrep82, I paid for 2 say shipping at Vive website, 24 hrs. later its still in "processing"
 

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I bought mine from newegg with the saver shipping (just moved and haven't set up my vive yet) and its coming tomorrow, so no tax and arrives in 3 days. Perfect :D
 

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I bought mine from newegg with the saver shipping (just moved and haven't set up my vive yet) and its coming tomorrow, so no tax and arrives in 3 days. Perfect :D

I bought mine yesterday from stupid newegg with same day "local express" shipping. It not only was not delivered yesterday, it STILL has not even shipped.

I got them to refund the cost but they have to email the warehouse to confirm when it's going to go out. Ridiculous
 

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Apparently for some people the foam is starting to rub/flake off. HTC tweeted that they are looking into it.

Apparently it's just the coating that makes it feel velvety. Mine is fine so far and the strap itself is a great improvement over the original. Much easier to put on, much easier to adjust, integrated audio is extremely convenient and pretty good quality.

It's overpriced but IMO essential. Hopefully they include it in the main vive package before too long.
 

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I have the Vive WITHOUT the new 3-in-1 cable that is now standard. Can I still use this new audio strap? Or should I also order the 3-in-1 cable with it (when, of course, the audio strap is back in stock)?
 

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I have the Vive WITHOUT the new 3-in-1 cable that is now standard. Can I still use this new audio strap? Or should I also order the 3-in-1 cable with it (when, of course, the audio strap is back in stock)?

yes you can use it with the old cable, yes you should order the new cable anyway since it's better
 

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Why is the new cable better? Is it just that it's lighter in weight?

It's actually a couple grams heavier. It's flexible in all directions (like having a rope taped to your head instead of a belt) so I find that it gets in the way less. It's not a drastic difference but I think it's worth doing. Unless you plan on getting one of the wireless adapters coming this year, in which case the cable doesn't really matter..
 

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It's actually a couple grams heavier. It's flexible in all directions (like having a rope taped to your head instead of a belt) so I find that it gets in the way less. It's not a drastic difference but I think it's worth doing. Unless you plan on getting one of the wireless adapters coming this year, in which case the cable doesn't really matter..
Appreciate the info. Right now, the old cable doesn't bother me as much as it does to some, so as long as the old cable is workable with the deluxe audio strap, I'll give it a go. Can always change it down the line.
 
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