HTC Vive vs. Merge VR

Product Summary

HTC Vive

Release date: Apr, 2016.

Delve into the world of virtual reality through Steam Vr’s HTC Vive: one of the main competitors to the Oculus Rift. It is equipped with graphics and refresh rates the same as its rival but offers an exclusive way to play. Specialising in immersing yourself in the 3D space around you, the HTC Vive allows you t...Read more >

Merge VR

Release date: Dec, 2015.

Made up of durable, marshmallow like foam, this lightweight Headset is perfect for children of all ages. With the Merge VR Goggles you'll be safe in the knowledge that your precious smartphone will be snugly protected within it's multiple layers of shock absorbent foam meaning you'll be able to trust it ...Read more >

Compare HTC Vive & Merge VR Specs

General Specifications

HTC

HTC Vive

Merge VR

Merge VR

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
OLED
Smartphone Display
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
3.6in, OLED
Smartphone Resolution
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
Smartphone Refresh Rate
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
SteamVR
Android, iOS
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
110°
90°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Fresnel
Aspherical
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
60.8-74.6mm
Adjustable
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
Not Applicable
42mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
HTC Vive Controllers
Conductive Button
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Smartphone Sensors
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
15x15ft
None
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0
None
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
None
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
Yes
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
555g
340g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
High Grade Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Black
Purple

Minimum Requirements

 

 

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
4GB+ RAM
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x1 USB 2.0 or newer
Not Applicable
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
iOS & Android
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
None
Smartphone With Gyroscope
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
Not Applicable
123mm
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
Not Applicable
158mm

Where To Buy

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HTC Vive
Merge VR
Buy the HTC Vive on Amazon
$599.00
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$45.45
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Buy the HTC Vive on Best Buy
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$59.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Newegg
$799.00
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$99.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Walmart
$807.49
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$79.00
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